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Cartoons and Responsibility: Readers Respond

How Dare She Hate Jail? Elena Pritchard’s Dec. 31 drawings and first-person account, “When a Cartoonist Landed in L.A. County Jail, She Drew What She Saw, Using Only a Golf Pencil,” split readers between those who were appalled that she did not address her culpability for landing in jail and......

Top 10 Lists and More on The Interview: Readers Respond

Deep-Sixing Our 2014 Top 10 Lists Some readers were not entirely thrilled by our year-end top 10 lists, if you can imagine that. Culture writer Isaac Simpson's "10 Best L.A. Street Art Murals of 2014" left reader Melissa "Zippy" Downing digging up some weighty history to prove us wrong. She......

The Interview and Pony Rides: Readers Respond

Failing The Interview Readers got worked up over Amy Nicholson's stories ("Why Is Kim Jong-un So Afraid of Seth Rogen?" and "Pulling The Interview Is the End of Free Speech in Hollywood"), especially after theater chains AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Carmike and Cineplex refused to show The Interview, prompting Sony to withdraw its......

Gay Mariachis and "20 Best Pop Songs": Readers Respond

Outing the Gay Mariachis The prevailing reaction to Abel Salas' online piece, "L.A.'s Only All-Gay Mariachi Band," a profile of Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, was summed up by reader Rigo Martinez Jr., who asked: "So what! Do they sound good?" But a larger debate unfolded amidst the massive reader......