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L.A. Times Announces New Architecture Critic

The Los Angeles Times has named Christopher Hawthorne as its new architecture critic.
October 6, 2004, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"After mounting a global search worthy of its serious subject – while nonetheless ignoring several well-qualified local candidates – the Los Angeles Times has selected Christopher Hawthorne as its new architecture critic. Hawthorne, the architecture writer for the online magazine Slate, replaces Nicolai Ouroussoff, who departed from LA faster than you can say F-O-G when he was tapped by the New York Times to replace Herbert Muschamp.Both appointments reflect the truism that it helps to know someone: Michael Kinsley, Slate’s founding editor, is the op-ed editor of the LA. Times. And Muschamp is widely viewed as his replacement’s mentor."

Thanks to Peter Slatin

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Published on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 in The Slatin Report
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