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Maz Jobrani To Host IDA Documentary Awards; ‘City Of Ghosts’, ‘LA 92’ Among Best Feature Nominees – Update

UPDATED with show host: A look at ground-level resistance in Syria and a portrait of the L.A. riots 25 years later are among the nominees for Best Feature at the 33rd IDA Documentary Awards, hosted by Superior Donuts regular Maz Jobrani. Matthew Heineman's City of Ghosts and T.J. Show More Summary

Barcelona vs. Málaga 2017 live stream: Start time, TV schedule, and how to watch online

It’s first versus last in La Liga. Barcelona are flying high atop La Liga, having dropped just two points all season after eight matches and running riot over most of their opponents. At the other end of the table is Malaga, who have...Show More Summary

Las Palmas to wear Spanish flag on shirts against Barca

2 months agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Madrid (AFP) – Las Palmas will wear a Spanish flag on their shirts for Sunday’s La Liga clash at Barcelona (1415GMT) as shocking political events in Catalonia on Sunday overshadow action on the field. Spanish riot police fired rubber...Show More Summary

Deniz Gamze Ergüven On Recreating The LA Riots For Her Sophomore Film ‘Kings’ – Toronto Studio

Two years ago, Deniz Gamze Ergüven was the toast of Cannes, winning the festival's Camera D'Or prize for first feature with her Directors' Fortnight entry Mustang, which went on to become France's foreign-language Oscar entry. Moving...Show More Summary

A game of cat-and-mouse

All Involved, Ryan Gattis’s breakout novel about the LA riots of 1992, was an absolute blast. Ballsy, vivid and immersive,…

Gook is a movie that explores LA's Korean and black communities in the Rodney King era

4 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Director Justin Chon’s new award-winning Sundance film Gook is hit theaters nationwide on August 18th. The film takes place during the time of the Rodney King riots in LA and tells the story of how people within the black and KoreanShow More Summary

Bratmobile’s Allison Wolfe Is Doing A Podcast For Tidal

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Back in the early '90s, Allison Wolfe led the great feminist punk trio Bratmobile, one of the most important bands of the early riot grrrl scene. And she's stayed active in underground music ever since; right now, she leads the LA punk band Sex Stains, who released their self-titled debut last year. But now Wolfe…

LA 92’ Directors Daniel Lindsay & T.J. Martin On Recreating Emotional Experience Of The LA Riots

On March 3, 1991, Los Angeles resident Rodney King was brutally beaten by four LAPD officers, an incident that was caught on tape and spread like wildfire. Charged with assault with a deadly weapon and use of excessive force, three of...Show More Summary

Dakota Access Security Firm's Top Adviser Led Military Intelligence Efforts for 1992 LA Riots

By Steve Horn and Curtis Waltman Retired Major General  James “Spider” Marks chairs the advisory board for TigerSwan, a private security firm hired by Energy Transfer Partners to help police protests of the Dakota Access pipeline — an...Show More Summary

Cool art show in LA tonight:Pat Riot, David Buckingham, and Matt Aston

6 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

If you live in Los Angeles, here's an art opening that's worth checking out. It's called Looks Like Chicken and takes place at the Castelli Art Space tonight and tomorrow. What you’ll be seeing is the brilliant work of Los Angeles Pop...Show More Summary

Last Victim of LA Riots Identified

7 months agoNews / Crime : Sword and Scale

On March 31, 1991, Rodney King had been driving home after having a few drinks with friends when police attempted to pull him over. King, who admitted he was on

The Orchard Acquiring ‘Kings’; Halle Berry-Daniel Craig Drama Set Against Backdrop Of LA Riots – Cannes

EXCLUSIVE: After heated bidding from multiple places after a strong promo reel, The Orchard has acquired Kings, the Deniz Gamze Ergüven-directed drama that stars Halle Berry and Daniel Craig. The film is described as a drama about aShow More Summary

Travis Scott Arrested For Inciting a Riot in Arkansas

Whilst on his ‘Bird’s Eye View’ Tour’s stop in Arkansas last night, Travis Scott was arrested while performing on stage. A report from TMZ said that La Flame was charged with disorderly conduct and endangering the welfare of a minor during the show. Per the report, “several people were injured, including a security guard and […]

Lessons Unlearned From the ’92 LA Riots

This weekend marks 100 days of the Trump administration. This milestone also coincides with a very important anniversary. Twenty-five years ago, April 29, 1992, riots exploded in Los Angeles after

The Los Angeles Riots + Race + Journalism

'NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with reporter Amy L. Alexander about covering the LA riots, and Errin Whack of The Associated Press about how the media covers race now and what's changed in 25 years.'

The LA Riots began 25 years ago this week — here's how the city descended into total chaos

It's been 25 years since a jury's decision to acquit the four cops who violently tasered and beat up 25-year-old Rodney King during an arrest in Los Angeles. The incident sparked a series of protests known as the LA Riots. Tensions between...Show More Summary

LA Riots 25 years later: Rodney King’s ‘Can we all get along’ still matters

Rodney Glen King’s plea for peace echoes from his resting place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills. It’s written on his grave marker: “Can we all get along.”

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