FROM Matt Holzman
The Blue Dress At a time when many immigrants are living in fear of detention and deportation, a group of young undocumented activists in Florida have been actually trying to get themselves detained...and it's not as easy as you might think.
'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.
Dueling dispensary owners on Prop 64 and legalizing pot Proposition 64 would legalize recreational marijuana in California for people over the age of 21. But marijuana dispensary owners are split over whether or not to support the ballot initiative.
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.
What did Trump accomplish on his first trip abroad? President Trump is wrapping up his Mideast and European tour. We find out what he has accomplished -- good and bad -- and look at what he faces when he comes home.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."