Years before reality TV and today's conservative political pundits, we had Morton Downey, Jr., whose The Morton Downey, Jr. Show in the late '80s was Jerry Springer, Geraldo, The O'Reilly Factor and Jersey Shore all wrapped up into one, giant hoagie.
On May 21, Cinefamily screens a montage of the s ... More >>
When black Florida teen Trayvon Martin was shot dead by apparently crazed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman earlier this year, his parents -- Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton -- took on the sudden responsibility, like it or not, of becoming justice fighters against the greater evil of racism in ... More >>
Caroline Ryder"Like being licked by a cat for four hours" is how Henry Rollins describes his own show which, depending on whether you're a cat person or not, can be a fantastic or torturous way to spend an evening.
At Friday's Largo show, the first of three nights in LA, he held true to his ... More >>
Public Service Announcement: This story contains provocative images, including nudity, and may not be suitable for those who blush easily--or for Gordon Ramsay. PETA wants your attention. Part of their mission is to educate the public and bring awareness, thus activism and change, to inhumane tr ... More >>
Queer Town talked with Jeffrey King the other day, and he was not happy. A prominent figure in the gay community and founder of In The Meantime Men's Group, a South Los Angeles outreach organization for gay black men, King was frustrated with power gays -- black and white -- the gay mainstream as a ... More >>
View photos from the Michael Jackson memorial at the Staples Center.
And then the casket came in, and washed away the helicopter swarms and camera eyes staring at us outside. We, the few witnesses, an itsy representation of the world at large, gathered in an arena downtown to bid farewell. Before t ... More >>
Okay, this is an odd list. Is this not an odd list? Most specifically, John Mayer. Right? That's a left-field pick. Is he not the Leonard Zelig of our time? And Shaheen Jafargholi? Hmm. The rest is fascinating and spot-on. The participants for Michael Jackson's memorial tomorrow have been announced, ... More >>
Somebody provided us the strange letter Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines purportedly sent today to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, about the governor's plan to allow school districts to reduce the school year, increase class size, and/or drop a key science course tha ... More >>
Last year when Sasha-Frere Jones wrote his now-infamous piece on the whiteness of indie rock, he repeatedly included the phrase "miscenegation" to describe the cross-pollination of sound between black and white music. The diction seemed deliberate, a molotov cocktail designed to rile up the chatte ... More >>