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Lisa Derrick

About Me:
Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.
 
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About Me:
Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.

FDL Movie Night: Getting Back to Abnormal

By: Monday June 30, 2014 4:59 pm

Tonight’s documentary, Getting Back to Abnormal, dives into to the messy issues of race and politics in post-Katrina New Orleans. Our guests tonight–Producers/Directors Peter Odabashian, Paul Stekler and Andrew Kolker–tackle the subject by focusing on the pivotal 2010 city council race for District B. Incumbent Stacy Head, the first white Councilperson from District B in 31 years, was elected in 2006 and has faced charges of racism. Her opponent, Corey Watson is an African-American preacher and the son of a powerful pastor who has no problem telling his congregants that there is no separation between church and state because God owns them both.

Late Night: Glow Little Glow Worm

By: Tuesday June 17, 2014 8:00 pm

I love stuff that glows in the dark! How about glow-in-the-dark Jell-O? Yes, you can use it with Jell-O shots, but you need a black light. I recently got glow-in the-dark paint for the garden and felt like the Red Queen having her knights paint the roses red.

FDL Movie Night: L.A. Aboriginal

By: Monday June 16, 2014 4:59 pm

Dave Tourjé is a freaking force of nature–an unstoppable creative giant. The Los Angeles native (thus the title of tonight’s film, L.A. Aboriginal) lives and breathes art. Raised in Northeast Los Angeles, Dave grew up as a skater and surfer stimulated by the vibrant colors and energy of a neighborhood rich in Latin American immigrant culture with a history of hot rods, low riders and early motocross riding. His family was involved in art and encouraged him to draw and paint.

Late Night: Keep Your Stinkin’ Hands Off My Cheese!

By: Tuesday June 10, 2014 8:00 pm

If the FDA’s latest incursion into our god(s)-given rights to eat fermented, aged, and bacteria-laden milk, has you cheesed off, you can let the White House know.

FDL Movie Night: In the Shadow

By: Monday June 9, 2014 4:59 pm

It’s not summer without a vacation or a horror movie–and In the Shadow, directed, co-written and co-produced by tonight’s guest Nicole Elmer, brings us a taut tale of psychological and supernatural horror set against a beautiful island backdrop. Add in  the additional layer of sex tourism, Puerto Rican politics, and colonial imperative, plus the bonus of  that rara avis, a female horror director–and well, In the Shadow is a perfect summer FDL movie.

This is not a traditional horror movie in the slasher/gore vein. It is deeper, more supernatural and psychological in nature, raising questions about the price we pay for the things we love the most. It is also shot in lush, vibrant, saturated colors contrasting the island’s beauty with the story’s dark subject matter.

FDL Movie Night Preview: In the Shadow

By: Sunday June 8, 2014 6:44 pm

It’s not summer without a vacation or a horror movie–and In the Shadow, directed and co-written and co-produced by Monday’s guest Nicole Elmer, brings us a taut tale of psychological and supernatural horror set against a beautiful island backdrop. Add in the additional layer of sex tourism, Puerto Rican politics, and colonial imperative, plus the bonus of that rara avis, a female horror director–and well, In the Shadow is a perfect summer FDL movie.

Late Night: Angst in My Pants

By: Tuesday June 3, 2014 8:00 pm

Fans of the Iceland witch pants may be little sad to learn that their beloved trousers have be usurped in hipsterness by a pair of Chinese slacks that are 3,000 years old

FDL Movie Night: Circle the Wagen

By: Monday June 2, 2014 4:59 pm

Circle the Wagen follows Dave and his best friend Charlie Pecoraro on their journey down Route 66 in “The Croc,” a baby blue bus purchased, sight unseen, on eBay for $787. Mired by the vehicle’s mechanical problems during his first attempt cross-country, Dave has left The Croc in the parking lot of a church–luckily the pastor likes him–while he and Charlie map out the network of VW clubs along Route 66 that they can turn to for help. Because they are going to need it.

Exene Pulls YouTube Channel, Posts Response to “Isla Vista Hoax” Comments

By: Saturday May 31, 2014 2:30 pm

Exene Cervenka, lead singer for the band X, poet, activist, and most recently a conspiracy proponent who posted videos to her tube channel claiming the Isla Vista/UCSB shooting and SandyHook killings were hoaxes has shut down her YouTube channel and posted a statement on X’s Facebook page.

FDL Under DDoS Attack: We Need Your Help

By: Saturday May 31, 2014 1:20 pm

Well, here’s the deal: For some time now Firedoglake has been under escalating DDoS attacks which knock us off line.

These attacks mean you can’t access our site to read our reports on whistleblowers like Chelsea Manning, Thomas Drake, Peter Van Buren and John Kiriakou. Or Kevin Gosztola’s Dissenter.  You can’t find important news and views on LGBT issues, civil liberties, domestic spying, marijuana and drug policy, Occupy, WikiLeaks, genetically modified foods, prison reform, elections–perspectives often ignored by mainstream media and other websites.

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