People of the Weekly

The current LA Weekly is the annual L.A. People issue. "Portraits of the waitresses and starlets ... the tech wizards and rock stars ... the activists, gang survivors, political warriors and policy wonks ... the scientists, teachers and fabulous nerds ... plus the nightlife shapers, art makers and fashion provocateurs that make Los Angeles the only place to live," writes editor Laurie Ochoa. Among the mini-profiled this year are author Ray Bradbury, ex-mayor Richard Riordan, photographer Gary Leonard, activists Art Goldberg, Alice Callahan and Damien Goodmon, media presence Shira Lazar, bloggers Laurie and Sean Percival and man-about-downtown Brady Westwater. Kevin Scanlon takes the photos again, and has his say here.

Noted: The whole staff pitches in to write these, and Jonathan Gold finds a blogger devoted to Laker Sasha Vujacic:

"The woman behind sashavujacic18.com is Emily Ho, a slight, pretty librarian with the grace of Natalie Portman, who runs the site out of a small but exceedingly tasteful Silver Lake studio apartment lined with prints by half the artists in the Giant Robot stable. (The apartment, which she shares with boyfriend Gregory Han, has won prizes in national design competitions.) Days, Ho works an art bibliographer at the Getty; her living room table is strewn with French-language tracts and photocopies of 17th-century Italian manuscripts. Evenings, she rolls down a 92-inch projection screen and the Lakers cavort on her wall at nearly life size.

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