Magazines observed

Once around some magazines...

  • Charles Perry profiles Philippe's — technically, Philippe the Original — on its 100th anniversary, writing in this Sunday's LAT Magazine "if time travelers from 1918 entered Philippe's today, they'd be at no loss for words. Beef, double dip. Coleslaw, blueberry pie, coffee." Perry, by the way, confirms that he has taken the buyout and will leave the L.A. Times on April 25. "My agent is shopping a book about my fast times as a food historian, 'Partying Like It's 1399,'" he says. A fluent Arabic speaker who worked at Rolling Stone and wrote a book on Haight-Ashbury, a former colleague emails, half in jest: "Rumors persist to this day that he works for the CIA."
  • LAT book editor David Ulin profiles Joe Torre, also in the Sunday magazine: "There was that distinctive lumber: dogged, plodding almost, head down, long arms stationary, eyes not giving anything away. He threw a poker-faced glance at his players, many of whom were sprawled in front of their stalls chatting, slowly pulling on their uniforms. For a larger-than-life guy, this was a distinctly smaller-than-life appearance--or perhaps it was as measured as the man himself."
  • On the Dodger theme, the new issue of Tu Ciudad nominates its favorite Latino Dodgers of all time. Editor Oscar Garza also Q-&-A's Antonio Gonzalez of the Southwest Voter Registration Project. The magazine's website has been updated with interactive features, blogs and a new look.
  • In the March 31 New Yorker, Amanda Fortini profiled Lyndas Resnick, "the pomegranate princess." Not online, but maybe still in your magazine stack.

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