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Bill Gunn's 'Personal Problems' and a History of the Video Revolution

None The '60s and '70s signal watershed decades for the growth of alternative media in the West. The emergence of offset printing during the '60s allowed hundreds, if not thousands, of publications to bloom since it only required a typewriter, some glue, a few volunteers, and a vision. Pirate radio stations also proliferated across the United States, Europe, and Latin America during this time. Perhaps nothing captured the excitement and utopian possibilities of the youth revolt like the video ...
Tags: Feature, Music, Hollywood, Drama, California, New York City, US, America, Canada, United States, Charles, Stephen, Latin America, Ucla, Yale University, Hess

Embattled By Anti-Semitism Claims, The Women’s March Forges On

The day after Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, Hadas Alterman found herself surrounded by nearly 60,000 people in downtown Oakland. The 29-year-old attorney from California has attended her fair share of civil rights demonstrations, but said that she had never experienced anything like the 2017 Women’s March.“It can be scary to protest in Oakland because often there’s a high, very aggressive police presence. But the atmosphere at the Women’s March in O...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Florida, California, Planned Parenthood, Washington, Mexico, Boston, New York City, Chicago, United States, Hawaii, Islam, Tablet, Oakland

50 moments from 1969 that shaped entertainment and pop culture

It was the last year of the ’60s, and the last year for Boris Karloff, Judy Garland and the Beatles, too. But it was also the first year for Led Zeppelin, Jennifer Aniston, “Easy Rider” and Jay-Z, too. John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent part of it in bed in public. The Doors’ Jim Morrison spent part of it in jail. Moviegoers spent time watching “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” while at home they watched a brand-new show called “The Brady Bunch” about a brand-new kind of blended family, the youn...
Tags: Facebook, Music, TV, New York, Hollywood, London, Beyonce, Matthew Mcconaughey, Jack Nicholson, Congress, Abc, California, Jay Z, La, Stanford, White House

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 18-25

    Aspen Santa Fe Ballet perform Fernando Melo’s Dream Play on Jan. 19 at the Soraya at Cal State Northridge. (Courtesy photo by Sharen Bradford)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Women’s March Los Angeles: Non-partisan march celebrating organizations that educate and register voters, inspire youth to perfo...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN

Grimes and Azealia Banks subpoenaed in Elon Musk lawsuit

Musicians ordered to preserve evidence related to a tweet by Musk that shareholder plaintiffs claim caused financial losses to TeslaThe US district court of northern California has granted a motion to subpoena the musicians Grimes (AKA Claire Boucher) and Azealia Banks in the ongoing lawsuit against Tesla founder Elon Musk brought by a group of the company’s shareholders.Additional subpoenas will be served against the publications Business Insider, the New York Times and tech website Gizmodo. Th...
Tags: Business, Music, Elon Musk, Technology, Media, Celebrity, California, US, Social Media, Tesla, Life and style, World news, Regulators, US news, Stock Markets, Culture

Marci Vogel's Playlist for Her Novella "Death and Other Holidays"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Awarded the 2017 Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize, Marci Vogel's novella Death and Other Holidays is a lyrical and thoughtful exploration of grief. NPR Books wrote of the book: "Dea...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, Hollywood, California, George Harrison, Los Angeles, Reagan, David, Gang, Va, Marilyn Monroe, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Grinch, Joni Mitchell, Lapd

A Week In Placerville, CA, On A Joint $200,000 Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Women over age 45: We want to read your Money Diaries! Submit here.Today: a stay-at-home mom who also works as a dog boarder and makes $20,000 per year ($200,000 when combined with her husband) and spends some of her money this week onOccupation: Stay-at-hom...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Fashion, Music, Japan, Texas, Mississippi, California, Netflix, Amsterdam, Starbucks, Facetime, Safeway, Rummikub, Placerville, Panda Express

Frankie Shaw Will Apologize For Some Things, But She's Not Sorry About SMILF

A show about single moms who are down on their luck and also horny is about as taboo as TV gets, but the Showtime series SMILF is the rare gem that manages to disrupt with unapologetic verve. Set in the Boston’s historically blue collar Southie neighborhood, the show centers on Bridgette Bird, a young, struggling mom of a toddler, who is totally lost, troubled by a traumatic past, but doing her best. In the iconic pilot episode, she’s seen at a bodega running into an old friend while buying coo...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Hollywood, California, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Los Angeles, Ptsd, Justin Bieber, Showtime, Camilla, Catholic, Jfk, Los Angeles Times

Locked and Loaded: Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud Discuss Their Classic 1988 Hip-Hop Debut

In the late '80s, they rode the cresting wave of the hip-hop duos. Likely born from the synergistic energy produced by seminal acts like Eric B. & Rakim, Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud were one of many rap duos competing for a place at the DJs turntable. They hit one nifty cut out of the park with the snappishly urban strut of "Do the James", a jam that tipped its hat to the legendary James Brown as well as the hyperkinetic basement hip-hop parties that were especially popular in the Bronx at th...
Tags: Google, Feature, Music, Interview, California, Nas, Rap, James Brown, Mtv, Hip-hop, Queens, Eminem, Manhattan, Bronx, James, 1980s

Kirsten Gillibrand Announces She's Running For President

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced Tuesday night that she will enter the 2020 race for president.“I’m filing an exploratory committee for President of the United States, tonight,” she said in an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “As a young mom I’m going to fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own,” she said.She spoke about her desire to improve healthcare and public schools and taking on “systems of power” that too often leads to inequality. “I know I ha...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Congress, Stephen Colbert, California, Senate, Barack Obama, United States, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Kirsten Gillibrand, Ucla, Dartmouth College, State, Don

What's The Deal With The Disney Internship? Here's What You Need To Know

If you're a recent graduate, soon-to-be college graduate, or full-time college student and are looking to score an internship at the Happiest Place On Earth, then this article is for you.Disney's college program has some great offerings and looks great on a resume. But there are a few things you should know before applying.What is it?Established in 1981, the Disney College Program is a national internship program run by the Walt Disney Company, based out of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orla...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Florida, California, Disney, Walt Disney Company, Disneyland Resort, Happiest Place on Earth, Orlando Florida, GPA, Walt Disney World Resort, Long Island NY, Disney College Program

Foreigners' Rights in Japan: Interview with Activist and Writer Debito Arudou

None Debito Arudou (formerly David Aldwinckle) was born in California and raised in Geneva, New York. After spending a long period of residence in Japan, he became a citizen of that country. Frequently engaged in outspoken activism on the issues of anti-foreigner discrimination and racism in Japanese society, Arudou has written extensively on these topics for various publications, including his regular contributions to the Japan Times newspaper for over 15 years as well his web site Debito....
Tags: Feature, Music, Japan, Supreme Court, Interview, California, France, US, America, Hillary Clinton, United States, Tokyo, States, Republican Party, Vietnam, Johnson

Trump's New Birth Control Rules Are Blocked Nationwide By Federal Judge

A federal court in Pennsylvania issued a national injunction on two Trump administration rules that would make it easier for employers and universities to deny women birth control coverage, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Monday afternoon.The injunction followed a similar decision by a federal judge in California who blocked the policy in 13 states and the District of Columbia on Sunday night.President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA) ensured that birth control wa...
Tags: Fashion, Music, California, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Pennsylvania, District Of Columbia, Captivity, Trump, U S District Court, Department of Health and Human Services, Oakland CA, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Maura Healey, Xavier Becerra, Leana

Watch St. Vincent Cover Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Breaking The Girl”

Last night, the Hollywood Palladium hosted a benefit concert for victims of the Woolsey Fire that spread through California last fall. Annie Clark opened the night with an acoustic St. Vincent set where she performed a cover of Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Breaking The Girl," off the band's 1991 album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. According … More »
Tags: Video, Music, California, Beck, St. Vincent, Jack Black, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Annie Clark, Hollywood Palladium, St Vincent Cover Red Hot Chili Peppers

This Is Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger's Combined Net Worth

This morning, Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger announced to the world that they are engaged. Their whirlwind romance kicked off during this past Summer Of Love, and since then, we have seen them scootering around L.A., strolling in matching athleisure wear, and eating ice cream with Pratt's son, Jack.By all accounts, they are in love. And according to Instagram, he calls her "Chief."Based on their track record thus far, they seem to move quickly (Pratt and his ex-wife, Anna Faris, only ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Instagram, California, Hawaii, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kylie Jenner, Jfk, Chris Pratt, Jack, Anna Faris, Parks, Forbes, Schwarzenegger, Pratt

What You Need To Know About The Mass Drug Overdose In California

On Saturday morning, there was a "mass drug overdose " at a home in Chico, CA, killing one person and sending 12 to the hospital. According to police, the drug overdose involved a combination of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid medication, and other substances, but it has yet to be confirmed.When police arrived on the scene, they administered CPR and six doses of naloxone, the nasal spray that reverses opioid overdoses. Chico Police Chief Michael O'Brien told NBC News that, had they not used naloxo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, California, Cdc, Mac Miller, Brien, Tom Petty, Michael O Brien, Centers for Disease Control CDC, Chico CA, SAMHSA National Helpline, Chico Enterprise Record, Chico Police, NBC News Fentanyl, Drug Police Alliance Non, BathsLisa Van Allen

Julián Castro Officially Announces His 2020 Presidential Bid, With His First Stop In Puerto Rico

Julián Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, TX and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under the Obama administration, is running for president in 2020.Castro announced his bid at a rally in San Antonio on Saturday morning, becoming one of the highest-profile Latinx candidates to ever seek the Democratic nomination, per The New York Times. His first campaign appearance will be on Monday at the Latino Victory Fund’s annual summit in Puerto Rico, where he plans to speak with res...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Texas, Minnesota, Maryland, Obama, Congress, California, Mexico, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, New Hampshire, Hawaii, New York Times

A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On A $63,216 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a judicial assistant working in government who makes $63,216 per year and spends some of her money this week on In-N-Out.Occupation: Judicial AssistantIndustry: GovernmentAge: 29Location: Los Angeles, CASalary: $63,216Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $1,80...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, California, Lgbt, Los Angeles, Tesla, Taiwan, Netflix, Nba, Rockets, Keurig, Starbucks, Apple Watch, Ira, Ellen

Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard Says She Will Run For President In 2020

Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is running for president in 2020.Gabbard revealed her decision on Friday in an interview with CNN. She said she will make a formal announcement within the next week."There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision,” Gabbard said. “There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve.”Gabbard was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2012 to represent Hawaii’s ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Minnesota, Maryland, Congress, Stephen Colbert, California, Washington, Massachusetts, Iraq, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Syria, Cnn

Ursula K. Le Guin: Old Soul, New Worlds

None "Hard times are coming," author Ursula K. Le Guin said in her fiery 2014 speech accepting the National Book Foundation award. Her tone was somehow somber, yet also chipper, as though she had already acknowledged the worst and now was girding for battle. She was fixing her bayonet in bright spirits and about to go over the top. She went on about what will be needed in the years to come: … we'll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our...
Tags: Music, Review, Documentary, California, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Manhattan, Harry Potter, Portland Oregon, Ursula k. le guin, Curry, Le Guin, Gaiman, Arwen Curry, Alfred Kroeber, Kropotkin

Wild Women, Forty Pricks, and Western Noir

None Film critic Manny Farber, in typical inimitable style, summarized much of Samuel Fuller's film oeuvre through simultaneous praise and critique in the following observation: "What's good about his films is lovable; the daring, uninhibited use of semidocumentary techniques that save the movie from Fuller's mind, an unthinking morass at best" (Negative Space: Manny Farber on the Movies (New York: De Capo Press, 1998, 132). Put slightly more generously, Fuller's film style often trumps the plo...
Tags: Feature, Music, New York, Hollywood, Romance, California, Western, Wes, West, Brooklyn, Smith, Criterion, Lily, Brock, Jessica, Drummond

Bill MacKay – “Pre-California”

Chicago composer Bill MacKay has announced a new album, Fountain Fire, that will be out in March. It's his first solo work since 2017's Esker, though the guitarist teamed up with Ryley Walker soon after that on their second collaborative album, SpiderBeetleBee. Today, he's shared the opening track from it, "Pre-California," … More »
Tags: Music, California, Chicago, Ryley Walker, Bill MacKay, Esker

New Video: Kid Ink “Tomahawk”

Kid Ink closed out 2018 by releasing Missed Calls, a 7-track LP featuring appearances by Lil’ Wayne, Rich the Kid, Saweetie and Valee. The L.A. rapper decides to step out for a spin, in the music video for “Tomahawk.” As the sun goes down, Kid Ink pulls out a few foreigns to ride around at night while showing off his flashy jewelry and relaxing with some good California smoke. Watch below. Continue after the jump…. Previously: Kid Ink – Missed Calls (Album Stream)
Tags: Videos, California, Jazz, Tomahawk, Kid Ink, Wayne Rich, Saweetie

Admiration Society: How an American Guitarist Inspired a Japanese Folk Legend to Play Again

Steve Gunn heard an interview with Sachiko Kanenobu on the radio. Now she’s preparing to open two of his shows next month.
Tags: Music, Japan, News, California, Williams, Folk Music, Dick, Steve Gunn, Philip K, Paul (1940-, Sachiko Kanenobu

Dorothy dishes on ‘Dumplin’,’ Dolly Parton and more before kicking off its tour in Southern California

Singer-songwriter Dorothy Martin is ready to dominate in 2019. The 32-year-old had a huge year in 2018 with her L.A.-based rock band Dorothy. The group released its sophomore album, “28 Days in the Valley” back in March, which was produced by 4 Non Blondes frontwoman and noted hit maker Linda Perry. Its gritty, bluesy-rock single, “Flawless,” became a regular request on Kat Corbett’s Locals Only program on KROQ/106.7/FM and on top of embarking on its own headlining jaunts in support of the new r...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bob Dylan, House, Dolly Parton, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Dorothy, Malibu, Ticketfly, Southern California, Concerts

Jungle’s new album ‘For Ever’ is solid gold

Jungle’s new album ‘For Ever’ is inspiring, creative and a complete masterpiece with hints of soul and funk mixed with a modern style and technique. Jungle have completely smashed it out the park yet again with there new album ‘For Ever’. I waited with eager ears to hear this new album a few months back and now after listening to the whole album time and time again I just cant get over the feeling that I only get with Jungle, the feeling of pure musical brilliance. When Jungle released there...
Tags: Music, Disco, Review, Band, California, La, New, Rock, Soul, House, Fifa, R&B, Jungle, Casio, Funk, Music Reviews

Retooling Scott Joplin’s ‘Treemonisha’ For The 21st-Century

That’s the project of Toronto theatre company Volcano, which hopes to tour its adaptation — with “an entirely new story” — of Joplin’s 1911 opera to California, D.C., Canada, and Britain next year. Says Volcano’s artistic director, “As far as I can find, the libretto has never been touched. We’re just giving Joplin the help he was denied.” — The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Music, California, Toronto, Canada, Britain, Volcano, Joplin, SJM, Scott Joplin, 01.05.19

Tom Freund's "Runaround" Video Meshes Dreamy Folk and Natural Vistas (premiere)

None When PopMatters last caught up with Tom Freund, he was gearing up for the release of his latest LP, East of Lincoln. Freund still has plenty to eke from the release with it four months behind him, showing as much with the premiere of a brand new music video for its latest single, "Runaround". Featuring an impressive array of shots taken from gorgeous natural vistas, Freund's latest aims to inspire with its stunning cinematography and forward-driving, dreamy folk stylings. Melding a myriad ...
Tags: Music, California, St Vincent, Premiere, Folk, Joshua Tree, Freund, Matt Johnson, Tom Freund, Indie folk, Lincoln Freund, Ben Peeler

Jury To Decide Ed Sheeran, Marvin Gaye Infringement Case

US district judge Louis Stanton has ruled that a jury will decide the outcome of a plagiarism lawsuit against Ed Sheeran over his No. 1 single “Thinking Out Loud.” The lawsuit, which alleges that Sheeran copied portions of Marvin Gaye’s 1973 hit “Let’s Get It On,” was launched against the singer, Sony/ATV and Atlantic Records by the estate of producer Ed Townsend, who co-wrote the song. While Sheeran and his team have denied the claims, judge Stanton - who is also overseeing a separate $1...
Tags: Music, California, US, Ed Sheeran, Marvin Gaye, Atlantic Records, Bruce Houghton, Sheeran, Sony ATV, Stanton, Ed Sheeran Marvin Gaye, Gaye, Louis Stanton, Wikimedia Commons CelebrityAccess, Ed Townsend, Ed Sheeran Eva Rinaldi CC BY SA

Trail Mix – January 2019

The Trail Mix resolution for 2019 is pretty simple; great music, every month, for the next twelve months. Trail Mix is diving into the the new year with Old News, the brand new release from Southern roots rockers The Steel Woods. A good friend of mine noted that The Steel Woods were his favorite band of 2018. The new record is serving notice that this band will certainly be a fave of 2019 here, too. Check out “All Of These Years” on this month’s mix. The January mix is proud to feature Parker Gi...
Tags: Music, California, Pete Seeger, Sport, World, Cycling, Maya, Charley, Cincinnati Ohio, Domingo, Amelia White, Abingdon, Frank Solivan, Rikki Don, John McCutcheon, Trail Mix

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