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News, Feature Ecstasy Is an Art Car

Ecstasy Is an Art Car

You're driving south on Highway 101, hitting 70 mph as you zoom through San Jose. All of a sudden, up ahead, you see an odd-looking van-type thing, painted purple, with what appears to be a flying saucer dome on top.…
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Culture, Stage Bzzzzzzt

Bzzzzzzt

Bee is about race: Koreans ("yellow") and African-Americans ("black"). It's also about the nasty swarm of racial violence incited by the Rodney King verdict in 1992, and about a Korean guy from L.A., living in Vegas, who's invisible to all…
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Culture, Stage

Aisle Seat

Where Hope Is As part of my exploration of local theaters' outreach to young audiences, I attended a teacher training session at Berkeley Repertory's Theater Educates and Motivates program, presented in conjunction with Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.…
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Culture, Stage

The Dusk of Civilization

"Open your eyes. Watch what's going on," suggests Elvira Evers, as the first act of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 draws to a close. She's a "general worker and cashier," one of some three dozen real-life characters whose stories create this…
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Film,

Hip-Hop Horror

Nothing is scarier than real life. In Tales From the Hood, the hip-hop horror movie directed by Rusty Cundieff (and executive produced by Spike Lee), the most frightening images come straight from the headlines: brutal cops, white supremacists, gun-toting gangbangers…
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