Tony Kushner isn't shy about politics. He's opinionated, and he stirs up controversy. In his own words, he's a "man of the left."
His 1992 Tony Award-winning play Angels in America tackled AIDS at the height of its epidemic. In 2005, he co-wrote Steven Spielberg's Munich, which took heat for its po ... More >>
Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman and Abraham Lincoln are a few of the major figures people think of when it comes to the Civil War. But you won't find any of these people featured in the California African American Museum's new exhibit.
Instead, "African American Military Portraits from the Ameri ... More >>
"Bloody hell, men!"
Boom. Pop-pop-pop-pop-pop. Boom.
Three men in tan uniforms lie inert on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Their remaining comrades radio for help and cower behind their jeep, trying desperately to shoot the Germans hiding in the bushes.
The canon sounds again, causin ... More >>
There's been a lot of talk in recent years about how Cinco de Mayo isn't a big Mexican holiday, not like the 4th of July is in the United States.
A just-released book from UCLA professor David Hayes-Bautista, El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition, argues that Cinco's prominence in Am ... More >>
When Dr. David E. Hayes-Bautista says the phrase "Drinko de Mayo," he is far from bitter. He doesn't rant about how Cinco de Mayo has been subjected to brutal commercialization and stripped of its authenticity. It is, after all, difficult to really critique the Mexican beer companies for divesting t ... More >>
J. GarbeeKimball, Unseasonably Sans Bow Tie At Fig At The Fairmont, Santa MonicaWhen you have lunch with Chris Kimball, otherwise known as the Executive Chef of America's Test Kitchen, you expect a little analysis. No, a lot of analysis. After all, the man has managed to transform the rather ... More >>