In their first movie Unclear Holocaust, the anonymous crew of remix provocateurs who call themselves the Anti-Banality Union sliced up decades-worth of Hollywood disaster movies to create a troubling and frequently hilarious critique of the post-9/11 security state and Hollywood's own civilizational ... More >>
In what can only (and extremely sarcastically) be described as a staggering loss for humanity, "Celebrity Rehab" alum Joey Kovar has reportedly died from a drug overdose outside of Chicago.This puts the tally of dead Celebrity Rehab "stars" at three.If you're unfamiliar with "Celebrity Rehab," it's ... More >>
SPANISH HARLEM -- It was the sound of the birds that was most startling.
As thousands of protestors marched, in silence, down Fifth Avenue yesterday, it was a strange thing indeed to hear so many New Yorkers not speaking, yelling or blaring music, but to just simply hear birds chirping on a beautif ... More >>
L.A.P.D. punching bag Rodney King died over the weekend, and his fiancee is telling friends that he was drinking all day and smoking weed prior to drowning in his pool early yesterday morning.TMZ reports that friends close to King, 47, say his fiancee, Cynthia Kelley, is saying King was sitting arou ... More >>
As of 11:25am, Reuters is reporting that 47-year-old Rodney King, the famous victim of LAPD police brutality and protest symbol in the early 1990s, has been found dead in his pool. According to the news wire, "there is no sign of foul play" and his representative, Suzanne Wickman, has conf ... More >>
The reminder of police brutality couldn't be clearer, the timing couldn't be more creepy: as many New Yorkers prepare to join the NAACP's Silent March to End Stop and Frisk, Rodney King was declared dead.
King, arguably the most famous American victim of police brutality, has had a very difficult ... More >>
Riots broke out in London and other parts of England last week. The evident catalyst was the controversial killing by police of Mark Duggan; but, as with the Rodney King beating that sparked the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, it's unlikely that one small event could have caused so much fury and violence.
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Kid Cudi, going all out for Converse.Sneakers have long been hip-hop's footwear of choice. The links between the artists making the music and the companies behind the kicks are now totally intermingled, from top-end exclusive lines like Jay-Z's limited-to-five-pairs all-black Air Force 1s (de ... More >>
"That Daryl Gates was a real motherfucker, wasn't he?" someone said to me yesterday. To be honest, I didn't know too much about the guy, though I've always assumed I wouldn't often be siding with the police. "What'd he do now?" someone else chimed in from across the room. "He went and died."It's ... More >>