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Rodney King

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  • Local Hero: Veteran Reuters Photographer Ending His Longtime Red-Carpet Ride

    OVERVIEW: Reuters senior staff photographer Fred Prouser is signing off at age 62, having covered some 3,000 galas and premieres in his 20-plus years on the job. He's been a fixture on the red carpet and a recognizable face to the stars. Prouser just...
  • A tale of two churches — and a persistent racial divide

    A tale of two churches — and a persistent racial divide
    It has been 46 years since Martin Luther King Jr., preaching about race and faith shortly before his death, lamented that "11 o'clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated time in America." That phrase has become something of a dusty cliche, easy...
  • Kelly Thomas verdict: No justice for beaten homeless man, readers fume

    In July 2011, Kelly Thomas -- a mentally ill homeless man -- was beaten unconscious by Fullerton police officers and later died from his injuries. Recordings of the beating show Thomas repeatedly begging for his life, even saying, "Dad, help me." On...
  • Should police face federal charges in Kelly Thomas' death? An editorial board discussion.

    Should police face federal charges in Kelly Thomas' death? An editorial board discussion.
    The editorial board here at The Times began its day with an email discussion of Kelly Thomas’ death. We frequently conduct debates on issues among ourselves while we go about our other business, to figure out whether we should weigh in on a...
  • LAPD's Beck: William Bratton will 'meet all the challenges' at NYPD

    LAPD's Beck: William Bratton will 'meet all the challenges' at NYPD
    Citing William Bratton's past work with L.A.'s minority communities, Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday called his former boss the "perfect person" to head the New York Police Department. Beck said he spoke to his "great friend" and...
  • Film Review: 'La Marche'

    It started with a violent standoff and ended with a peaceful march, during which a small group of protestors organized a cross-country demonstration, carrying banners "for equality and against racism" from the South of France to Paris. Backed by Luc...
  • Review: Powerful 'Extreme Measures' is in moment with Chris Burden

     Review: Powerful 'Extreme Measures' is in moment with Chris Burden
    NEW YORK — Chris Burden's sculpture "The Other Vietnam Memorial" is not included in the compelling retrospective of the Los Angeles-based artist's four-decade career, which fills all five floors at the New Museum here as well as the building's...
  • Theater reviews: Solo performances with the power to touch many

    Theater reviews: Solo performances with the power to touch many
    The three solo performance pieces being presented on separate bills at the Kirk Douglas Theatre — Luis Alfaro's "St. Jude," Roger Guenveur Smith's "Rodney King," and Trieu Tran's "Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam" — haven't much in common stylistically....
  • Radar L.A. produces notable blips on the city's theater scene

     Radar L.A. produces notable blips on the city's theater scene
    Nearly all of the shows in Radar L.A. have packed up their costumes and carted away their props, but theatergoers with a taste for adventure are still vibrating from the upsurge in voltage. After a relatively sleepy summer, the theater scene was...
  • Roger Guenveur Smith searches inward for real Rodney King

    Roger Guenveur Smith searches inward for real Rodney King
    Like Walt Whitman, Roger Guenveur Smith contains multitudes. In various past one-man shows he has portrayed Huey P. Newton, baseball brawling immortals Juan Marichal and John Roseboro and dozens of others, while probing the great American themes of...
  • Disney Hall: Musical dream bankrolled by taxpayers, private donors

    Lillian Disney lived 101/2 years after instigating the creation of Walt Disney Concert Hall in her husband's honor by donating $50 million, but she never got to see it rise from its foundation, alone attend a performance. "A concert hall that would...
  • Radar L.A. festival spotlights local artists with international troupes

    Radar L.A. festival spotlights local artists with international troupes
    During their 17-year creative partnership, Tina Kronis and Richard Alger of L.A.-based Theatre Movement Bazaar have drawn a receptive global audience to their audacious, rip-it-up, ensemble-based remixes of classic Chekhov. "Anton's Uncles," their...