LAT In 90 Seconds

Mixed Media: Read this Patt Morrison blog post and then riddle us this: How many sci-fi films feature compasses? “Whatever Rep. Michele Bachmann, the Republican gentlelady from Minnesota, said or thought about Barack Obama’s patriotism — and in the course of a couple of days, her stated viewpoint has evidently swung like a compass needle in a sci fi film — one thing she said in her own defense raises questions about whether she’s ready for the majors.”

Congrats, Russ Parsons! Yesterday’s Readers’ Rep blog gave a shout out to Russ Parsons for winning the Association of Food Journalists’ Best Newspaper Food Feature award — and for the entire Food section winning Best Food section of its size in the country. The American Assn. of Sunday and Feature editors also voted the LAT one of the top 10 feature sections in the nation. The Travel section won the Lowell Thomas Gold Award. Congrats, all around.

Huh? The LAT sends out e-mail blasts with the day’s top stories. Except when they don’t. Today’s “Top of the Times” e-mail blast contained two Carina Chocano reviews that were published last week. Don’t get us wrong, we’re into recycling and we’ll take all the Carina Chocano we can get — but maybe your other NEWspaper readers would prefer something, um, new.