July 4, 2013
Volume 22, Number 27
News & Opinion
Law enforcement cracks down on synthetic weed
Barron Jones reports on efforts by law enforcement to eradicate Spice, K2 and other synthetic marijuana substitutes.
Funny because it happens to someone else.
The readers write.
Film & TV
How the West was lost
The Pirates of the Caribbean crew reunites to show us how the West was lost in The Lone Ranger
As if Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, world cinema classics and movie musical film series (all of which are currently underway) weren’t enough, the KiMo Theatre is expanding its weekly movie selections with a documentary film series on Wednesday nights.
“Drunk History” on Comedy Central
Get schooled with Comedy Central’s hilarious “Drunk History”
What’s worth watching this week around the dial?
Whether your aural tastes lean toward enigmatic doom, rockabilly or psych-pop, Music to Your Ears has you covered.
Micro reviews of Dirty Beaches, Pharmakon and Palms.
Songs in the key of U.S.A.
As Laurie Anderson once noted, “Yankee Doodle” is a surrealist masterpiece. That sentiment inspired me to create this mixtape for ‘Merica.
Arts & Lit
New exhibit aims to alarm
Wear your ear plugs and your eye protection—no one is safe from DANGERshow: Things of Death!
The American story in fact and fiction
Four writers tackle four recent books that explore our multifaceted nation.
San Pedro Mart and Alquds Middle Eastern Restaurant
The atmosphere may be lacking, but the food is top notch.
A new book explores sustainable agriculture in in dry climates
Ari LeVaux reviews a new book on sustainable agriculture in dry climates.
Free Will Astrology
ARIES (March 21-April 19): In his book The Fisher King and the Handless Maiden, Robert Johnson says many of us are as much in debt with our psychic energy as we are with our financial life. We work too hard. We rarely refresh ourselves with silence and slowness and peace. We don't get enough sleep or good food or exposure to nature. And so we're routinely using up more of our reserves than we are able to replenish. We're chronically running a deficit. "It is genius to store energy," says Johnson. He recommends creating a plan to save it up so that you always have more than enough to draw on when an unexpected opportunity arrives. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to make this a habit, Aries.
Nobody's Smiling Tour: Common • Jay Electronica • Fly Union • hip-hop at Sunshine Theater
A Holiday Celebration at African American Performing Arts Center
Mystical Arts of Tibet: Sand Mandala Construction at Seret & Sons GalleryMore Recommented Events ››