Gloria Ohland’s "End of the Road" article really hit the nail on the head. I myself am currently living in my car, and let me be the first to tell you that it beats sleeping on the cold sidewalks of the city any day of the year . . .
P.S. I’ve been reading the Weekly for several years now. My favorites are: personal ads, Rockie Horoscope and movie reviews. I would like to find a girlfriend in there someday, but they all seem to be too damn materialistic.
October 8, 1993
OUCH! AND THANK YOU
The guts of your magazine have been entirely scooped out. It’s empty. I still pick it up for the movie schedules and concerts and museum events, but I don’t miss it if I don’t collect it, whereas formerly it was essential. I look at the L.A. Times more carefully, which somehow is a saddening experience.
Still, I wish you luck in restructuring because, simultaneously, the other big free paper, the L.A. Reader, has become even more boring than you in your new incarnation. This city deserves better, even if for no other reason than there are so many of us living here.
Re: "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold," with all the troubles concerning the MTA, the Simpson trial, the O’Malley family selling the Dodgers, the mayoral race, not to mention all of the goings-on with film and music, you pick a stale 32-year-old piece to run on your cover? What’s next: "Dean Martin Had a Cough"?
In response to the "critique" of Titanic by Manohla Dargis, I can only say, "Everyone has an opinion and everyone has an asshole!" I spent six months working on this movie epic as a model-maker for Digital Domain, and researching the Titanic disaster. I felt all those involved with this project were greatly moved by the end result.
The L.A. Weekly apologizes for any embarrassment and emotional stress caused to waitresses or employees of the Crest Coffee Shop for the reference to one or more of them as lesbians, wording that appeared in the January 20, 1984, satirical restaurant article by Michael Lassell. The reference was in error and totally without any factual basis.