It was no coincidence that Rage Against the Machine released The Battle of Los Angeles on what's traditionally observed as Election Day in the United States in 1999. The 2000 election season was already in gear, with Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore setting up to spar -- but Rage s ... More >>
A new generation of artists showcase their work in 2014's New World Visions
When John McClane lost his family, the movies lost much of John McClane
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Reagan-era comedy succumbs to soggy nostalgia
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A Cunning American Boy Becomes a Mexican Cartel Soldier and East L.A. Executioner
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Michael Jackson has died after suffering from cardiac arrest.
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Freedom-of-speech case might move forward even though famous respondent died Tuesday The case, which was argued before the justices last week, concerns a former Cochran client named Ulysses Tory, who sued the LAPD, claiming he was injured in a shootout. Tory later maintained that Cochran conspired ... More >>
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston talks about the retooling of the tax code to serve the very rich at the expense of the middle
In just eight months, chief Bill McManus has alienated the media, the pols, and the MPD rank and file. He must be doing something right.
'The Battle of Algiers' is joined by our own current campaign
Wilding with the Simpsons and bashing heads with the LAPD
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'Biggie and Tupac' charts the hits on a notorious heavy and an urban guerrilla
Polemicist Christopher Hitchens follows George Orwell into a political minefield
Why didn't tasers save Abu Jeilani?
It made less history than '77 punk. It sold fewer records than Nirvana. But the suburban rebellion of Eighties America found its own potent way to say no.
When Sara Jane Olson goes to court in coming weeks, a Los Angeles jury will be asked to pass judgment on the most divisive time in recent American history.
A cop-drama staple hits the skids
Two weeks before falling into a coma, Martin Lawrence was hardly talking a Blue Streak
When 12 COPS arrived at Andre Madison's house for a routine drug bust, they wandered into a ferocious gunfight with themselves.
Book 'Em!: Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce in L.A. Confidential.
Press Covers for the Agency's Honor
Poet Paul Beatty makes polyglot Americana with his debut novel, The White Boy Shuffle.
Where do we go from October 16?
The acquittal of OJ was the least of it.