This week, haunting films about cold-war America play for 15 hours straight on Alvarado and an artist sells cellphone holders that make your phone as unwieldy as one from landline days. 5. Holes in the walls Urs Fischer, the Swiss artist who stuck a fake tongue out of a hole in the New Museum's wa ... More >>
Reviews of A Noise Within's Grapes of Wrath and Early Plays at REDCAT
The Beverly Hills Unified School District Parent-Teacher Associations have released one heck of a doomsday video to protest a possible subway tunnel underneath the Beverly Hills High School campus. With a solemn voiceover that declares, "Methane gas, toxic chemicals, and teenagers don't mix," it r ... More >>
[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on West Coast Sound every Thursday, and come back tomorrow for the awesomely annotated playlist for his Saturday KCRW broadcast.] If you are a fan of American history, Alabama is a very interesting place. To say that a lot has ... More >>
Duke Ellington and Richard Nixon spend some QTBy Sean J. O'Connell Sonny Rollins is one of the greatest living jazz musicians. Since his first recording session with trombonist J.J. Johnson in 1949, he has relentlessly dedicated himself to discovering the limits of the honking beast. This Th ... More >>
U.S. District Judge Manny Real, whose appointment to the federal bench dates back to 1966, when Lyndon Johnson put him there, is the focus of a Carol J. Williams piece in today's L.A. Times. The 85-year-old Real is the cranky yet often cryptic jurist in Room 8 of the Roybal Federal Building who's su ... More >>
Peaceniks Picket Air Force One. Demonstrators protesting the Vietnam War rally a few hundred yards from President Lyndon Johnson's plane as Johnson conferred with advisors aboard the jet. Photo: LA Times/UCLA Collection
On "Black Is the New White" by David Ehrenstein
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The battle begins
Rodney McMillian and Rirkrit Tiravanija
Gene McCarthy and standing down a president and his war
Republicans are the party of risk. That should create an opening for Democrats
Kerrying doubts into the voting booth
John Kerry and the Democrats reclaim patriotism
It’s not enough to be right
Earl Morris’ Robert McNamara documentary is half in, half out of the fog
Right-wing zealots and our very own DiFi destroy Medicare, adjourn for turkey
Lew Wasserman, 1913–2002
Little Otiks comedy of terrors; plus, Harts War
12 highlights from 365 days
L.A.’s political tone at stake in race to succeed Jackie Goldberg
Talks like Clinton, thinks like Reagan
DWP chief plans to hitch horses, 'pull this wagon out'
A.J. Langguth’s new history
Why the numbers racket beats the vision thing
They're civil! They're loose! They're conservative!
Hopes for union grounded at LAX
The most expensive photographs ever taken
Max Frankel's ode to journalism
Never mind the Republican attack on Clinton. What about the Republican attack on us?
A Weekly Roundtable discussion on black L.A.