The New Immigrants.


Photo credits : Shannon Cottrell/LA Weekly.  Mosaic: by HIVN. The other day, emerging into the sunlight, at the LA Fitness parking lot, in Universal City, I was confronted with the painful sight of five cars with out-of-state license plates: Ohio, Wyoming, Virginia, Tennessee and Iowa. These are the new immigrants to California. They are mostly…

A Presidency Without Laughs?


20081104_Chicago_IL_ElectionNight1258, originally uploaded by Barack Obama. One of the only pleasures of the past eight years has been the great fun it is to make fun of President Bush. His malapropos, his goofy expressions, and his inability to form a complete sentence: these are everything that a humorist could hope for. Now we have this…