Haute Tease

  • Race, Flags, and the Second Amendment

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    The shooting in South Carolina once again showed us the connection of guns and race. Statistics of inner city gun violence always showed the connection.  In this context, the National Rifle Association actually believes in gun control.

     
  • THE ACADEMY ANNOUNCES 2013 OSCARS® OUTDOORS SUMMER LINEUP

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The 2013 Oscars Outdoors summer movie season kicks off with Joss Whedon’s “Much Ado about Nothing,” presented by KCRW’s “Matt’s Movies,” on Wednesday, June 5.  The movie stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisoff, Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz and Sean Maher, all of whom will join Whedon for a post-screening Q&A moderated by KCRW’s Matt Holzman.  

     
  • The Fifth Letter Review - Page Turning Legal Thriller

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    The Fifth Letter, a novel by research scholar Dr. Vivian Carpenter, introduces Katherine Helena Ross, the first black female Supreme Court justice caught between her conscience and political expedience when forced to consider the most important question facing the U.S. Supreme Court today: Who is a person with inalienable rights?  

  • New Year, New You: Seven Ways to Start 2017 Right

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    The New Year is upon us and it’s time to re-calibrate our self-care strategies, amp up our health, fitness and overall wellness. This is always a great time to turn to the marketplace for innovations that can ease and expedite our endeavors.

     
  • Cinelicious Pics, Spectrevision & The Cinefamily Unveil Trailer For Eiichi Yamamoto's Lost Animated Masterpiece

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    Cinelicious Pics, SpectreVision and The Cinefamily have unveiled a tantalizing new trailer for Eiichi Yamamoto's controversial 1973 film, BELLADONNA OF SADNESS -- one of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation, newly restored in 4k for this first-ever U.S. release. 

Crime

  • Kim Kardashian West Robbed at Gunpoint; Kanye West Cancels Concert Mid-Song Citing "Family Emergency"

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    Kim Kardashian West, reality television star and wife of musician Kanye West, was robbed at gunpoint of $10million dollars in jewelry while staying at a private residence in Paris for Fashion Week, according to media reports and her publicist.

     
  • Homicide Ruling in Staten Island Choke Victim Case

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    The death of Eric Garner, 43, the Staten Island father of two choked to death by New York Police Officers after being detained on a city street, has been ruled a homicide by the New York City Medical Examiner.

     
  • 18 Penn State “Brothers” Arrested in Fraternity Murder

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    Eighteen Beta Theta Pi Alpha Upsilon Fraternity brothers at Penn State University, still synonymous with pedophile cover up of football Coach Jerry Sandusky, have been arrested in the shocking hazing death of Timothy Piazza, a freshman pledge, during the annual Rush Week.

     
  • UPDATED: Colorado Teen Has Died From Injuries Sustained in School Shooting

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    Claire Davis, 17, the Arapahoe teen shot at point blank range by a lone gunman who entered the Colorado suburb high school prepared for mass casualty, has died from injuries sustained in school shooting.

     
  • No Indictment in Ferguson Case; Violence Hits More Than 90 Cities

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    A Missouri Grand Jury refused to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed African American teen shot and killed in broad daylight, while walking in the street near his home, last August.

Theatre, Music, Books

  • The Sword & Scabbard: Thieves and Thugs and the Bloody Massacre in Boston - A Page Turning Thriller

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    The Sword & Scabbard, from Allen Woods, looks as if it would appeal to Boston’s very tony elite, not until pushing through the labyrinth of technology interruptions does one realizes Woods has created a page turning account of corruption, violence, and a bloody re-revolution massacre.

     
  • A Pink Suitcase Book Review – Empowering Stories from Women Who Dared

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    A Pink Suitcase, from World Traveler Press, presents twenty-two provocative individual stories of empowered woman who dared to fulfill their dreams of global expedition, from hiking the Appalachian Trail to entering Gutsy Gal adventures.

     
  • After Snowden - Privacy, Secrecy and Security in the Information Age Review – Opens The Floor to Debate

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    In June 2013, Edward Snowden leaked thousands of documents he stole from the National Security Agency (NSA), from several laptop computers, exposing flaws and violations of the Fourth Amendment routinely practiced in the Domestic Surveillance program.

     
  • Broadway's Best: Celebrating the Music of Ron Abel

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    Birdland, the legendary Manhattan Jazz Club, played host for two nights only to celebrate, one of Broadway's best and Hollywood's hottest talents, composer and musical genius Ron Abel.

     
  • Billy Blake: Images From The Ashes The Story of Triumph over Tragedy

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    Billy Blake, 71, in a flash, a moment, woke up to a raging fire rising up over the Malibu hillside and marching down the canyons engulfing his home, thirty years of work and almost everything, including his wherewithal, his hope, all lost.