Jay Levin: "What’s missing? Passion, humor, good editing, good choices of articles, wit, a sense of the life force, a sense of the dynamic of the culture, good hard journalism about the big core issues. The fact that the Weekly hasn’t covered the spiritual culture — outrageous in this town."
What can we say? Plenty, obviously, though the L.A. Weekly’s survival seems like a movie miracle. We’ve tried here to drag some of the twisting rivers this paper has traveled over its 20-year history. But the story doesn’t reveal how it got to be the nation’s biggest alternative weekly, does it? One thing’s sure: It could never happen this way again.