Miguel Pinero's 1970s prison play Short Eyes nabs this week's Pick of the Week. Good notices also for Martin McDonagh's The Lonesome West at Santa Monica's Ruskin Theatre Group; Rene Rivera's King of the Desert at Casa 0101 in East L.A.; and Molly Smith Metzer's new play, Elemeno Pea at South ... More >>
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At least on wax, Drake isn't a sympathetic, relatable or even very likeable guy. And everyone seems to have an opin ... More >>
Strange logic from a righteous man.Ah, you knew the defenders of rape would come out from under their trenchcoats for this one. Author Bernard-Henri Levy, Roman Polanski's chief apologist -- for sure. But Hollywood dough boy and conservative pundit Ben Stein?
What's bizarre about Stein's re ... More >>
Pony P celebrates Weezy's freedom.Wheat germ? Probably not, but as readers may know, rapper Lil Wayne was released from Rikers Island yesterday after serving eight months on a gun possession charge.
Even former president Bill Clinton was excited for the occasion (read on), and while some fan ... More >>
Sharon Jones & the Dap-KingsCan it get any more real that Sharon Jones? Well, it can't get any more heartwarming.
The leading lady of the Dap-Kings is, after all, a rising star at 54, having shucked the uniforms of her previous careers (corrections officer at Rikers Island, and armor truck g ... More >>
SapphireBlue22stack of newspapersWhat's the country reading today food-wise? Here's a roundup of some of the food-related stories from other newspapers, many of which print their food sections mid-week. And remember, even if you don't actually buy papers these days (or not; this paper is free ... More >>
I remember watching The Show for the first and only time when I was a freshman in high school. I wasn't very impressed. This was 1995, Biggie was alive, Warren G was the biggest star in the world, Wu-Tang was in the middle of the greatest run in rap history and Snoop Dogg hadn't yet released Tha D ... More >>