Interesting intro. Not sure why she felt the need to name drop so much.
My goodness she is an atrocious writer. Though it is quite amusing to see the LA Weekly collapsing in on itself. Get ready for advertisements masquerading as restaurant reviews. Yay!
Yes, this is like marketing copy for Bon Appetit.
Her work experience seems to be as a photo editor.
What happened to food reviewers being anonymous? Is that not a thing anymore?
she’s the editor
i don’t make it a priority to read the weekly. i don’t think that will change.
so she’s not going to be writing any reviews? Just editing other people’s reviews?
Probably editing out free contributor reviews.
But not a fan so far, definitely didn’t care for the name dropping. I will probably continue to boycott LA Weekly as a publication.
Yes, atrocious. The writing is terrible. Jonathan Gold. Besha Rodell. This.
“I’ve been obsessed following Susan Feniger and her travels to China, which have been translated to her Freshwater Dumpling and Noodle House at the historic Huntington Library — a highlight at the Essentials event.”
Look at that sentence.
I reread it.
It remained abysmal.
I went and comforted my soul with chocolate.
Disconcerting to think she’s going to be editing the work of others.
“I’ve been obsessed with following the cooking adventures of Susan Feniger. Her travels to China have inspired her Freshwater Dumpling and Noodle House at the historic Huntington Library, which will be highlighted at the upcoming Essentials event.”
I salute and thank you
i was truly underwhelmed by the intro, but i confess to being surprised at the level of expressed antipathy. am i missing out on some history here?
Yes. Short version: Weekly was sold to an initially anonymous group, which proceeded to decimate reporters and editorial staff.
Lots of details and links in this thread, following the comments about Besha leaving:
Sale details/staff firings starting here:
We’ve done the same: haven’t grabbed a copy since bloodbath and will not do so for the foreseeable future.
Delightful use of the word “I”. Unlike the new food editor at L.A. Weekly.
I’ve only picked up one, which was because of a “re-purposed” article.