The Viewpoint

Lecturing points, cranked up to 11: The English teacher-led L.A. hard-core band Dangers forces you to pay attention

November 11, 2016

Inside a warehouse in industrial Vernon, Calif., Alfred Brown IV got repeatedly punched in the face. Spittle dripped from his mouth, and his jaw crunched under the hail of fists. Someone in Doc Martens boots kicked his head to the ground and stepped on his skull, grinding Brown’s face into the floor....

L.A. Museums Sign On To ‘China Ready’ Program In Bid To Draw Tourists

L.A. Museums Sign On To ‘China Ready’ Program In Bid To Draw Tourists

April 23, 2015

By Mike Boehm Los Angeles Times (TNS) Milly Wu marched through the J. Paul Getty Museum’s galleries of 19th century European paintings, stopping just long enough to frame Monets, Manets and, of course, Vincent Van Gogh’s “Irises” with her smartphone camera. With a series of clicks, masterp...

Is Will Smith Still The Same Megastar He Once Was? In Today’s Hollywood, Is Anyone?

Will Smith and Margot Robbie star in the film

March 10, 2015

By Josh Rottenberg Los Angeles Times (TNS) Will Smith is clearly not someone who is accustomed to failure. He had a hit hip-hop song on the radio when he was still in high school and has been wildly successful ever since. From the outset of his career, Smith’s trademark as a star has been his ...

ABC gets real with ‘American Crime’

ABC gets real with ‘American Crime’

March 3, 2015

By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) LOS ANGELES – The two biggest freshman hits on TV this season, “Empire” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” are addictive but ridiculous soaps in which J.R. Ewing and Erica Kane would feel right at home. There’s nothing frivolous about ABC...

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