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California attorney general agrees: No charges for officers in Stephon Clark case

California attorney general agrees: No charges for officers in Stephon Clark case
  • California attorney general agrees: No charges for officers in Stephon Clark case FWC: California attorney general agrees: No charges for officers in Stephon Clark case

    Amid high tensions in the state capital, California’s top prosecutor declined to file charges Tuesday against two Sacramento police officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old unarmed black man who was holding a cellphone. At a Sacramento news conference, Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra…

  • Film Review: Captain Marvel Races Into the MCU With Fistfuls of Fire and Nostalgia FWC: Film Review: Captain Marvel Races Into the MCU With Fistfuls of Fire and Nostalgia

    The Pitch: Vers (Brie Larson) is a warrior hero of the Kree, one made of steely determination, a knack for quick comebacks, a hell of a lot of actual firepower in her fists, a warm but tough mentor in Yon-Rogg (Jude Law), and no idea of who she was prior to the past six years. If that name, Vers, seems…

  • Learning the long-lost art of broom making FWC: Learning the long-lost art of broom making

    One crafter is turning the lost art of broom making into something far more symbolic than a cleaning tool. As a girl, Ridenour lived in a series of group homes. Struggling to feel safe in her environment, she became obsessed with brooms and sweeping. “I became a neat freak,” says Ridenour, who…

  • Review: Love spins into free-fall in A Noise Within’s ‘Othello’ set in present day FWC: Review: Love spins into free-fall in A Noise Within’s ‘Othello’ set in present day

    “Othello” is an extended free-fall — a national hero’s plunge from widespread acclamation and joyful new marriage to legendary despair. In a gripping new staging for A Noise Within, director Jessica Kubzansky intensifies the stomach-floating velocity by lifting the audience particularly high before…

  • Mac DeMarco announces new album, Here Comes the Cowboy, shares “Nobody”: Stream FWC: Mac DeMarco announces new album, Here Comes the Cowboy, shares “Nobody”: Stream

    A new album from Mac DeMarco is slated for release this Spring. Entitled Here Comes the Cowboy, the 13-track LP marks DeMarco’s fourth full-length to date and serves as the follow-up to 2017’s This Old Dog. A release date has been set for May 10th via DeMarco’s Record Label. Here Comes The Cowboy was written, tracked, and mixed at DeMarco’s…

  • Essential California: Can San Francisco’s famed leather district be saved? FWC: Essential California: Can San Francisco’s famed leather district be saved?

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, March 5, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Catalyst, a leather community center and dungeon just outside the boundaries of San Francisco’s official leather district, must vacate its home by…

  • ‘King Kong’ Bundy, former WWE star, dies at 61 FWC: ‘King Kong’ Bundy, former WWE star, dies at 61

    “King Kong” Bundy, real name Christopher Pallies, a former WWE star known for his five-count demand, died late Monday night. He was 61. Bundy was a top heel when I started watching pro wrestling in the mid-1980s. Billed as being 6-foot-4 and weighing 458 pounds, with a shaved head and wearing a…

  • Mo Pop 2019: Tame Impala and Vampire Weekend to headline Detroit festival FWC: Mo Pop 2019: Tame Impala and Vampire Weekend to headline Detroit festival

    Mo Pop has revealed its 2019 lineup. The annual Detroit music festival returns to West RiverFront Park from July 27th-28th. Tame Impala and Vampire Weekend top a lineup also featuring Lizzo, Kali Uchis, Noname, King Princess, Snail Mail, J.I.D, The Story So Far, Ella Mai, and more. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 8th at 10:00 a.m. local time. Visit…

  • Waves of rain transform unique Northern California spillway into ‘mesmerizing’ sight FWC: Waves of rain transform unique Northern California spillway into ‘mesmerizing’ sight

    California’s wet winter has had a dramatic effect on the state’s reservoirs, and one lake has turned the excess rain into a unique waterfall. The Monticello Dam’s Morning Glory Spillway in Northern California — or, as it’s commonly known, the “Glory Hole” — has been active for the first time in…

  • Los Angeles Times Names Craig Marks Music Editor FWC: Los Angeles Times Names Craig Marks Music Editor

    Marks succeeds Todd Martens who will become a critic covering games and immersive entertainment. The Los Angeles Times has named Craig Marks music editor, responsible for coverage of popular music. Marks will join The Times on April 8 and report to Julia Turner, deputy managing editor responsible…

  • Matthias Tanzmann – The Treat [EP Review] FWC: Matthias Tanzmann – The Treat [EP Review]

    DIRTYBIRD is continuing to build its flock across the pond. They’re particularly fixated on underground hotspot Berlin, drawing the likes of Chambray, Marc Houle (who currently resides there), and now, Matthias Tanzmann into their fold. Tanzmann’s label debut arrived on March 1 under the name, The Treat. Ever the tasty ensemble, the EP’s title track is a playful groover that’s…

  • Mitski on Mac DeMarco: “I’m 100% sure Mac & I just went fishing in the same part of the collective unconscious!” FWC: Mitski on Mac DeMarco: “I’m 100% sure Mac & I just went fishing in the same part of the collective unconscious!”

    Earlier this morning, Mac DeMarco announced the release of his new album, Here Comes the Cowboy, which immediately brought to mind Mitski’s own recent opus, Be the Cowboy. Some fans have accused DeMarco of lifting from Mitski, but a representative for both musicians says the similarity in album titles is merely coincidental. The representative told Pitchfork that DeMarco has never…