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The year was 1947. Headlines announced the establishment of the Cominform and the formation of the CIA that marked the non-declaration of the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
In suburban Glendale, meanwhile, a differ ... More >>
Sam SlovickSee also: Freeway Rick Ross: From drug-trafficking and CIA connections, to a biopic directed by Nick Cassavetes, the former 'Donald Trump of crack' becomes the patron saint of South Central
While Freeway Ricky Ross was spending 20 years in jail for dealing drugs, two rappers, Free ... More >>
Department of Public SafetyNo lulz hurrLulzSec, the anonymous hacker group best known for attacking NPR Sony and wiping the CIA website, took the hacker mission beyond lulz this week with a political statement against Arizona law SB 1070: "Chinga la Migra." (Glossary break. Lulz is like, out ... More >>
Sam SlovickRick Ross at Highways Performance Space in Santa MonicaThe wad of crumpled $20 bills stashed under Ollie North's pillow had Freeway Rick Ross' fingerprints all over it when the CIA got caught slanging rocks in South Central back in the '80s. Grimy, crumpled and smeared with ghetto ... More >>
BY MARC COOPER
I'll leave the exploitation of 9/11 to the professional pols. The date -- and its surrounding commemoration -- has become about as meaningless as Thanksgiving, except you don't get a day off from school or work.
We all know we are not an iota safer than we were seven years ago. Quit ... More >>