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Friday Foto: Lakers Flags

Sports fans are crazy everywhere. But since moving to Los Angeles a couple of years ago, I’ve noticed that Laker mania expresses itself in an unusual fashion: during the playoffs, Angelenos mount Lakers flags to their cars. I’ve never seen this in any other city, and other L.A. sports teams don’t seem to get the […]

posted 5 June 2009 in Photos. no comments yet

1988 Countdown #69: Midnight Oil, “Beds Are Burning”

  Consulting the Midnight Oil entry in my ever-handy Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop, I learn (1) “underneath the radical politics and lean, driving guitar rock, Midnight Oil remained an honest and compassionate group of optimists with a strong pride in their own country” (2) it only takes 35,000 units sold to certify a […]

posted 3 June 2009 in 1988. 5 comments

Summer Reading List

I have an embarrassing number of friends who are also talented authors. No fewer than four of them have books out right now. You should, of course, spend all your free time doing nothing but reading them. I would prefer that you did this blindly on my say-so, but in case you want to know […]

posted 1 June 2009 in Links. no comments yet