The Cooler Bandits at Pan African Film Festival

he Cooler Bandits is a coming of age story of sorts. The film follows the lives of four boys — Frankie, Donovan, Charlie and Poochie — who became men behind bars. In 1991, not understanding the full consequences of their actions, the teens made the poor decision to engage in a series of restaurant robberies in… [Continue Reading]

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Dignity in the Workplace (Part 2)

Robert Fuller: Bullying is archetypal rankism, and it’s ubiquitous. What’s new is that it has suddenly become newsworthy. This suggests we may be approaching a tipping point in regard to its public acceptance.

Dignity Workplace

The 23rd Annual PAFF To Take Place in Los Angeles February 5-16, 2015

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution will make its West Coast premiere as the Opening Night film selection. The Cooler Bandits will also be featured (see trailer on the right). All films will screen at RAVE Cinemas 15, in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 4200 Marlton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Pan African Film Festival 2015

Living with a Wild God

Rev. Jim Nelson: I don’t believe in God so I suppose I am an atheist, but all that means is that I have no picture, no words that are like any of the pictures or definitions of God out there.

Living with a Wild God

“Selma” Through Gay and Lesbian Eyes

Rev. Irene Monroe: Oprah’s remarks, however, resonated with a generation that’s shaped by a heterosexist male-dominated movement rather than a non-hierarchical, diffuse model with an intersectional analysis that “Black Lives Matter” activists are illustrating.

Selma Through Gay Eyes

Stage

Billy Elliot the Musical

Broadway Musical Meets Proletarian Drama: The Full Brassy Billy

Ed Rampell: The genius of Billy Elliot the Musical and secret of its success is that the stage adaptation of the 2000 movie Billy Elliot written by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry is that it combines two distinct theatrical aesthetics.

A Trip Down Musical Memory Lane Revisits an Iconic Composer/Lyricist

A Trip Down Musical Memory Lane Revisits an Iconic Composer/Lyricist

Ed Rampell: Felder’s grand ol’ one-man show, ably directed by Trevor Hay, reminds us of Berlin’s glory days and in doing so demonstrates that time hasn’t completely passed the onetime singing waiter by.

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Film

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The Cooler Bandits at Pan African Film Festival

he Cooler Bandits is a coming of age story of sorts. The film follows the lives of four boys — Frankie, Donovan, Charlie and Poochie — who became men behind bars. In 1991, not understanding the full consequences of their actions, the teens made the poor decision to engage in a series of restaurant robberies in […]

Pan African Film Festival 2015

The 23rd Annual PAFF To Take Place in Los Angeles February 5-16, 2015

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution will make its West Coast premiere as the Opening Night film selection. The Cooler Bandits will also be featured (see trailer on the right). All films will screen at RAVE Cinemas 15, in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 4200 Marlton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

More Film Articles

Humor

Marriage GAs

Burping And Farting: Marriage Is A Gas!

Treva Brandon Scharf: Early in our courtship, Robby and I were watching “Behind The Candelabra,” and I laughed so hard at Michael Douglas playing Liberace that I accidentally tooted. I was so embarrassed I could have died.

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Tea and Sympathy, a Postscript

Ralph E Shaffer: In light of the decades-belated charges made against Bill Cosby for sexual misconduct, it would not be surprising if Anderson’s student filed a criminal complaint and a lawsuit against his seductress.

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Music

marky ramone

Marky Ramone: Punk Then and Now

Patrick O’Heffernan: In 1978, a young drummer named Mark Bell from the defunct band Dust was asked to take over the drums from Tommy Ramone in the early punk band, the Ramones. He did, changed his name to Marky Ramone and the rest is history

Zach Villa

A Conversation with Zach Villa of Cylvia: Best New LA band of 2015?

Patrick O’Heffernan: It’s tricky to keep a band going in New York City; it is especially tricky getting around with a large band – you saw how big my amps were, it is not fun taking them up and down subway stairs.

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Poetry

dying sun

Say So Long To The Sun

Paul Lojeski: Sooner or later the sun is going to blow

Where Days Are Stones

A Review of David Smith-Ferri’s Where Days Are Stones

Gary Corseri: “Now there is nowhere to hide from their message and the question it implies: War is a horror. Always. What am I doing to stop and prevent it?”

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Television

Laverne Cox

5 Reasons Laverne Cox Should Be the Fifth Co-Host on The View

Frank McAlpin: Let me just say how unbelievably important and inspiring, on multiple levels, it would be if Laverne Cox joined The View permanently! She would the most fabulous fifth co-host. There would never be a lack of realness or epic feathered headpieces!

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Plimpton: The Effete Everyman of Ink and Screen

Ed Rampell: The so-called “participatory journalist” would step into the ring with champ Archie Moore in order to write about boxing or fly through the air with the greatest unease at a circus to get the insider take on being a trapeze artist.

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Spirituality

Dignity Workplace

Dignity in the Workplace (Part 2)

Robert Fuller: Bullying is archetypal rankism, and it’s ubiquitous. What’s new is that it has suddenly become newsworthy. This suggests we may be approaching a tipping point in regard to its public acceptance.

Living with a Wild God

Living with a Wild God

Rev. Jim Nelson: I don’t believe in God so I suppose I am an atheist, but all that means is that I have no picture, no words that are like any of the pictures or definitions of God out there.

More Spirituality Articles

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