California voters chose not to repeal the death penalty, Proposition 34. Los Angeles County voters actually voted to end the death penalty, backing Proposition 34 by a wide margin of 1,191,545. or 54.04 percent Yes, to 1,013,477, or 45.96 percent No. But the local vote was not nearly enough to ov ... More >>
Good news today for supporters of Proposition 34, the initiative that would end executions in California and see the sentences of the state's 725 death row inmates automatically commuted to life in prison without the possibility of parole. According to a Field Poll released this morning, for first ... More >>
BFTs Natalya Kolyada, and Tim Crouchs The Author
Timothy NorrisThe xxOur favorite first reaction to the music of The xx came from an obviously hopeless romantic we stood with at a South by Southwest show who deadpanned, "I don't know, I think I like my x's with o's." But that's tangential to the big news of the day -- the black-dressed thr ... More >>
The union representing rank-and-file Los Angeles Police Department cops on Wednesday decried a U.S. district court ruling that severely limits officers' use of Tasers to subdue suspects. The decision, states the Los Angeles Police Protective League, "has us scratching our heads in disbelief. ... More >>
By Barbara Celis Art is the antidote. This timeless truth became clear once again on Saturday night when Subliminal Projects, the Echo Park art gallery owned by Shepard Fairey, hosted a politically- and musically-charged event that celebrated artists as activists and art as a way to agitate conscio ... More >>
Globetrotting with Ozomatli, unlikely U.S. diplomats
What to do in L.A., June 5-11
The Ding Bat Show (Starring Clown College Alumni)
Today Hawthorne police begin investigating an incident in which an officer Tasered a 12-year-old school boy, according to the L.A. Times. The story, citing descriptions of the boy as violent and autistic, says that the cop was called to Hawthorne Middle School last September to quell the youth, who ... More >>
Who says our larger theaters are overrun with liberalism?
We keep waiting and waiting, the indie-geek version of hair-metal freaks wondering about Chinese Democracy, for the follow-up to the great first Postal Service album. Every once in a while a little tidbit of news will come from either singer Ben Gibbard or producer (and LA native) Jimmy Tamborello ... More >>
Will celebrity designer be in stripes for the rest of his life?
The group Recreate '68 tries to ignite the passion of another generation
I made my way to Civic Center Park, near the state capitol building in Denver, around midday on Tuesday, hoping to find signs of dissident life to add a bit of hot blood to what had been so far a rather anemic Democratic National Convention. It was the morning after a confrontation between police an ... More >>
Morrissey, Art Brut and the proper way to nick from John Lennon
A dictator in training buys his way in, as politically active superstars stay mum
Today Echo Parkís Clothing of the American Mind is monitoring the vote
The diamond cartel's campaign against Leo's upcoming movie gets dirty
Hoopla's Earth Day Edition
Soldiers are singing 'O Canada.' Is it the beginning of a Vietnam-like trend?
Congress quietly keeps School of the Americas alive
Iraqi detainees allege mistreatment and abuse
Liberation, occupation or hell?
American leftists woefully ignore their Iraqi counterparts
Who will fight the next battle for choice?
A one-on-one with Police Chief Bill Bratton
L.A. dreamer longs to sit on the throne in Equatorial Guinea
The San Francisco Democrat carries baggage of money and special interests
Mexicoís long-imprisoned general is released from jail
Edited by Kateri Butler
Come to Tijuana to experience globalization
An 'ordinary' execution gets completely out of hand
A Mexican officer defects, seeks asylum in U.S.
U.S. arms dealing leads Project Censoredís list of the Top 10 underreported stories of 1997