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Brand X'Lost': Ruined by its own fans? The finale of a once-great series tells us everything we didn't really want to know. (Salon)Kendra Wilkinson's first paycheck for sex tape: $680,000! Ex-boyfriend is said to have 20 more tapes of pin-up. (Radar) Why you...
La PlazaIn Jamaica, the political system is deeply intertwined with networks of powerful gangs that control slums and deliver votes to parties. Coke's gang, known as the Shower Posse and based in Tivoli Gardens, is tied to the ruling Labor Party. The drug lord...
La Plaza"Within a handful of inner-city communities, area leaders, or 'dons' as they are called, exercise a tremendous amount of control both politically and economically," King said. "Part of that control begins with who is allowed to live in the community to...
Gold DerbyWell, at least this should be easy for many of the award nuts who hang out at The Envelope. Or maybe not? To see the answers, click the "Continue Reading" link below. 1.) What play has won the most awards? a.) "The Coast of Utopia" b.) "Amadeus" c.)...
La PlazaJamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding on Tuesday pledged tougher measures against gangs even as the countryâs Parliament introduced a no-confidence motion against the leader after a police action last week that left more than 70 people dead. âGunmen...
La PlazaWhen accused Jamaican drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke was finally arrested last week, authorities said he had evaded capture since last month's deadly clashes in West Kingston with the help of disguises. At the time of his arrest, The Times reports,...
Daily DishEach Friday, we highlight a recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen that's perfect for the weekend, when you have some extra time on your hands. This week: An agua fresca with strawberry and jamaica flowers. It's refreshing -- not......
The Fabulous ForumU.S. sprinter Tyson Gay handed world record holder Usain Bolt of Jamaica his first 100-meter loss in more than two years at the IAAF Diamond League DN Galan meet Friday in Stockholm. Gay held a narrow lead over Bolt halfway......
Trevor Rhone, a leading Caribbean playwright and screenwriter who co-wrote the 1972 film "The Harder They Come," which helped introduce reggae music and urban Jamaican culture to international audiences, died Sept. 15 at a hospital in Kingston, Jamaica,...
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Times Staff And Wire ReportsWycliffe "Steely" Johnson, a keyboardist and producer who helped steer Jamaican music for nearly two decades and modernize the dancehall genre, has died. He was 47. Johnson died Sept. 1 at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Patchogue, N.Y., following a...
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