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  • Film Review: 'Burt's Buzz'

    The man whose rumpled cap and bearded, unsmiling face you may recognize from your lip balm gets an extended closeup in "Burt's Buzz," director Jody Shapiro's affectionate tribute to Burt's Bees icon Burt Shavitz. Made with the full cooperation of its...
  • Shining a light on the insanity of the drug war

    It's the biggest movie of the summer. Not the biggest budget, or the biggest box office, but the most important. I'm talking about the new documentary "How to Make Money Selling Drugs," which will be released in theaters and on-demand June 26. Written...
  • Bears are just like Detroit ... movies

    Bears are just like Detroit ... movies
    The Lions are coming to Chicago on Sunday, with both teams tied atop the NFC North at 5-3. For the Bears, 2013 has been a season in transition—they still have a star unit, but it's the offense, not the defense, that's turning heads. So in honor of...
  • Nelson Mandela dies: Social media reaction

    Nelson Mandela dies: Social media reaction
    [<a href="//storify.com/latimes/nelson-mandela-dies-at-age-95" target="_blank">View the story "Nelson Mandela dies at age 95" on Storify</a>]<h1>Nelson Mandela dies at age 95</h1><h2>South Africa's first black president and...
  • Who's a racist?

    On MSNBC's Ed Schultz program Friday night, the former chief of staff for Colin Powell, retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, said, of the Republican Party, "My party is full of racists ... and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants...
  • Nicki Minaj on using N-word with Malcolm X image: 'I apologize'

    Nicki Minaj on using N-word with Malcolm X image: 'I apologize'
    It’s turning into mea culpa week, first with Drake apologizing for his tweet complaining about being replaced on the cover of Rolling Stone by Philip Seymour Hoffman following the actor’s death, and now Nicki Minaj humbling herself for using...
  • Nelson Mandela's unforgettable face, spirit captivate film world

     Nelson Mandela's unforgettable face, spirit captivate film world
    The year is 1992. Nelson Mandela, two years beyond his release from 27 years of political imprisonment and two years before he will be elected president of South Africa, stands before a classroom of Soweto children. A rare moment is being captured by...
  • Review: Russell Brand gets deep in 'Messiah Complex' at Sands

     
    Russell Brand has perfected the art of comedian as rock star, with his looks, bad boy lifestyle, and generally hip English persona. With his new tour “Messiah Complex,” he seems to have moved on, imagining himself as both a hero and a savior,...
  • Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight: HBO film examines the 1971 Supreme Court decision that made Muhammad Ali The Greatest once mor

     
    Christopher Plummer and Frank Langella headline HBO's fascinating new film¬†Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight,¬†which weaves scripted drama of the Supreme Court justices at work with pithy archival footage of Ali to display — through the prism of...
  • Five-time Grammy winner, jazz guitar great, swing/ska band to highlight RiverJazz festival

     
    A five-time Grammy Award winner, a jazz guitar great and a swing/ska/rock/jazz band will highlight ArtsQuest’s RiverJazz festival, which will be expanded this year, officials just announced. Grammy winner Terence Blanchard, fusion jazz guitarist Pat...
  • 'Blacklist' star Harry Lennix isn't afraid of hard work

    'Blacklist' star Harry Lennix isn't afraid of hard work
    Ever since he was earning acclaim as a young theater actor in Chicago, Harry Lennix has never rested on his laurels. His strong work ethic has served the South Side native well over a career in which he's succeeded in theater, movies and on the small...
  • Polarizing Poet, Playwright Amiri Baraka, Founder of Black Arts Movement, Dies at 79

    Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, died Thursday at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark,...