Cenk Uygur Sets Out to Take Down Traditional Television By: Tina DupuyTue Dec 1, 2009 at 1:00 PM Cenk Uygur and his rebel band are out to take down traditional television, with a hand from YouTube, satellite radio, and 500,000 fans. Photographs by Dave Lauridsen Television studios are airport-hangar-size buildings with green rooms, overflow trailers,… Continue reading
“Big Brother” is watching you in a very “Orwellian” way. Has been for years. People who have never heard of George Orwell know of the term “Big Brother.” In many ways his dark vision of what the year 1984 would look like is prophetic. For example, his novel 1984 takes place in a never-ending war… Continue reading
(tech note: I’m having issues with the embed, so it’s a screen grab linked to YouTube) I’m calling this episode “YouTube to the Rescue!” As a freelance writer, when I don’t have an assignment, I’m in the practice of writing witty and pointed opinion pieces to keep my name out there. I send these articles… Continue reading
Ruining the L.A. Marathon Preachers pressured City Hall to change it. Now the race faces uncertainties By Tina Dupuy Published on June 16, 2009 at 9:15pm The L.A. Marathon has never been world-class. The course is hilly and winds through the ugliest parts of the city, a festival of blights. It’s gone through three owners… Continue reading
Octomom as Reproductive Lightning Rod Do the prolife and prochoice sides in L.A. finally agree on something? By Tina Dupuy Published on April 01, 2009 at 7:03pm Nadya Suleman is our local, single, unemployed, plastic surgery–enhanced welfare mother of 14, many of them “special-needs” children. Her story is straight out of Brothers Grimm, and by… Continue reading
I have an essay published in the book, What Was I Thinking?. You can check it out on Amazon here. I will be reading my essay this Sunday, the 15th of February at Border’s Books in Westwood at 3:30 PM. Stop by and say hi! Borders Books 1360 Westwood Boulevard on the second floor Sun…. Continue reading
The inspiration for long-distance runners is the Greek messenger Pheidippides, who legend has it ran the 25 miles from the plains of Marathon to Athens in 490 BC to announce the Greeks’ victory over Persia, and then immediately dropped dead. This is the model of my sport of choice. You think sky divers are twisted?… Continue reading
The entire article can be read here. I’ll post it here in full later. Cheers.
Here’s a link to the article I wrote in next month’s issue of Fast Company. Fast Company is one of those great magazines where you actually feel smarter after reading it. Not my article exactly. But the other ones. Really great. Ahem.
I co-authored a piece that is in the LA Weekly today. My original assignment was a follow-up on the Pico/Olympic story that then was absorbed by a larger story about the MTA. The story is here. Thanks for stopping by!
Not to degrade anyone’s opinion of the LA Weekly, but they hired me to do some local stories. One on the Silver Lake Meadow and another on the Pico-Olympic One Way. I’ll post more…later.
Hey All! I’m blogging over at Mediabistro’s Fishbowl LA. Come by and say hi!
Here’s the link. Enjoy!