LAT in 90 seconds

– Universal to offer downloadable / streaming ‘King Kong’ in the UK. Weird movie to test the waters with. Do people really want to watch a three-hour effects spectacle on their laptops?

A chopstick tax in China: smart idea, I think. I’d say we should try a utensil tax in the US, but now that I think about it, most of us eat with our fingers most of the time.

Most Emailed Stories Analysis: How odd. Not a frivolous lifestyle story on the list, for once. I smell a trend piece: Angelenos- Getting More Serious?