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  • R. Kelly's child pornography trial begins

    The paparazzi and TV news crews have spent weeks scouting the Cook County Criminal Court for the perfect spot to shoot arrivals, departures and stand-ups. The judge presiding over the case sought advice from a fellow jurist in Santa Barbara County on...
  • 'Last Words' by George Carlin

    'Last Words' by George Carlin
    George Carlin was stand-up comedy's transformational man. He went through it time and again through the decades, first as a young hipster hungry to fit into the showbiz life, then slowly finding his voice and a roomful of laughs as a counter-culture...
  • 'Tearing Down the Wall of Sound' by Mick Brown

    'Tearing Down the Wall of Sound' by Mick Brown
    Even before that horrifying predawn moment four years ago in his Alhambra castle, Phil Spector was widely viewed in the music industry as something of a freak show. Lana Clarkson's death was, in many ways, the tragic public climax of years of wildly...
  • Skeletons tumble out of the closet in 'Razorback' at Theatre Theater

    Skeletons tumble out of the closet in 'Razorback' at Theatre Theater
    A crime thriller heavily laced with violence and cruelty, John Pollono's "Razorback" is a trendy new black comedy for a post-"Sopranos" mind-set. Fine performances in a handsomely staged premiere production from Rogue Machine show much promise in a script...
  • Largo gets new lease on life at the old Coronet

    Largo gets new lease on life at the old Coronet
    JON BRION'S last night at Largo was epic. The singer-songwriter's free-for-all Fridays at the tiny Fairfax Avenue nightclub had been drawing capacity crowds for more than a decade, but his May 2 show was historic: his final turn before owner Mark Flanagan...
  • Online auction of rare Lenny Bruce memorabilia, and a benefit performance to follow

     
    An online auction of rare memorabilia from the estate of comedian Lenny Bruce, whose outspoken views on sex, drugs and religion paved the way for generations of comics, is currently accepting bids. The auction, set up by Bruce's daughter, Kitty Bruce,...
  • Shepard Fairey says honesty is essential to his art despite his 'slip' over a disputed Obama poster [updated]

     
    The rock 'n' roll references were flying Wednesday evening as Shepard Fairey and Robbie Conal, leading, L.A.-based exponents of political street art -- including posters they sometimes paste up illegally -- sat side by side in a Culver City television.......
  • An arresting art show at the ArcLight Cinemas

     
    There's an interesting-looking art show at the ArcLight Cinemas multiplex opening tonight that caught my eye in David Ng's post over at the Culture Monster blog. L.A. artist Rachel Schmeidler takes celebrity mug shots and renders them in a Warholian...
  • Muslim threats to 'South Park': Did Comedy Central cave in to knucklehead extremists?

     
    By now you've probably heard all about how Comedy Central bleeped out all references to the prophet Muhammad in a recent "South Park" episode that featured the holy figure dressed in a bear costume. It was typical Trey Parker and......
  • Legal eagles, criminals and victims

    Legal eagles, criminals and victims Salvatore "Bill" Bonanno, 75; oldest son of the late New York crime boss Joe Bonanno and author of a book about growing up in a Mafia family (Jan. 1) Christian Brando, 49; son of acting legend Marlon Brando who was...
  • City Life: A lesson learned from a bad word

    Leonard Schneider made a successful career out of pointing out the contradictions in the use of our language. Schneider, who was white, often used the "N-word" in his stage act, and made people laugh while doing so. One of his routines was called "Any [N-...
  • Mailbag: Dr. Laura did the right thing in quitting

    Loyalty to a former boss is certainly commendable, but for columnist Steve Smith to compare Dr. Laura Schlessinger's recent "eleven n-word rant" to that of the legendary social critic and humorist Lenny Bruce boggles the imagination ("City Life: Another...