Jason Bentley Tells Us Why He's Stepping Down at KCRWAfter a decade as KCRW’s music director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic and Metropolis, Jason Bentley has become as much a part of the fabric of L.A. as ice blended coffees, chopped salads, and power pilates. But on August 31, the velvet-voiced 48-year-old will sign…
Playboy's First Pop-Up Might Not Be What You ExpectedIn its September 1975 issue, Playboy devoted 15 pages to a funny, provocative interview with author-poet Erica Jong. Two years earlier Jong’s book Fear of Flying became a best-seller and cultural sensation for its candid portrayal of female sexual desire, not to mention introducing the phrase “zipless…
Alta Journal Posted a Tweet About L.A. Media That Was Extremely Not It“Fake Boobs, Real News” was the headline of Alta Journal’s story, which went on to say that “Los Angeles might be the land of make-believe, but the journalism coming out of the City of Angeles is anything but fake.”Fake boobs, real news. You might not…
Michelin Los Angeles Rankings Will Return, but Do We Want Them?Starting in June, L.A. restaurants will have their first chance to be awarded Michelin stars in more than a decade. Rather than bringing back the city-specific book, as Michelin published for 2008 and 2009, this time around it will be a California-wide book. The Old…
The L.A. Times Union Says Hell No to Management Controlling Creative ProjectsThe Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Times Guild are feuding over a proposal that would give management control over any non-Times related projects undertaken by its journalists. Since June, members of the Times’ recently formed union have been engaged with management in negotiating the…
The National Enquirer's Website Is Apparently Hosted by AmazonThe National Enquirer may have picked the wrong Richest Man on Earth to fuck with.In a dispatch posted to Medium yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos accused your rightwing grandma’s favorite grocery checkout impulse buy of “extortion” for, he alleges, threatening to publish the mogul’s salacious selfies unless he…
Veteran Editor Maer Roshan Is the New Editor in Chief of Los Angeles MagazineLos Angeles magazine is proud to announce that Maer Roshan has been named editor in chief of Los Angeles magazine and LAmag.com.An award-winning editor, writer, and media entrepreneur, Roshan has served as a top editor at several of the industry’s premiere titles, and launched and…
What's Really Behind Grindr's Sudden Slash of Its News Site INTO?In August, 2017, the dating app Grindr launched INTO, a website focused on LGBTQ-oriented news and culture. For nearly a year and a half, the site grew, with coverage of everything from the treatment of queer individuals in Chechnya to weekly recaps of RuPaul’s Drag…
Four Long Reads to Get You Through the Four-Day WeekendHolidays are made for family and food and, if we’re being real, putting in some earbuds and catching up on those rich, lengthy stories you didn’t get around to reading this year. Here’s a round up of four of our favorites from 2018.“In 1982, a Family…
Why LA Taco May Be the Future of Alternative Journalism in L.A.In Los Angeles, 2017 was a grim year for journalism. The website LAist was abruptly shuttered by its new owner, and the exodus of experienced writers and editors from the Los Angeles Times (as well as from this very magazine) continued. Then the hammer…
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