David Ehrenstein

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2008

    A Year Without Cathy Seipp

    It wasn't long after I moved to OC that I got the news that Cathy Seipp had died. I got it almost instantaneously -- Cathy was so hooked into the blogosphere that her last moments, much like many of her days, were obsessively chronicled online by friends and colleagues. That was a year ago today. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Uni Cycles

    A question I often get asked is, "How come you have so many right-wing friends?" I don't have that many, but since almost all of them are bloggers and media folk, the ones I do have are quite visible. The short answer is that I decided whether or not to like them long before I knew their voting pref ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2006

    "Latinos Like Morrissey" Cliche Alert!

    Ugh. And from our sister paper up the 5/101 Freeway. In David Ehrenstein's otherwise-fine story about Brits living in El Lay: British pop star Morrissey encountered a similar phenomenon during his own nine-year L.A. residency, when "tribute" bands began springing up in the Latino community (as docu ... More >>

  • Film

    May 26, 2005

    Despair Breeds Hope

    Gregg Arakis Mysterious Skin