Forever Edie

This weekend, Grey Gardens, Albert and David Maysles' 1976 cinema verite classic about Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edie, reopens for a weeklong run at the Nuart. In the film, the 79-year-old "Big" Edie, a former society beauty and sister of Jacqueline Onassis' father, "Black Jack" Bouvier, lies in......

Boys Town

In a lot of ways, for a lot of reasons, the feature debuts of writer-directors John Hamburg and Jesse Peretz couldn't be more different. Hamburg's Safe Men is an offbeat comedy about two lovable losers who, through a case of mistaken identity, become involved with the Jewish mafia. Peretz's First......

Charter School for Scandal (page 1)

Karen Waters-Titus didn't know what to make of the enrollment form that came home from school with her fourth-grader one day last fall. Her son Cameron's private school in Inglewood was asking parents to join something called Cato, which would provide free books, computers and other school resources. Just sign......

Charter School for Scandal (page 2)

In June of 1996, when the school was nearly 2 years old, auditors from Vavrinek, Trine & Day looked closely at 144 student files from one month. They found that 38 percent of the files had missing signatures or initials. "This high rate of noncompliance is of particular concern," wrote......

Wet

Every now and then, you are given an opportunity to face your demons. I'm talking about the aspects of your psyche that when on display can reduce you to a cardboard cutout of a human being. The secrets that, if they saw the light of day, would cause even those......

Letters

SOCCER, SHOES DEAR EDITOR:By perpetuating the nonsense about Holland and Brazil playing in the "real" final of this year's World Cup ["World Cup '98," July 17-23], Brendan Bernhard shows himself as much of a Nike puppet as Mike Penner of the Times. The lackluster semifinal between the Nike-backed teams only......
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Into the Cauldron

When it was released in 1973, the first Headhunters recording changed the shape of jazz fusion to come. Welding electric funk and steel-plated instrumental improvisation in ways that recalled both Miles Davis and Sly Stone, Headhunters, with its familiar, oft-sampled riff "Chameleon," set new standards for crossover sales. Miles had......
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Music Reviews – Aug 12, 1998

THE BEASTIE BOYSHello Nasty(Grand Royal/Capitol) "Fifty cups of coffee and you know it's on!" Yass, yass, haute smokin' sassafras, an' if'n de nex' 22 jamz on de bran-van-plank-spankin'/shockin'-de-funky-funky Brass Monkey bawlsy new Beastie Boys elpee all ain't quite up to/down wit' dat particular rib-ticklin' openin' line, den cue up dat-dem-D.A.R.E......

Fallin' Up

Tearing up dance floors like Boogaloo Shrimp and Turbo while rapping about things other than why it's cool to shoot people and demean women, three sharply dressed saviors known as Black Eyed Peas may well be the antidote to hip-hop's played-out gangster themes and a triumph of substantive rap over......

Forget Trendy

In a season when Angelenos spend millions on air conditioning and ice cream cones, and chew up countless hours whining and trying to find ways to beat the heat, a few of us brave souls have taken it upon ourselves to embrace the heat - indeed, to celebrate it. Heat,......