Before Flickr, before Tumblr, before Instagram or Chatroulette or sideboob slideshows on corporate media websites, there was TonyPierce.com. From his East Hollywood bachelor pad at the dawn of the century, Tony combined his own L.A. snapshots with pilfered celebrity photographs, found objects, PG-13 pictures submitted by the camgirls, and freeform essays on his favorite subjects: his bus ride to work, Howard Stern, the Chicago Cubs, 19-year-old girls in their underwear, Charles Bukowski, the Los Angeles Times. Tony went pro as editor of LAist.com and then blog editor at the Los Angeles Times, where he created and edited iconic blogs such as L.A. Now and Hero Complex. We talked [...]
Oh, Mexico! It's "a land so rich in slang and wordplay (much of it salty but freely used) that a newcomer armed with book-learned Spanish might feel he had studied for the wrong test." HAHA RIGHT? UNLIKE FRANCE OR RUSSIA OR CHINA. (Whoops, sorry.) Anyway! Thus begins what is a phenomenally dim little piece in the Los Angeles Times this week. Salty! Freely used! Unlike in New York City or London, where in our fine English language we never speak in slang. (What would that trashy Charles Dickens make of this? Hell, what would Evelyn Waugh say?) Here's the deal: nearly all other Spanish-speaking people hate both Mexican [...]
Headline: "Obama insists he's devoted to reviving the economy" Deck: "Slipping in the polls, the president uses his eighth news conference to defend his economic agenda and accuse Republican of blocking measures in Congress."
The right-wing press sure is going rough with the spin on Obama today, right? (Complete with copy error, of course. Republicans, you adorable bloggers.) Because they-oh, wait, sorry, that's the front page of the Los Angeles Times website! (The New York Times, by the way, went with "Obama Presses Tax Cuts for Middle Class at News Briefing.")
The story of rookie cop's harrowing first day on the job makes the front page of the Los Angeles Times. You can also catch it tonight on NBC; check your local listings.