FDL Movie Night: Crips and Bloods Made in America

By: Monday February 7, 2011 5:00 pm

Tonight’s guest Gus Roxburgh is the executive producer of Crips and Bloods: Made in America, one of the most thoughtful and certainly the least sensationalistic documentaries I have ever seen about gangs in Los Angeles. Directed by Stacy Peralta (best known for his skate doc Dogtown and Z-Boys), and available for viewing on Hulu.com, Crips and Bloods presents not only startling figures (from 1960 to 1998 in Northern Ireland, 3526 people were killed in sectarian violence, while in thirty years, LA gangwarfare has killed 15,000), but takes and intimate look at gang members past and present.

 

Who’s The Elitist? John McCain’s $2546.56 Spending Spree at Barney’s

By: Monday April 21, 2008 1:31 pm

Far be it from me to criticize someone for going hog wild at Barney’s, but then I’m not running for President either

Maybe the beltway barbecue bores who felt America needed to get to the bottom of John Edwards’ character flaws with a vigorous investigation of his scandalous haircut can help us find out if McBush has champagne wishes and caviar dreams?
That’s how much cashola John McCain’s campaign spent March 2 at Barney’s New York in Beverly Hills. (That’s 90212, in case anyone was wondering.)

According to McCain’s latest FEC report, the charges were “credited back” April 2.

(JENNIFER SKALKA)

UPDATE:

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