The week in alternative weeklies

– After a month-long hiatus, Nikki Finke returns to the LA Weekly, reporting that many Academy members are reluctant to watch ‘Brokeback Mountain.’ I didn’t know Mickey Kaus was in the Academy!

– It’s a story tailor-made for alternative weeklies, so of course LA Citybeat covers the porn star karaoke night at Sardo’s.

– The Hamas victory in Palestine dominates this week’s Jewish Journal. Unprecedentedly, there isn’t a single mention of JDate in the entire issue.