L.A. Times columnist Robin Abcarian chats with video journalist Ann Simmons about "male privilege" in connection with the Isla Vista killing rampage in which the perpetrator said he acted out of bitterness caused by years of sexual rejection.
At least one of the victims' acquaintances has expressed anger over the intense focus on rampage suspect Elliot Rodger, saying it's distracting from remembering his six victims.
Last week?s tragedy in Isla Vista ? the cold-blooded murder of two women, four men and the maiming of 13 others by a gunman who said he acted out of bitterness caused by years of sexual rejection ? has set off a long overdue national discussion about misogyny and presumptions of male privilege.
Family members of the UC Santa Barbara students killed in Elliot Rodger's rampage in Isla Vista have reacted visibly with deep sorrow and anger, while others have remained silent, asking that their privacy be respected as they grieve.
UC Santa Barbara declared a day of mourning and reflection Tuesday as the campus struggled to come to grips with the slayings of six students in Isla Vista on Friday.
After initially refusing to take action, Facebook has removed a page glorifying Elliot Rodger, the man authorities say is behind the Isla Vista rampage that left six dead and several wounded Friday.
What childhood friends remember most about Katherine Cooper was her energy: Katie, they said, was unbeatable at foot races, hide-and-go-seek and catching up with the ice-cream truck when it rolled through their tidy Chino Hills neighborhood.
Thousands of students continued to share their grief this week at UC campuses across Southern California, where vigils were being organized to honor the six victims killed in the deadly Isla Vista rampage carried out by Elliot Rodger.
The lyrical scene in Nightmare and the Cat's single "Alvarado" is a familiar one to Echo Park indie regulars. "Salvation was a light hanging in the street for the cars on Alvarado," sings frontman Django Stewart. "Spanish words advertising fast food chains / Line the dirty streets, cracking in the heat." The band's new video for the song -- premiering here on Pop & Hiss -- is a much starker scene, however. Filmed in crisp black-and-white at Capitol Studios' "1 Mic 1 Take" series, the band delivers a winsome '70s folk-rock version of the song with a rare mix of skill and intimacy. Watch it here. Nightmare and...