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Mikal Gilmore

Newspaper Classifieds: The Good, the Bad and the Hilarious

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.19.2012 | Media
Michael Sigman

The sad state of newspaper classifieds makes me feel lucky that I worked at LA Weekly during the early '80s, when the classifieds did more than drive revenue: they said as much about the city's culture as the cover stories.

Confronting Reality (Part One) -- The Utah Motel

Benjamin LeRoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Benjamin LeRoy

How much of what we read -- even non-fiction -- is meant to be consumed from a distance? The voyeur culture is alive and well in America. Have I hit the outer fringes of it?

Publishing Trends? I Haven't Got Any Ideas

Benjamin LeRoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Benjamin LeRoy

I don't pay much attention to the trends, and conventional wisdom is that you shouldn't chase them if you know what they are because by the time you finish your book, the train will have left the station.