Wednesday desk clearing

  • Hollywood bloggers Sharon Waxman and Nikki Finke are disagreeing about the facts of a secret A-list meeting about SAG, and squabbling a bit, so Patrick Goldstein looks into it. The Big Picture (Variety's Anne Thompson calls it a duel of "blog divas.")
  • The 100 most notable books of 2008 as chosen by the New York Times book editors. Jacket Copy
  • Author Aimee Liu bemoans the paradox that the web means "there's more opportunity for all to publish, but more than ever, only the mega-sellers profit at all. It's like a rapidly expanding casino with a winner's circle that's simultaneously, and just as rapidly, shrinking." Huffington Post
  • Calendar feature writer Robin Abcarian, who has been covering the presidential campaign, will move to the L.A. Times national desk as an L.A.-based correspondent. Reader's Representative blog
  • Another Pinkberry bites the dust. Eater LA
  • If you live in a preferential parking district, those guest passes will cost you more than ever. Curbed LA
  • Writer William Goldman talks screenwriting and other topics with Aaron Sorkin. Anne Thompson

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