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Elmore Reads Venice


That's crime novelist Elmore Leonard at the Rose Cafe reading Venice Paper, which started as a single sheet of paper about four years back, when the inimitable Tibby Rothman thought Venice needed a news source. It's since become LA's least-known publishing success story.

These days, Tibby puts out almost 40 pages, four-color, packed with ads, stories, photo spreads and columns. Her star contributors included the incredible photographer Kwaku Alston, whose work runs in other little papers like The New York Times. Alston did a beautiful four-color photo series of Venice in the issue above that I sent to France so my friend Pierre could get to see what it's like at the quirky beach in California.

My friend Chris Mulkey, who you've seen in a million movies and TV shows (recently, committing a cold-blooded murder at the beginning of the Robert Duvall/AMC/Walter Hill movie Broken Trail), writes a column when he isn't too busy acting.

The online edition of Venice Paper is here.

photo by Gregg Sutter

Posted by aalkon at May 23, 2007 11:02 AM


Way to go, Tibby! Another illustrious journalistic alumnae of Santa Monica High, right up there with Adam Parfrey, Jim Rainey, Michael Collins et al.

Posted by: Pat Saperstein at May 24, 2007 1:58 PM

Amazing you all got anything accomplished in life, let alone what you have, considering the surroundings. I mean, in suburban Detroit, what's a girl to do but crack the books?!

Posted by: Amy Alkon at May 24, 2007 5:11 PM

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