By Michael Goldstein
By Dennis Romero
By Sarah Fenske
By Matthew Mullins
By Patrick Range McDonald
By LA Weekly
By Dennis Romero
By Simone Wilson
Rudy Svorinich, "village idiot"? Perhaps, but he's our chubby, cherub-faced village idiot.
VIVA "L.A. CUCARACHA"
Lalo Alcaraz's cartoon this week [June 11-17] hit my sentiments exactly regarding the Army using Staff Sergeant Andrew Ramirez as a means of recruiting more Latinos to go to war instead of going to college. Lalo never disappoints, always expressing perspectives that too often go ignored in the mass media.
THE RIGHT GEIST
Thank you for Dave Shulman and his Sitegeist column. The man is a treasure. Every week there is something to make me laugh or wonder or explore. This week [June 1117], it was the Billboard Liberation Front. I had only dreamed about correcting those wonders of low tech that assuage my sits on the freeway, and to find out that there have been people doing it for over 10 years . . . What a country!
The Weekly contains lots of interesting articles, ranging from pop culture to global culture. However, the impression I'm most often left with is that everyone is in need of a boob job, a face-lift, liposuction, hair removal (or restoration), penis enlargement or, at the very least, a good colon scrubbing. Self-hatred comes in many forms, and this sort of advertising is perhaps the most pervasive in promoting it. I guess it's a good thing you included a "Spirituality L.A." directory in a recent issue. I was beginning to think cosmetic surgery was the only way.
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