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LA Times Blog Name Eerily Similar to Indpendent Blog

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The LA Times launched a new blog today called Culture Monster covering "all the arts, all the time." Funny thing is, there's a well-noted (NYT, WSJ, TIME) blog out there in the internetz that is called C-Monster that focuses on... culture. The blog's main author Carolina Miranda had to say something:

I mean, really, people. I know you’re just hoping to ride C-Monster’s coattails out of dead-tree obscurity, but did you have to be such flagrant biters? I’ve been toiling for more than a year now. I’ve even covered stuff in your home turf. So, don’t even try to tell me that you didn’t know didn’t exist. Besides, my Statcounter tells me that there’s someone over there at the Times who Googles “C-Monster” on a semi-regular basis and then reads the blog. And I’m sure it’s not the mail guy, because if you’re anything like the rest of print media, corporate has already fired them all.

Miranda was recently named one of USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellows (congrats!) and we're happy the LA Times is doing more arts coverage, even if with bizarre coincidences.