It costs taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars. But the feds say they're finally trying to crack down
If you ever wanted to see the hottest journalist ever with a master's degree and a university teaching gig strip on-stage, now's your chance. Sarah Tressler, the onetime L.A. alternative weekly writer who was fired from her Houston Chronicle staff writing job after the paper found out she was moonl ... More >>
Maybe Sarah Tressler was listening when we told her to come back to L.A. -- a stripping journalist would fit right in at the alt-lifestyle rag called LA Weekly. The former LA CityBeat intern was back in town today to stand with her attorney, Gloria Allred, and announce a federal discrimination clai ... More >>
The sexiest story to hit the newspaper world since Lou Grant wore short sleeves has a Los Angeles tie-in! Thank the Lord. It turns out that super-hottie society writer Sarah Tressler, fired after her not-so-secret night job as a stripper was revealed in Houston, was an intern right here in town - ... More >>
Yesterday the James Beard Foundation announced its 2012 nominations for book awards, journalism, design and graphics, broadcast and media, and restaurant and chefs. It is a very long list. There were also awards given for lifetime achievement (Wolfgang Puck!) and humanitarian of the year (Charlie Tr ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshNo more last meal requests for brisket from Texas death row inmates.Texas will stop serving final meals to death row inmates after a state lawmaker complained about an inmate's absurdly large last supper. Lawrence Brewer, who was executed last Wednesday in Huntsville, requested a ... More >>
CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled
Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media
Jim Carrey and crew go balls-out
SapphireBlue22stack of newspapersWhat's the country reading today food-wise? Here's a roundup of some of the food-related stories from other newspapers, many of which print their food sections mid-week. And remember, even if you don't actually buy papers these days (or not; this paper is free ... More >>
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Or, the fine art of bankruptcy
ACLU lawsuit says LAPD targeted reporters
An 'ordinary' execution gets completely out of hand
Two perspectives on how we look and what it means