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July 29, 1996 | IRENE LACHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The war is not over. But this time, the expression "newspaper war" is taking on a different color. The battle once reserved for dailies duking it out for space at the breakfast table has moved to the alternative press. And the recent arrival of New Times, the scrappy, irreverent, Phoenix-based chain, is sending tremors across L.A.'s landscape of weekly newspapers. Ground zero was the decade-old Los Angeles View, an eccentric tabloid that specialized in politics and culture.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2014 | By Andrea Wang
You did it. You survived Coachella 2014 . Here's a look back at the festival's most memorable moments and the most popular musicians there - according to our readers. While our music staff compiled its list of "must see" talent, we asked you to plot your stage-hopping journey with our interactive schedule . With those results, we've narrowed down the acts L.A. Times readers were most excited to see. L.A. Times readers' top 10 Coachella picks (multiple bands on a line indicate ties)
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NEWS
November 7, 2011
There's a bit of a chill in the air, and the sun is now setting about 5 p.m. If that makes you long for summer, a look at this photo gallery might bring back those lazy, crazy, hazy days. Readers submitted summer vacation photos earlier this year, and in thinking back on them, we realized there were some that might help us out of our shortest-days-of-the-year funk. From Andrea Ashley's photo of Hollywood Beach in Oxnard to Bret Lama's photo at Tivoli Gardens in Denmark, these photos will warm you on these chilly autumn days.
NEWS
November 7, 2011
There's a bit of a chill in the air, and the sun is now setting about 5 p.m. If that makes you long for summer, a look at this photo gallery might bring back those lazy, crazy, hazy days. Readers submitted summer vacation photos earlier this year, and in thinking back on them, we realized there were some that might help us out of our shortest-days-of-the-year funk. From Andrea Ashley's photo of Hollywood Beach in Oxnard to Bret Lama's photo at Tivoli Gardens in Denmark, these photos will warm you on these chilly autumn days.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2014 | By Andrea Wang
You did it. You survived Coachella 2014 . Here's a look back at the festival's most memorable moments and the most popular musicians there - according to our readers. While our music staff compiled its list of "must see" talent, we asked you to plot your stage-hopping journey with our interactive schedule . With those results, we've narrowed down the acts L.A. Times readers were most excited to see. L.A. Times readers' top 10 Coachella picks (multiple bands on a line indicate ties)
BUSINESS
May 26, 1994 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Reader is going undercover. Beginning with today's issue, a glossy color cover is being added to the alternative weekly newspaper, which will now call itself a magazine. The rest of the publication will continue to be printed on newsprint.
OPINION
October 25, 1998 | GREGORY PECK, Gregory Peck is honorary director of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles
Since people first began writing down their stories nearly 7,000 years ago, we have needed libraries. The story of who we are is contained in all its amazing variety in the library, and we are fortunate in Los Angeles to have a place of public greatness where this complex, rich and varied story can continue to be told, read and heard. A tradition of greatness is not automatic, however. As T.S. Eliot warned us, we must add to and maintain traditions.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 1986 | David Fox
Over at "the other" weekly, L.A. Reader film editor Andy Klein said he was conscious of appearances but "the rivalry didn't feel like it would cause a problem with reviewing." Entertainment editor Kyle Counts saw "Echo Park" and had a "positive" reaction.
TRAVEL
October 10, 2004
At Jokulsarlon, home of the glacial lagoon on the eastern coast of Iceland, chunks of ice wash up on an Atlantic shore covered with black lava sand. "The saltwater washes the ice clean, so it looks like diamonds," says L.A. reader Lisa Cole, who took this picture at 5:30 one August morning. "It was one of the prettiest things I've seen."
BOOKS
July 20, 1986
Regarding your review of Matt Groening's "Love Is Hell" (The Book Review, June 29), your L.A. County readers can still get their acerbic fix from Groening's "Life in Hell" cartoon strip in two yuppie weeklies: Kevin Cody's Easy Reader in the Santa Monica Bay area from Lomita to El Segundo and Pierce O'Donnell's Pasadena Weekly. Your parochial reviewer only half informed readers by telling them that the L.A. Reader dropped Matt! J. K. DRUMMOND San Pedro
OPINION
October 25, 1998 | GREGORY PECK, Gregory Peck is honorary director of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles
Since people first began writing down their stories nearly 7,000 years ago, we have needed libraries. The story of who we are is contained in all its amazing variety in the library, and we are fortunate in Los Angeles to have a place of public greatness where this complex, rich and varied story can continue to be told, read and heard. A tradition of greatness is not automatic, however. As T.S. Eliot warned us, we must add to and maintain traditions.
NEWS
July 29, 1996 | IRENE LACHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The war is not over. But this time, the expression "newspaper war" is taking on a different color. The battle once reserved for dailies duking it out for space at the breakfast table has moved to the alternative press. And the recent arrival of New Times, the scrappy, irreverent, Phoenix-based chain, is sending tremors across L.A.'s landscape of weekly newspapers. Ground zero was the decade-old Los Angeles View, an eccentric tabloid that specialized in politics and culture.
BUSINESS
May 26, 1994 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Reader is going undercover. Beginning with today's issue, a glossy color cover is being added to the alternative weekly newspaper, which will now call itself a magazine. The rest of the publication will continue to be printed on newsprint.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2001
If I didn't know Natalie Nichols' writing, I would be shocked at her ludicrous statement in her review of the Dave Matthews Band show at Dodger Stadium that the band "rarely were musically adept enough to be compelling" ("Everyman With a Guitar," by Natalie Nichols, May 24). Superb musicianship is one of the qualities that sets DMB apart from the dull and monotonous world of today's pop music. And just because a band takes extended jams doesn't mean they're related to the Grateful Dead.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 1987 | RICHARD CROMELIN, Compiled by Terry Atkinson
"Polly Perverse Strikes Again! (A Love Story With Sociopathic Tendencies)." EZTV. $39.95. This slow-motion subterranean soap opera makes Andy Warhol's '60s studies in ennui look like "A Hard Day's Night." The acting ranges from stiff to spaced-out to somnolent, the sound hisses and feeds back, writer-director Dan Sallitt (former film critic for the L.A. Reader) sets up nice shots of the backs of actors' heads, and the love-triangle plot limps slowly along.
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