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.
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.
The latest on the Manchester attack and ISIS ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terrorist bombing in Manchester that killed 22. We get the latest. LA has thousands of rehab centers and unlicensed sober living homes. But some of these rehab centers are bilking insurers and taxpayers out of hundreds of millions of dollars, while doing little to treat those desperate for help.