L.A. Weekly is determining the best L.A. novel ever by holding a tournament featuring 32 of our favorites in head-to-head matchups, until there's only one novel standing. For further reading:
*Best L.A. Novel Ever: The Tournament Brackets
*Best L.A. Novel Ever: More Matchups
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Last Thursday, we wondered if ever there had been a country so awesome at turning itself into an all-purpose adjective as the United States. Probably not, if only because the second we heard about it we'd come up with a resource humanitarian reason to swoop in and put the kibosh on it with a ... More >>
YouTubeMichelle Alexander.It was a tall claim. Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness told a Pasadena crowd last week that more African American men are in the penal system now than were enslaved in 1850.
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Separate but unequal.
That's how a team of civil rights researchers at UCLA characterize the elementary and secondary schools in Los Angeles and surrounding counties in a recent report examining segregation.
For while the days of actual Jim Crow laws in California may be gone, Latino and Afric ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE ON THE BREAK OF NOON, AND CRACK WHORE GALORE -- LIVE!NEW PARTNERS
CalArts teams up with the Theater @ Boston Court to present CAMINO REAL (reviewed here on Tuesday) at the Pasadena theater. Photo by Ed Krieger.
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COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE ON SPIDER-MAN, ON BROADWAYFURIOUS AND PASADENA PLAYHOUSE PART WAYSFor reasons having to do with Pasadena Playhouse's needs to lease its second space, The Carrie Hamilton Theater, and the need of Furious Theatre Company for a space with h ... More >>
Segregation For A Day didn't go as planned at Willow ElementaryIt must be a struggle to come up with new lesson plans every year for Martin Luther King Day. How do you bring Jim Crow alive for second graders? This year, some teachers in Glendora got a bright idea (possibly while high): why not se ... More >>
NEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Circle Mirror Transformation and Me, As a PenguinCOMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSPUZZLERPadraic Duffy's noir drama of East German Spies opens this weekend at Sacred Fools Theater Company. Photo by C.M. GonzalezFAIRY TALE THEATRE: 18 & OVERJ. Michael Feldman's ... More >>
U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez, a Cerritos Democrat, seems to have started a firestorm this week when she suggested that white-supremacist forces were partly to blame for Arizona's controversial immigration law.
"There's a concerted effort behind promoting these kinds of laws on a state-by-state ba ... More >>