| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:54 AM
Whether you're a film festival director, a college president or a secretary of state, you know that you've landed in Media Hell when Noam Chomsky, Jane Fonda and Harry Belafonte start signing open letters complaining about your policies. Artists and......
| Oct 16, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Joseph Lewis III, a former chair of Cal State Northridge's art department who also supervised public art projects for L.A.'s Cultural Affairs Department, was named Thursday as dean of UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Lewis, 56, will......
| Apr 30, 2009
Ernie Barnes, a former professional football player who became a successful figurative painter, known for depictions of athletes and ordinary people whose muscled, elongated forms express physical and spiritual struggles, died Monday at Cedars-Sinai...
| Dec 3, 2008
Odetta, the classically trained folk, blues and gospel singer who used her powerfully rich and dusky voice to champion African American music and civil rights issues for more than half a century starting in the folk revival of the 1950s, has died. She was...
| Aug 30, 2008
Meet Kelsey the flipper.
Kelsey Grammer, who lives in Malibu's Serra Retreat, has listed an English Country-style estate in Holmby Hills for $19.9 million. Grammer and his wife, Camille, have owned this home for about a year and are hoping to flip it for...
| Sep 17, 2008
Bear Family Records' remarkable new release, "Let Me Be Your Sidetrack: The Influence of Jimmie Rodgers," makes a persuasive argument that Rodgers is one of the most important figures in the history of country music.
According to the liner notes for...
| Oct 3, 2008
Nick Reynolds, who as a college student grabbed a guitar, donned a broad-striped button-down shirt and quickly helped propel the 1950s folk music revival to the top of the pop music charts as a founding member of the Kingston Trio, died Wednesday in San...
| Nov 11, 2008
Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who for more than half a century brought the intricate rhythms of her native land to millions of listeners around the world and whose role as a spokeswoman against apartheid subjected her to 31 years of exile,...
| Apr 9, 2008
CHARLTON Heston, who died Saturday, was a political individualist in a town that values conformity far more than it likes to admit.
This week, Hollywood activists across the political spectrum recalled the Academy Award-winning actor as an independent...
| Jun 6, 2008
For nearly half a century, Rev. Jesse Jackson has ranked as America's most ubiquitous civil rights crusader, working alongside Rev.. Martin Luther King Jr., founding Operation PUSH, demanding equality from corporate America and twice making credible...
| Jun 8, 2008
Q: It seems there is a shift going on within the civil rights movement away from the old-guard groups such as the NAACP and Operation PUSH and toward blogs and Internet-based groups. Would you agree?
A: No. New technology does not change the land-based...