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  • The watchdog at L.A. Unified

    The watchdog at L.A. Unified
    Amid allegations of overbilling, environmental hazards and spiraling costs at the Belmont Learning Center in downtown L.A. in the late 1990s, the state Legislature created a separate investigative office within the Los Angeles Unified School District. The new inspector general was authorized to issue subpoenas, and charged with examining operations in the district with a piercing and unimpeded eye. But the position was authorized for only 15 years, until the end of 2014.
  • George Packer on his new Amazon story in the New Yorker

    George Packer on his new Amazon story in the New Yorker
    Amazon is good for online shoppers, but is it good for books? That's what George Packer asks in this week's New Yorker, in a long article that looks at the online retailer as disruptor. Amazon can be difficult to write about -- the company would not...

    Younger book dealers are diving into the antiquarian trade

     Younger book dealers are diving into the antiquarian trade
    In the dark economic times of 2009, Dan Whitmore decided to give up being a lawyer in downtown Los Angeles to sell antiquarian books. "People in the firm thought I was nuts," he says. Now he runs Whitmore Rare Books from his home in Altadena. At 33, he'...

    Tavi Gevinson rockets from Rookie to teen pop-culture heights

     Tavi Gevinson rockets from Rookie to teen pop-culture heights
    In her Beatlemania schoolgirl outfit — gray miniskirt, knee-highs and electric-blue suede shoes — Tavi Gevinson looks like any other fashion-obsessed teen as she wanders the crowded aisles of Los Angeles' American Rag Cie. "I can't afford,...

    You can judge his book covers by their design

     You can judge his book covers by their design
    Interior designer Brian Gennett turns old book covers into striking mosaics for wall coverings, penny-tile surfaces and home d├ęcor objects that have been featured in Elle Decor magazine and are sold at Harbinger on La Cienega Boulevard. Let's cut...