Local Law Enforcement Chipping Away at the Fourth Amendment

By: Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30 am

The Bill of Rights was designed to protect the People from their government. That’s quite literally becoming history today as new challenges, now from local law enforcement, chip away at the Fourth Amendment’s protections of privacy. New laws and devices spread spying on Americans to the local level.

 

Late Night: The Endless Gothic Summer

By: Tuesday August 26, 2014 8:00 pm

In Southern California, it feels as if summer is a sun-proof vampire, immortal, a never-ending gothic summer of drought and car chases, punctuated by shootings, stabbings and beatings, heartbreak and horror.

FDL Movie Night: “Matthew O’Hanlon: A Creative Journey” and Jose Ho-Guanipa

By: Monday July 28, 2014 4:59 pm

Tonight’s guest Jose Ho-Guanipa is an upcoming filmmaker and video director whose most recent 8-minute film, Matthew O’Hanlon: A Creative Journey, follows artist/writer Matthew O’Hanlon through his creative process and through the Los Angeles streets. O’Hanlon’s art is dark, surreal and Ho-Guanipa captures the artist’s dystopian vision through his documentary.

Saturday Art: “Made in Los Angeles” Showcases L.A. Urban Style

By: Saturday March 15, 2014 10:33 am

“Made in Los Angeles” showcases poignant and proud art, steeped in SoCal tradition with its roots in Aztec and Olmec mythologies, imbued with loss and love. Featuring over twenty artists from the Greater Los Angeles area, “Made in Los Angeles” runs through March 22 at Smoking Mirrors Gallery in Pomona.

What It Means: LA Sheriff’s Deputies Rough Up Foreign Diplomat

By: Wednesday December 11, 2013 7:14 pm

You’d think America had enough problems with its foreign image, what with drone killings, NSA spying and the president shooting selfie’s at Mandela’s funeral. But you’d be wrong. LA Sheriff’s Deputies roughed up two foreign consuls in the course of official diplomatic business.

A real “boost” to public confidence

By: Tuesday December 3, 2013 1:30 am

One has to think that the image problem public safety officers in the greater Los Angeles Area could not be any greater…

But, apparently the pit is bottomless.

Banksy Arrested? Calm Down, It’s Art!

By: Thursday October 24, 2013 10:25 am

Rumors swirled yesterday that bluechip street artist Banksy got pinched.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Eric John Abrahamson, Building Home: Howard F. Ahmanson and the Politics of the American Dream

By: Saturday August 17, 2013 1:59 pm

Are you old enough to remember when Masters of the Universe actually felt the need to give back? Can you remember the days when regulations were seen as good things? When the phrase “consumer protection” was used by someone other than Elizabeth Warren? If you’re too young to remember what the world was like when we had decades of prosperity and relative economic fairness in the “managed economy”, or if you want to take stroll down memory lane, back to the days of economic regulation, you may want to crack the spine on this book.

FDL Movie Night: “Sharknado” Enough Said!

By: Monday July 15, 2013 4:59 pm

Sharknado, the ultimate shark-meets-Los-Angeles-meets-the-elements movie tore through the competition and social media last Thursday night on the SyFy Channel, delivering meaty ratings and a bloody good time. And tonight we have writer Thunder Levin, director Anthony C. Ferrante, and doesn’t-get-eaten-by-a-shark actor Robbie Rist, whose turn as the tormented school bus driver says so much about the state of public education in America today.

FDL Movie Night: Llyn Foulkes: One Man Band

By: Monday July 1, 2013 4:59 pm

Artist Llyn Foulkes marches to the sound of his own drum – oh heck, he is his own drum. And horn section, accordion, and cowbells, too. One of the youngest painters to ever show at Los Angeles’ historic Ferus Gallery (Warhol’s first show was there), Foulkes constantly reinvented, built up and tore down expectations of what his art should be, all the while experimenting with The Machine, his one man band setup. In tonight’s film Llyn Foulkes: One Man Band, the artist tells directors Tamar Halpern and Chris Quilty (our guests tonight, along with Los Angeles gallery owner/art world insider Mat Gleason).

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