Lyn Jensen's Blog: Manga, Music, and Politics

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Location: Anaheim, California, United States

Regular contributor ("Carson City Limits" and other content) for Random Lengths (circulation 56,000) in San Pedro, CA, 2001-present. Manga reviewer: LA Alternative (circulation 150,000), 2005-2006. Some manga reviews also ran in NY Press around this time. Entertainment reporting: Music Connection (circulation 75,000), 1983-1906. Travel writing: Oakland Tribune (1998) and Life After 50 (2006). Other bylines: Goldmine, Star Hits, Los Angeles Reader, Los Angeles Times, Long Beach Press Telegram, Blade, BAM, Daily Breeze, LA Weekly. Specializations include community news reporting, writing reviews (book, theater, concert, film, music), copywriting, resumes, editing, travel writing, publicity, screenwriting, lecturing, and content development. Education: B. A. Theater Arts, UCLA. Post-grad work, Education, Chapman University.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Life After 50 Articles (Links No Longer Active)

Recently Life After 50 accepted a couple of my articles for the magazine's leisure section; both just happen to be sports-related. My story about the Baseball Reliquary in Pasadena, "At the Old Ball Game," was run in the August issue. The second, an interview with John McEnroe when he played World Team Tennis in Newport Beach this summer, was posted on the Life After 50 Web site.
Here's the link to "At the Old Ball Game,"
Here's the link to McEnroe: and despite his saying that the old days of tennis aren't coming back, I still think a made-for-TV retro event might be fun!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Play Boy Blues in New York Press

I just checked the link for my 2006 review that ran in the New York Press of the yaoi manga Play Boy Blues by Shiuko Kano, published by the late great BeBeautiful. What's interesting is that the New York Press also ran my reviews of Avril Lavigne's manga, along with the videogame-related Zero manga and several of Youka Nitta's yaoi manga. None of these links remain active as of 2014: