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Overrated/Underrated: Snubbing the lovely 'Beale Street,' and Marie Kondo points to bigger issues than books

Overrated/Underrated: Snubbing the lovely 'Beale Street,' and Marie Kondo points to bigger issues than books
  • Overrated/Underrated: Snubbing the lovely 'Beale Street,' and Marie Kondo points to bigger issues than books FWC: Overrated/Underrated: Snubbing the lovely ‘Beale Street,’ and Marie Kondo points to bigger issues than books

    UNDERRATED ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’: With room for 10 films in Oscar’s best picture category, it’s hard to figure out why this lush, delicately drawn film was left out. Based on a story by James Baldwin and beautifully directed by Barry Jenkins, whose “Moonlight” won for best picture two years…

  • As Joshua Tree reopens, anger over damage to economy, environment FWC: As Joshua Tree reopens, anger over damage to economy, environment

    Against a backdrop of jumbled boulders and spindly trees, former Joshua Tree National Park Supt. Curt Sauer joined dozens of people at a rally in this high desert enclave on Saturday to express their anger over the economic and physical damage caused by the partial government shutdown to the park…

  • Greg Zuerlein's leg might be big for Rams in Super Bowl FWC: Greg Zuerlein’s leg might be big for Rams in Super Bowl

    The media requests kept coming, and Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein kept saying no. Zuerlein was only an hour or two removed from kicking the 57-yard field goal that gave his team an overtime victory over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC championship game in New Orleans. He was in his usual seat on…

  • Wuki and Ape Drums Unleash “Bed Squeek” FWC: Wuki and Ape Drums Unleash “Bed Squeek”

    Another secret weapon from Los Angeles based producer, Wuki, is finally making a release on Insomniac Records. After several years of making relentless bangers that have littered countless DJ sets such as “DADADA” and “Make It Clap”, Wuki has continuously broken the threshold of bedroom producer to mass manufacturer of dancefloor weapons. His latest is a collaborative effort with Miami…

  • Video games aren't just a guilty pleasure for NFL players, they're big business FWC: Video games aren’t just a guilty pleasure for NFL players, they’re big business

    Dalton Schultz learned to design video games at Stanford. He has an old YouTube channel that streams highlights of him shooting his way through Black Ops 2, building a Minecraft mansion, and hunting dragons on Titanfall. Some of his closest friends are fellow gamers, the disembodied voices he met…

  • Illenium explores pop soundscapes with Bahari in ‘Crashing’ FWC: Illenium explores pop soundscapes with Bahari in ‘Crashing’

    There’s a certain emotive quality that exists across all of Illenium‘s productions, regardless of what genre he produces under. In “Crashing,” he continues to explore his pop side alongside Bahari in what’s resulted in a feelsy and refined output. Love-drunk lyrics play a central role, with Bahari’s clear, precise voice wrapping around subtle guitars and euphoria-inducing synth harmonies. “Crashing” is…

  • NBA: Warriors defeat Celtics for 10th consecutive victory FWC: NBA: Warriors defeat Celtics for 10th consecutive victory

    Kevin Durant had 33 points and nine rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 24 points and Klay Thompson had 21, including two key free throws for Golden State on Saturday night to beat the Boston Celtics 115-111 and give the Warriors their 10th win in a row. Kyrie Irving scored 32 points with 10 assists…

  • Lyn Kienholz, a tireless advocate for Los Angeles artists, dies at 88 FWC: Lyn Kienholz, a tireless advocate for Los Angeles artists, dies at 88

    Lyn Kienholz, a fierce advocate for California artists and the founder of the California/International Arts Foundation, has died. She was 88. Her death at her Hollywood Hills home on Friday afternoon came after she had fallen ill and been hospitalized with congestive heart failure, her sister Melinda…

  • UCLA's Moses Brown comes up big in 90-69 rout over Arizona FWC: UCLA’s Moses Brown comes up big in 90-69 rout over Arizona

    It was a photo op from a dream. Moses Brown stood next to the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a UCLA legend he hopes to emulate in ways other than just being a 7-footer from New York. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar focused the moment entirely on the young Bruin, pointing at Brown in his white warmup gear…

  • Sasha’s Last Night On Earth dives into the archives ‘LNOE100’ compilation—the label’s first-ever FWC: Sasha’s Last Night On Earth dives into the archives ‘LNOE100’ compilation—the label’s first-ever

    Last Night On Earth was conceived in 2011 as an outlet for Sasha to express himself. What started as a party also grew to become one of the most iconic labels in dance music, and over the years the UK stalwart has enchanted followers with his keen ear for atmospheric, often melodic releases that define the LNOE sound. Fast-forward about…

  • Long night for Vezina-worthy John Gibson at NHL All-Star game FWC: Long night for Vezina-worthy John Gibson at NHL All-Star game

    Ducks goaltender John Gibson has faced more shots than any other NHL goalie this season, a staggering 1,361 shots in 43 games. He also has made more saves than anyone else, 1,251, an impressive .919 save percentage. He is a legitimate candidate for the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goalie,…

  • XXXTentacion’s family announces birth of late rapper’s son FWC: XXXTentacion’s family announces birth of late rapper’s son

    Jenesis Sanchez, the girlfriend of late rapper XXXTentacion, has given birth to a baby boy named Gekyume Onfroy. “We’re happy to confirm that Baby and Mother are healthy,” according to a press statement released Saturday night. “Gekyume’s name is derived from a word X created prior to his passing, which means ‘a different state’ or ‘next’ universe of thought. XXXTentacion…