| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:45 PM
History forgotten is history repeated, which underscores “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” in its Los Angeles premiere at the Gay & Lesbian Center’s Davidson/Valentini Theatre.
This potent follow-up to the landmark Tectonic...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 11:13 PM
Jason Collins rose from his seat on the bench and strode slowly toward the scorer's table.
He stepped on a traction mat, removed the T-shirt covering his jersey top and joined his Brooklyn Nets teammates on the Staples Center court.
It was a routine...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:55 PM
The West Hollywood City Council has responded to growing criticism over the removal of a rainbow flag from atop City Hall by agreeing to a compromise.
The rainbow flag – which was raised above West Hollywood City Hall in June – will stay...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:35 PM
The West Hollywood City Council has responded to growing criticism over the removal of a rainbow flag atop City Hall by agreeing to a compromise.
The rainbow flag — raised above City Hall in June — will stay down. But the city will hang a...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Two Latino gang members were sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from racially motivated attacks in a campaign aimed at forcing African Americans from Compton.
But U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr....
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:25 PM
A white Texas man faces federal hate-crime charges in an assault on a 79-year-old black man during a form of the "knockout game," prosecutors said Thursday.
Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, is charged with violating the federal Matthew Shepard and James Byrd...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 11:26 AM
A Texas man has been charged with a federal hate crime in connection with an assault of a 79-year-old black man that prosecutors allege was part of the "knockout game."
The knockout game, which has been known by a variety of names since 1992, is based...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:42 PM
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
Just as the media hysteria over the “knockout game” had started to wane, news out of Texas ratcheted up the anxiety over unprovoked racial attacks.
Or maybe not....
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Eric Ulloa was so affected by the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School -- and its aftermath -- that he decided to respond in a way he knew best -- as a man of the theater.
The actor-writer (he is in the ensemble of the current musical at Goodspeed...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Activist Alan Bounville will soon travel from his New York City home to give a talk at Rollins College.
It's not a long trip, a few hours by plane.
That's nothing for Bounville. The former Orlando resident spent two years walking more than 6,000 miles...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:51 PM
The Tectonic Theatre Company's original "Laramie Project" was moving in part because it took a huge national event and downsized it to the personal — to the actual words of small-town residents affected by the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard. A gay...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Two Latino gang members pleaded guilty Thursday to federal hate crime charges stemming from racially motivated attacks on four black youngsters as part of a campaign of terror aimed at forcing African Americans out of west Compton.
The guilty pleas from...