So the email account for is inactive at the moment due to some (ahem) technical difficulties. Reach me here until it's back up. I would like to take this time to thank the many quality applicants who've submitted manifestos so far. If you've been summoned for a drink with me next week in Los Angeles, then that means things are going well for you. If you've received no response from me at this point, it's not a definitive indication that I don't think you're the right fit for the job but that's probably the case. Damn.

On Monday I'll be checking into the Chateau Marmont for the week. We picked this spot because of its rich history of Hollywood cliché cliché cliché. This is where I'll lay around, trying to be all cool wearing a ratty-old visor, creeping on celebrities while they eat and trying to conduct some of the first round interviews with potential Defamer editors. Wish us luck.

If anyone has handy information for me about the Chateau's layout, or what it's like to stay there for an extended period of time, go ahead and Discuss. Thanks in advance.