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
All Involved, Ryan Gattis’s breakout novel about the LA riots of 1992, was an absolute blast. Ballsy, vivid and immersive,…
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
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…
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
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
The Academy Award-winning director talked to HuffPost about 'Let It Fall.'
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
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
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
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 […]
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
'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.'
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
Media and politics notes for the new week, plus selected tweets.
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.”
The Weeknd played a show at the Forum in Los Angeles last night, on the 25th anniversary of the infamous riots sparked by the acquittal of four cops who beat a black man on tape. Kendrick Lamar made a surprise appearance, emerging from the stage to rap his verse on "Sidewalks" followed by a performance…
The effect of the 1992 Los Angeles riots was like post-traumatic stress disorder on a community-wide scale.
On a Friday night that saw Round 2 and 5 of the NFL Draft and NBA Playoffs on cable, primetime saw Hawaii Five-O (0.9/4) topping primetime on the Big 4 among adults 18-49. In fact, while the 50th State set series was down a tenth from its last original of April 14, CBS had the top rated show of Friday and the most watched. Show More Summary