Hollywood has a checkered history of covering mental health and substance abuse, reaching bottom with Nightmare on Elm Street. A young Johnny Depp played the killer as a schizophrenic, imprinting that image of mental illness on millions.
To counteract such stigma, the Entertainment Industry Counci ... More >>
The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" is the movie soundtrack song that won't die. Martin Scorcese made a cliche out of it decades ago, but since then it not only hasn't gone away, it's become more prevalent in movies and TV. Sure, it's a good song, but mango popsicles are good too and we don't want o ... More >>
You say you want a house for Christmas?
Boy, does Santa have a spread for you. The real-estate listing site Redfin this week published a look at the least- and most-expensive homes in Los Angeles.
We guess that's so you can chose based on whether you've been naughty or nice:
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 >>
Monday, August 13
In the year 2000, a group of schlubs from the California meth- and cow-town of Modesto released the perfect record to ring in the new millennium. It was called The Sophtware Slump, and its sun-dappled, spacey, sad-faced robot-pop seemed to capture so much about ... More >>
Updated at the bottom: The Oscars broke the 10-year spell.
Only days after the voters behind the Academy Awards were revealed as extremely white (94 percent), male (77 percent) and old (median age, 62), the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center issued a report indicating that Oscar winners seem to r ... More >>
In the credits he's usually listed as associate producer. What it
really means is that he's the guy who finds stories. Don Ferrarone,
ex-Drug Enforcement Administration agent, finds the real-life people --
the bodyguards, serial killers, narcs, dealers, soldiers, assassins,
snipers, henchmen, sp ... More >>
photo by Douglas McCarthyShow Cave curator Hazel Hill McCarthy III displays the tongue shaped glow-in-the-dark "Licker License" hard drives
After five years and three locations around Los Angeles, notorious Show Cave night gallery closes with a gleefully gynocentric event entitled "Licker Lic ... More >>
Denzel Washington's Academy Award-winning performance in 'Training Day' -- set in 'the Jungle.'Looks like King Kong ain't got shit on law enforcement for real this time as cops went gangbusters, literally, in notorious Baldwin Village, known as "the Jungle" and the geographic star of the film ... More >>