Tomorrow the Academy will announce the nominees for the 2012 Oscars. Best documentary has always been one of the most controversial categories, from the snubbing of Hoop Dreams to Michael Moore's loudmouth acceptance speeches to Banksy's denial a year ago. In hopes that they get things right this ye ... More >>
The disgruntled campers on L.A. City Hall's front lawn -- suffocating grasses and inspiring driversby since October 1, like it's their job -- got some inspiration of their own this sweaty Saturday.
Occupy Wall Street's much larger crowd may have been blessed by badass spoken-word from Brooklyn rapp ... More >>
See also: "Occupy L.A. Now Allowed to Camp on City Hall Lawn: Why Are Politicians Sucking Up to Protesters?"
Our very own Gene Maddaus created an enlightening similarities chart between Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party yesterday. In short: Same approach, opposite ends of the spectrum.
But ther ... More >>
(Via Billboard) A number of influential musicians and other artists have now joined their voices to the organized repudiation of the recent immigration legislation in Arizona.
The following names have been posted on the website thesoundstrike.net endorsing a boycott of Arizona, most likely b ... More >>
Timothy NorrisM.I.A.'s dancers: Working it harder than Maya
As I wriggled out of the teeming crowd that clotted for M.I.A, I eavesdropped on the Spalding basketball-bronzed sorority sisters speaking behind me: "If I was like a dude, I would totally want to do M.I.A." Personally, M.I.A. doesn't real ... More >>
Being firm believers that a film review should only be the beginning, rather than the end, of the conversation between the critic and the moviegoer, we here at the L.A. Weekly film pages recently launched a special email account, firstname.lastname@example.org, with the intention of facilitating reader feedba ... More >>