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Charlie Parker and Henry Rollins (Again): Readers Respond

When Charlie Parker Dropped Trou Last week's cover story, "The Wildest Party in L.A. History," by Chris Walker, was a smash with readers. Scott Hajek summarizes the reaction: "Sex, drugs, art, fame, mystery and obscure L.A. history all rolled into one? Now that is what I want in a cover...…
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Armenian Power and Henry Rollins: Readers Write

Hayley Fox's cover story about the FBI's takedown of Armenian Power was a big hit with readers ("The Unusual Suspects," July 4). Yupper writes, "THANK GOD. I was beginning to think even the cops were afraid of these losers. They speed around in their flashy cars, no respect for anyone,...…
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Who's Whitewashing What? Readers Respond

Who Ya Calling "Whitewashed"? Readers loved Chris Kornelis' cover story detailing how Bob Marley's Legend was sold to the suburbs ("The Whitewashing of Bob Marley," June 27). Our headline? Not so much. Christian Clark writes, "While I enjoyed Chris Kornelis' article on Marley, I'm a bit miffed by its title...…
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The Karate Kid and LAPD Drones: Readers Write

Wax On, Wax Off Jared Cowan's story about The Karate Kid turning 30 — and particularly his online gallery of photos comparing its Valley locations in 1984 and today — was an online smash ("Today We Are the Karate Kid," June 20). Reader JustaGuy remembers one location well, writing, "In...…
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Political Mudslingers and Downtown Developers: Readers Respond

Michael Trujillo's Dark Arts Hillel Aron's story about political consultant Michael Trujillo was a great behind-the-scenes look at the race to replace Henry Waxman in the 33rd congressional district ("Almost Infamous," June 13). "Good article," Rick_T writes. "Thanks for exposing this hack. Everyone in politics knows Mike Trujillo is the...…
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Why Did O.J. Skate? Readers Write

Remembering O.J. Gendy Alimurung's piece about Michael Monk, who wrote a book about the O.J. Simpson case in iambic pentameter, stirred up memories for readers ("Brentwood's Murder Most Foul," June 12). Reader "Old White Guy" writes, "Monk's play about the O.J. trial rehashes the line that the mostly black jury...…
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News, Letters Are There Limits to Fandom? Readers Respond

Are There Limits to Fandom? Readers Respond

The Limits of Fandom Are we more than the sum of the things we like? A May 30 essay by John Roderick, singer for The Long Winters, argued that the answer is yes — and that "the nerd liberation movement," which allows us to build our identity around the media...…
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News, Letters Tom Cruise Versus the Internet: Readers Respond

Tom Cruise Versus the Internet: Readers Respond

Cruise Control Last week, Film Critic Amy Nicholson offered a contrarian take on Tom Cruise's famous couch-jumping moment — arguing that the events of 2005 irrevocably changed our relationship with celebrity, and that Cruise's career as a serious actor was a major casualty. ("The Last Movie Star," May 23). In...…
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News, Letters Manzanar Memories and People Plaints: Readers Write

Manzanar Memories and People Plaints: Readers Write

Visit to the Camps Henry Rollins' column about his trip to Manzanar, where thousands of American of Japanese descent were held during World War II, had readers all wound up ("Remembering Manzanar," May 9). Jennie Vasquez writes, "What a sad and ugly part of our history. Very moving article. I've the...…
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Myspace and Weed on Wheels: Readers Respond

Can Myspace get its mojo back? As Ben Westhoff reported in last week's cover story, despite tens of millions of dollars in investment, a slick new redesign and an ambitious plan to do good journalism, so far, an increase in users has been elusive ("Is Myspace Destined to Fail (Again)?")...…
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News, Letters KROQ and Joan Rivers: Readers Respond

KROQ and Joan Rivers: Readers Respond

The Writers' Lament As last week's cover story detailed, Fashion Police writers are still striking — more than a year after they first walked off the job ("It's No Joke," by Danielle Paquette). Gregorama writes, "I find it appalling and disgusting that this selfish, cretinous old crone (along with her...…
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News, Letters Shelter Woes and Pussy Riots: Readers Respond

Shelter Woes and Pussy Riots: Readers Respond

Seeking Shelter WeHo News publisher Ryan Gierach's time at the PATH L.A. homeless shelter — and his fight to improve conditions there — was the subject of last week's cover story ("Gimme Shelter," by Gendy Alimurung). UltimateBandGirl writes, "I am so happy to see this exposé of PATH. I stayed...…
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News, Letters Defending L.A. Theater and a Troubled Mom: Readers Write

Defending L.A. Theater and a Troubled Mom: Readers Write

Fighting for Her Family Gene Maddaus' cover story about a young woman fighting one of L.A.'s richest families for the right to see her daughter filled our mailbag this week ("Gone Baby Gone," April 11). Some wrote in to support Crystabel Funes; others questioned the actions of her late boyfriend's...…
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Fake Autographs and Phony Personality Tests: Readers Write

As Jake Rossen reported in a March 28 cover story, the so-called experts "authenticating" celebrity autographs are often full of shit ("Certifiable"). Readers were grateful for the information. Writes Korey Henderson of Inglewood, "Thank you for the insightful article about autograph authenticators. I am in the process of...…
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News, Letters Pacifica's Problems: Readers Keep Writing

Pacifica's Problems: Readers Keep Writing

Pacifica's Problems Readers won't stop talking about Pacifica Radio. Two weeks after Hillel Aron's story about the left-wing radio company — which includes local KPFK — our mailbag continues to fill ("Pacifica's Permanent Revolution," March 21). Kim Carney of South Pasadena writes, "As a long-term listener and supporter of Pacifica...…
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Peace for Pacifica? Readers Write

Hillel Aron's cover story about the troubles at Pacifica Radio, and the local station it owns, KFPK, left readers sharply divided ("Pacifica's Permanent Revolution," March 21). Dltab writes, "Very well-done article and very funny." AndrewX agrees. "Popcorn all around," he writes. "This is real 'Judean People's...…
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News, Letters The Grim Sleeper and the Death Penalty: Readers Respond

The Grim Sleeper and the Death Penalty: Readers Respond

Waiting for Justice Christine Pelisek's cover story last week updated readers on the story she broke years ago — the Grim Sleeper, whose trail of brutal murders in L.A. ended only with his 2010 arrest ("Serial Killer Circus"). Now he's in jail (still), awaiting trial, and Pelisek, formerly an L.A...…
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Building Collapses and Cop Controversies: Readers Respond

Disaster Unreadiness So L.A. has spent years stalling and stumbling rather than strengthening the long list of buildings that could crumble if the Big One hits, Gracie Zheng reported last week ("L.A.'s Eve of Reconstruction," March 7). WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE! JonasGrumby writes, "We've gone through a decade of...…
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Remembering Rom-Coms: Readers Respond

True Romance Last week Film Critic Amy Nicholson looked into a suspicious death — but there wasn't any single corpse. Instead, she talked to everyone from director Paul Feig to actress Drew Barrymore about the death of an entire genre of film ("Who Killed the Romantic Comedy?"). Readers had much...…
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News, Letters USC and DWP Have Readers Fired Up

USC and DWP Have Readers Fired Up

That's All He Wrote USC is pulling the plug on its Master of Professional Writing Program, as Gene Maddaus reported last week ("The End of the Story," Feb. 21). Readers responded angrily. Work Avoidance Log writes, "It's outrageous that the dean has refused to meet with a group of students...…
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