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  • In downtown L.A., Zimmerman verdict, prison conditions draw ralliers

    In downtown L.A., Zimmerman verdict, prison conditions draw ralliers
    More than 100 demonstrators gathered at the steps of a federal building in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon in a joint call for social justice in the wake of the not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman and a California state prisoner hunger...
  • '2 Guns': The surprising consistency of Denzel Washington

    '2 Guns': The surprising consistency of Denzel Washington
    With the notable exception of 2012's "Flight" — a character piece that earned him fresh plaudits and an Academy Award nomination -- Denzel Washington has had a remarkably consistent career over the last five years. Every one of the five lead roles...
  • L.A. Legit Review: 'One Night in Miami...'

    Any playwright can stick celebrity facsimiles together in a room; it takes real talent not only to render those portraits believable but also to invest the encounter with dramatic weight. In "One Night in Miami…," first-time scribe Kemp Powers...
  • Susan O'Halloran, storyteller with purpose

    Susan O'Halloran, storyteller with purpose
    Susan O'Halloran writes about searching as a child for "models of whiteness to be proud of." She was an Irish-Catholic kid growing up in the '50s and '60s on Chicago's vehemently segregated Southwest Side. She recalls her neighbors and relatives...
  • Spike Lee's Kickstarter Campaign Hits $1 Million Mark

    Spike Lee's three-week-old fundraising effort has hit the $1 million mark on Kickstarter. As of 7 a.m. PDT, Lee's campaign had received $1,000,605 from 4,503 pledges -- about 80% of the $1.25 million goal for a new film that's known for now as "The...
  • Follow Harlem's model

    Recently my daughter who now lives in Manhattan and I sat at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Malcolm X Boulevard in the Harlem neighborhood having dinner. This was my first visit to Harlem and I delicately tried to share with my...
  • Review: A one-man revolution rises up in 'Sake Bomb'

    Review: A one-man revolution rises up in 'Sake Bomb'
    In "Sake Bomb," twentysomething video blogger Sebastian (Eugene Kim) has a problem few film characters ever face: a sense of relentless, righteous rage for which there is no simple solution. For Sebastian, life as an Asian American male is one of...
  • 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...
  • Review: Challenges in and out of ring in 'Trials of Muhammad Ali'

     Review: Challenges in and out of ring in 'Trials of Muhammad Ali'
    Muhammad Ali has one of the most recognizable faces in the world and is such a beloved public persona that George W. Bush personally presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the ultimate honor for an American civilian, in 2005. It would not...
  • Q&A: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' star Forest Whitaker

    Q&A: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' star Forest Whitaker
    Forest Whitaker certainly isn’t yelling, but the temperature of his soft-spoken calm has increased a few degrees. “If we have a few minutes, let’s get a [newspaper], and I want you to go through the films,” says the star of...
  • Readers of the Week: The Book Club

    Readers of the Week: The Book Club
    Our club: We are The Book Club in the Fox River Valley and have been meeting since 1972. Five of our eight original members are still active. We now have 17 members and have read over 400 books. Our meetings: We meet once a month. The hostess is never...
  • 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,...