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  • Riots in Ferguson, and what they mean

    A riot can be many things. It can be an act of communal madness, reflecting the emotional imbecility of those who believe the best way to express joy at their ball team's win is to overturn a car. It can be an act of opportunism, a chance, under cover...
  • Justice Department has widened involvement in local law enforcement in past 2 decades

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has intervened in cases involving more than two dozen local or state law enforcement departments over the last 20 years. The most recent intervention is coming in the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael...
  • 'Frederick Douglass Now' is a high point for Roger Guenveur Smith

    'Frederick Douglass Now' is a high point for Roger Guenveur Smith
    The space where historical perspective and current-day attitudes crosshatch benefits "Frederick Douglass Now” at Bootleg Theater. Writer-performer Roger Guenveur Smith has done incisive, socially trenchant work before, but this is something else...
  • Federal monitor ordered for Newark police for civil rights violations

    Federal monitor ordered for Newark police for civil rights violations
    New Jersey's largest police department will be placed under federal oversight for repeatedly violating residents' civil rights, using excessive force and failing to discipline officers for a wide range of misconduct, the Justice Department announced...
  • L.A. theater openings, July 20-27: 'No Exit,' 'Streetcar' and more

    L.A. theater openings, July 20-27: 'No Exit,' 'Streetcar' and more
    You can check out any time you like but you can never leave in Jean-Paul Sartre’s "No Exit," what's past is prologue in Neil LaBute’s "In a Dark Dark House," and you can always depend on Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire." Plus,...
  • Spike Lee, Cast Talk 25th Anniversary of 'Do the Right Thing' in Brooklyn

    On a sweltering Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn, gaggles of film fans, black historians and political activists -- not to mention Fort Greene locals -- convened at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater for closing night of the BAMCinemafest and a...
  • 1994 in the Rose Bowl -- when soccer met Prop. 187

     1994 in the Rose Bowl -- when soccer met Prop. 187
      It's no coincidence that we're observing the 20th anniversaries of the last time the World Cup was played in the United States and of the passage of Proposition 187, the initiative enacted by California voters to withhold public services to anyone...
  • Simpson murder case brought change to LAPD, D.A.'s office

    Simpson murder case brought change to LAPD, D.A.'s office
    In an exchange during the O.J. Simpson murder trial, prosecutor Marcia Clark insisted to Judge Lance Ito that there were no legal precedents to the matter they were discussing. "So if my Pepperdine law clerks found some …" Ito interrupted. "Did...
  • How my interview with O.J. almost ended in a fistfight

    As 1993 wound down, Leo Wolinksy, then the Metro editor at The Times, asked me to put together a story that would take stock of the period we’d just been through: A few days earlier, a jury had delivered a mishmash of verdicts against those involved...
  • 'O.J.: Trial of the Century' revisits murder case as it unfolded

    'O.J.: Trial of the Century' revisits murder case as it unfolded
    As one of the most notorious legal events in American history, the murder trial of O. J. Simpson exposed deep national rifts in race, gender and class and helped usher in a new era in media. A new documentary, "O.J.: Trial of the Century," which airs on...
  • Another casualty of the O.J. trial: cameras in courtrooms

    Whether or not they believed O.J. Simpson guilty of the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, Angelenos were transfixed by the trial that followed the killings — one of the most extraordinary public...
  • TV Review: 'O.J.: Trial of the Century'

    Television commemorates a lot of arbitrary anniversaries, but 20 years since the start of the O.J. Simpson trial -- given how vivid many of those moments remain -- does seem particularly resonant, if jarring. Investigation Discovery has done the milestone...