FROM Matt Holzman
Which documentary to watch on the LA Riots? The 25th anniversary of the LA Riots is this weekend. Several new documentaries offer their take on the five days of mayhem that left some 50 people dead and 2000 injured.
'The Document' Sneak Peek The Document is a new kind of mash-up between documentaries and radio. From creator Matt Holzman, it goes beyond clips and interviews, mining great stories from the raw footage of documentaries present, past and in-progress. Beginning April 26, a new episode of The Document will be available every other Wednesday on iTunes and wherever fine podcasts are downloaded.
'Shot!' turns camera on Mick Rock In the early 1970s, rock fused with style and fluid sexuality in a moment of extreme exhibitionism. Veteran music photographer Mick Rock was there, and he helped define the images of dozens of artists from the glam and punk rock periods. Mick Rock in "Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock" Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures Rock created iconic record covers for Lou Reed, Queen and Iggy Pop, and music videos for David Bowie. He also lived the period as passionately as he recorded it, winding up almost dead in his early 40s with a heart attack. He got back to work. Recent subjects include Snoop Dogg, Father John Misty and TV on the Radio. Now the camera has been turned on him and the result is Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock . It's directed by music video maker Barnaby Clay. DnA met Rock and Clay at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to talk about their collaboration, why young artists look up to glam, how to capture charisma and who has it today.
Little movies get big hype at Sundance The 2017 Sundance Film Festival wraps up this Sunday. More than 40,000 people descended on Park City, Utah to see the next wave of indie and foreign films and documentaries. We get the highlights.
LA’s casinos and card clubs The Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood reopens today after a major facelift. It’ll be part of the billion-dollar complex that will house the new LA Rams. It may be the biggest card club in the world. All seven LA County casinos have colorful histories and a diverse clientele and they rake in millions every year.
Rigged! Donald Trump vs the media Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has repeatedly called this election “rigged” and said that voter fraud is widespread. There is no evidence to support either claim, but the declarations could have a lasting, deleterious effect.
LAPD called on to be more transparent in handling officer-involved shootings The Los Angeles Police Commission is recommending more transparency in how the LAPD handles officer-involved shootings. What are they calling for, why and what is the reaction?
Are Russian hackers leaking false stories to sway the US election? The second presidential debate had a lot of voters wondering who Sidney Blumenthal is. Donald Trump is repeating a false story that links Blumenthal to Benghazi, which journalist Kurt Eichenwald says began when Russian hackers attributed his writing to Blumenthal.
Presidential politics and Syria, and sexual assault survivors speak out One day after the second presidential debate, an examination of where each candidate stands on Syria. And a leaked tape of Donald Trump bragging about kissing and groping women without their consent has inspired thousands of women to share their stories of sexual assault on social media.
Colombian President receives Nobel Prize for peace effort with FARC Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, just days after Colombian voters rejected a peace deal he had been negotiating with FARC rebels to end 52 years of conflict.
Photographer captures dramatic images of migrants rescued at sea More than 11,000 African migrants were rescued trying to cross the Mediterranean this week. A photographer on one of the boats off Libya’s coast captured a dramatic rescue.
Big Pharma has spent more than $85 million to defeat Prop 61 Election spending is cruising toward record highs in California, and no one’s making it rain harder than Big Pharma. Pharmaceutical companies have spent more than $85 million to defeat Prop 61.
Where do ‘values voters’ stand ahead of the VP debate? The two VP candidates, Kaine and Pence, debate Tuesday. Both are devout Christians, but so far this presidential contest has been noteworthy for its lack of focus on social issues. Where do the so-called “values voters” stand this election?
With first DREAMer deported, what's the future of DACA? The first DREAMer has been deported since Donald Trump took office. That’s according to a lawsuit filed in San Diego on behalf of Juan Manuel Montes, who has DACA status. Border agents picked him up in Calexico in February. He was deported after he wasn’t able to produce an I.D.
Neutra landmark, Thom Mayne's home, I.M. Pei turns 100 Pioneering architect Richard Neutra's Silver Lake home has been added to the list of national historic landmarks, with an assist from Rep. Adam Schiff. Thom Mayne's new house in Cheviot Hills replaces the former home of writer Ray Bradbury, and the neighbors like it! Paul Revere Williams posthumously gets AIA's top prize, and I.M. Pei turns 100.
Cambodians and fried chicken, baby pureés, vegan baking tips Frank Shyong explains how Cambodians got into LA’s fried chicken game. Clara Polito shares vegan baking tips from her new book, and Leena Saini says boost the flavor of your baby’s food with spices. Martha Rose Shulman talks up a nifty kitchen gadget that will take your produce for a spin, and Jonathan Gold does lamb barbacoa at Maestro in Pasadena. Plus, a closer look at how bees make honey and wasps pollinate figs.
Bassem Youssef and Sara Taksler on 'Tickling Giants' Known as the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," Bassem Youssef hosted a satirical news show that was the first of its kind in the Middle East. The show was immensely popular, until the military-backed government forced Youssef off the air and out of the country. Youssef and director Sara Taksler tell us about their documentary Tickling Giants, which profiles Youssef’s leap from heart surgeon to super star satirist.