You may have noticed, today, upon scrolling down any one LA Weekly story to leave your angry tirade in the little angry-tirade box, that the experience was a whole lot more awesome than you remembered.

Indeed! The march of progress continues apace here at the Weekly (and throughout the entire Village Voice Media chain)…

… meaning we just hooked you up with an uber-interactive new commenting system. One that will surely bring us closer and see us thrive as one big big angry family! Here's how it works:

Real Time Conversations

You can see who is listening to a conversation and read comments in real time, making it easier to jump right into the discussion.

Talk to Your Social Network

When conversation is happening about an article on Facebook or Twitter, you can now see that conversation within the commenting thread. You can also tag and import your friends from Twitter and Facebook within the comment stream yourself.


You can choose to be alerted via email when someone replies to or likes your comment.

Follow Your Friends

You'll be able to see what your friends are saying and doing on our publications and Voice Places now with this one account.

To get started with our new commenting section, just click “Sign in” in the new comments section. You can sign up with Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Google or email.

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