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'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.
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.
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.
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?
Four SoCal men have been killed by police in less than a week Four SoCal men have been killed in confrontations with police in less than a week. In the most recent incident, officers were wearing body cameras. What effect do body cams have on police behavior?
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.
How California gave birth to Trumpism California served as an incubator for the hard-line conservative thinking that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. It’s an ideology birthed out of opposition to the liberal politics and multiculturalism that now dominate the state.
Trump cuts protections for ICE detainees, and Alaska saves Obamacare With the crackdown on illegal immigration, jail space is becoming harder to find. So the Trump administration is cutting back some of the regulations on immigrant detention centers. Also, when it comes to healthcare, Alaska’s insurance marketplace was on the brink of implosion until the state came up with a plan to save Obamacare.