Bobby Redford makes the case for Bristol Bay in this LA Times op-ed. LINK
Local artist Daniel Edwards has for some time now been celebrating the “beauty of celebrity pregnancy.” In 2006, he kicked off his Celebrity Baby Boomer series with “Monument to Pro-Life,” which featured a likeness of Britney Spears,...Show More Summary
By Jacob Steinberg: Since its inception in mid April, we added 9, stocks to the `Retire Young` portfolio and now it's time to introduce the second to last company in our portfolio. This company has been performing greatly in the last few months, yet it's been under the radar of many investors. Show More Summary
Chait profiles Josh Barro: The brief arc of Barro’s young career—at National Review, then Forbes, and now Bloomberg View—displays a man losing all patience with the Republican Party. Over time, Barro’s writing has fitfully evolved from muted, oblique criticism to polite, persistent criticism to, finally, firm opposition. Show More Summary
From the LA Times: A guest at a charity auction at Cannes has paid 1.2 million euros ($1.5 million) for a trip into space with Leonardo DiCaprio. AmFAR, a nonprofit devoted to AIDS research, held the auction Thursday night at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc as part of its 20th annual Cinema Against AIDS event at [...]
Welcome to Episode #93 of The Daily Interaction podcast. The other day, my voice coach told me to be less careful. LESS careful! It’s not an advice you hear every day. What does she mean, I wonder? But I liked the sound of it and later, I got exactly what she said which inspired this [...]
In just a few weeks, it will be time once again for one of my favourite marketing events of the year. No, it’s not the party-filled serendipity fest of SXSW, or the Las Vegas geek-pride gathering at CES. The event I’m talking about is all business … and that’s why it’s one of my top events all year. On June... Read More >>
"Melville was the most extraordinary advocate Los Angeles theater has known," says the CEO of LA Stage Alliance.
AllThingsD reports that Hearst Newspapers is installing two new executives — Joanne Bradford, most recently of Demand Media, and former LA Times CEO Jeffrey Johnson – to lead a new effort to reinvigorate and “redefine” the SF Chronicle and its online property SF Gate. I sincerely hope they know what they’re doing. Kara Swisher (ATD) seems [...]
By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. What’s in millennials’ wallets? Fewer credit cards (LA Times) Emily Alpert talks to Pipeline Fellow Nona Willis Aronowitz about why young households are carrying less and less credit card debt. Show More Summary
I don’t have time for a long comment, and am only 1,000 words into chapter 2 of my novel. But no one in the LA has commented on the Woolwich murder. This has key implications for liberty, not least because … Continue reading ?
It's time for a walk down memory lane with a HotelChatter Flashback! On this day back in 2007, we were chattering about the staggering $3 million paycheck plus room and board for the artist once again known as Prince and his seven-week residency at the Hollywood Roosevelt. Show More Summary
A Bundle of Oy John McCain may seem like an unlikely person to deliver the message about the new world of content consumption, but in an LA Times op-ed, he makes some excellent arguments about the need for cable companies to change the...Show More Summary
Los Angeles may be sunny and star-studded year-round, but summer is the prime time to grab a seat and some grub outdoors in La La Land.
In a blog post today, aimed squarely at reports in both the Washington Post and the LA Times, Yelp’s Vice President of Communications Vince Sollitto refutes any claim of wrongdoing or pressure to advertise in exchange for hiding poor user reviews. Sollitto points to a third-party, ongoing study by Harvard and Yale professors that hasn’t [...]Show More Summary
``BofA and JPMorgan's assertions that they've fulfilled their obligations under the settlement aren't official, as Joseph Smith, the monitor for the deal, hasn't reviewed them yet, according to the LA Times. Wells Fargo also claims to be 90 percent of the way done fulfilling its obligations. Show More Summary
Perfume PossePerfume, Highs and Lows. I’m sure some of you might be tired of me nattering on about all the fun Portia and I had during the time she was in LA, but tough. One of the last days we cruised around Hollywood (I showed him the Baby Jane house on McCadden the “Los Tiempos”, formerly the home of Buff The rest, please... Perfume PossePerfume, Highs and Lows.
Yelp has been the subject of a new crop of stories from business owners claiming they are being shaken down to become advertisers. Last month, LA Times columnist Sandy Banks reported on a sign she saw at a local restaurant: "Stop the Bully. Show More Summary
This Saturday night (May 25, 2013) the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to pay-per-view (PPV) for the fifth time this year as UFC 160: "Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2" goes down from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Heavyweight...Show More Summary
One day after deciding not to renew coach Vinny Del Negro's contract, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling admitted the decision was the players'. LA Times reporter T.J. Simers asked Sterling if he was off base for thinking the players made the call. Show More Summary