"Your gain is my pain" versus "Your pain is my gain." My analyses of envy, jealousy, Schadenfreude, pity, etc. Related articles Saturday Night at the Oldies: Rodney King and Henry Hill In Praise of Schadenfreude
Celebrity Rehab has had its fair share of drama throughout its run on VH1. With a grand total of five deaths — Mindy McCready, Jeff Conoway, Rodney King, Mike Starr and Joey Kovar — and their repercussions, it seems Dr. Drew doesn’t want to deal with it any longer. The TV Doctor said: “I don’t have any plans [...]
Today in 1992, Rodney King said, "Can we all get along?" SPOILER ALERT: We can't.
Sure, you had the Bill Clinton blowjob scandal, OJ, Pakistan and India going nuclear, mad cow disease, the Rodney King decision, and Titanic. But what made the '90s truly awful was its music. Tha...
The 20 Worst Albums Of The '90s: 20-11 Sure, you had the Bill Clinton blowjob scandal, OJ, Pakistan and India going nuclear, mad cow disease, the Rodney King decision, and Titanic. But what made...
Sure, you had the Bill Clinton blowjob scandal, OJ, Pakistan and India going nuclear, mad cow disease, the Rodney King decision, and Titanic. But what made the '90s truly awful was its music. That...
On Sunday, a few hours after he was found dead in his California swimming pool at age 47, Rodney King—a central figure in the 1992 Los Angeles riots—began trending on Twitter. News of King's death was quickly followed by a related, if disturbing, Twitter trend: "Who is Rodney King?" "Who is Rodney King?" Briauna Mariee, [...]
He was, by every account, both a cop killer and a killer cop, and even in death, he might end up shaking the LAPD like no one since Rodney King.
The bad old days of the LAPD, the department behind the Rampart Scandal and the Rodney King beating, were supposed to be behind us. But lingering suspicion among Angelenos that the LAPD is still a fundamentally racist, corrupt organization has spilled out into the open in the wake of the Christopher Dorner case. [ more › ]
The Charles Dorner manifesto has been dismissed by the Los Angeles Police Department as the self-serving ramblings of a murderer, but at least one of the claims of the rampage shooting suspect appears to check out. Dorner is accused of going on a rampage after being fired for the LAPD. He claims that his firing [...]Show More Summary
I always considered Rodney King’s plea to be underrated. Can’t we all just get along? It seemed heartfelt, a plea for emotions to calm tempers and cool rhetoric. The L.A. riots and their aftermath needed something to calm people. Even if you don’t agree that King helped, he didn’t make it worse. The situation prompting his comment [...]
From Whitney to Rodney King, we recall the folks in politics and culture who died this year. Read full article...
Wait, the guy who beat Rodney King was a “Koon”?? Open my door ho! LAPD Cop That Beat Rodney King Is Now A Limo Driver According to TMZ reports: Stacey Koon — the former LAPD sergeant who did prison
The former Los Angeles Police Department sergeant who served jail time for tasing Rodney King in 1991 made a career switch after his release and was recently videotaped while at work. [ more › ]
Stacey Koon -- the former LAPD sergeant who did prison time for beating Rodney King -- has changed careers -- he's now driving a limo.An independent photog got Koon driving a limo for Music Express, the high-end private transport company. …
Check out this week's issue of Creative Loafing for the feature I wrote, titled "Rodney King and the Twilight zone." It's about On Q Productions' presentation of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, on stage through December 8 at Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square. Show More Summary
Kurt Streeter recounts his legacy
During the Los Angeles riots of 1992, Rodney King famously asked, “Can’t we all just get along?” The answer should be an easy and unequivocal “yes,” but it seems less and less likely these days. King was speaking in term of race, but the same could be said of political ideology. Show More Summary
Twenty years ago, the Los Angeles riots happened as the aftershock of the Rodney King beating in 1991 – where a year later King’s uniformed aggressors were acquitted despite being caught on video bludgeoning King. L.A. rapper Thurz released his solo debut album L.A. Show More Summary
Can't we all just get along? Once it was Rodney King's question; now, Linda McMahon's.