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The LA Times’ new section – a drug or a fabric?

The LA Times recently introduced a new section. See, the Wall Street Journal is buying time on the Times’ presses, and that’s pushed back the usual deadline for Times reporters. The new section -- LATEXTRA -- is supposed to help with that problem. But … what does the name really mean?


Julian Bermudez and Marc Haefele, at Philippe's this morning, riffed on the name.

"Latextra," Julian says, "sounds like a pill that keeps you up all night.

Marc says it's a synthetic fabric that "stretches while you flex … and feels just like velvet."

Please vote below or nominate your own meaning.

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