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US Supreme Court declines to review Pittsburgh rapper’s free speech case

US Supreme Court declines to review Pittsburgh rapper’s free speech case
  • US Supreme Court declines to review Pittsburgh rapper’s free speech case FWC: US Supreme Court declines to review Pittsburgh rapper’s free speech case

    Seven years ago, rapper Jamal Knox was arrested by a pair of Pittsburgh police officers on gun and drug charges. Knox, who goes by the stage name Mayhem Mal, later penned a song called “F*ck the Police”, which mentioned those same two officers by name and featured lines like “Let’s kill these cops cuz they don’t do us no good.”…

  • Laguna Beach might tone down the American flag graphic on its police cars FWC: Laguna Beach might tone down the American flag graphic on its police cars

    A decision to repaint Laguna Beach police cars with an image of the American flag running through lettering on the doors will return to the City Council Tuesday after some residents deemed it unfit for the artists’ community. Though most of the comments made by residents in recent months were about…

  • Ariana Grande Walks Through Her Influences at Coachella 2019 FWC: Ariana Grande Walks Through Her Influences at Coachella 2019

    Coachella: the pop spectacle. Ariana Grande: the pop Phenom. Given the festival’s pop-dominating climate, the two go together like the Sahara tent and designer drugs, but Grande’s appeal went far beyond genre. After all, a well-received Coachella set can not only elevate an artist’s career to another echelon, but it’s also one of the very rare opportunities in pop culture…

  • Dodgers' Joc Pederson spoils Yasiel Puig's return with walk-off home run FWC: Dodgers’ Joc Pederson spoils Yasiel Puig’s return with walk-off home run

    For hours, the cheers and boos and attention were fixated on Yasiel Puig at Dodger Stadium on Monday night. He commanded the spotlight in his first game in Los Angeles as a foe. He savored and excelled on the stage. He relished his new role as the adversary. But a towering blast off Joc Pederson’s…

  • Yasiel Puig shows a familiar flair while morphing into the Dodgers' enemy FWC: Yasiel Puig shows a familiar flair while morphing into the Dodgers’ enemy

    The tradition is as much a part of the Dodger Stadium experience as the wave or the beach balls. When the visiting team scores, the fans boo. An exception was made Monday night in the first inning of the Dodgers’ 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, when Yasiel Puig redirected a first-inning slider…

  • Tom Savini adapted a Joe Hill story for Shudder’s Creepshow FWC: Tom Savini adapted a Joe Hill story for Shudder’s Creepshow

    More and more horror legends keep joining Shudder’s forthcoming TV series adaptation of Stephen King and George A. Romero’s Creepshow. Earlier this month, we reported that original star Adrienne Barbeau would be returning to the franchise, and now the one and only Tom Savini has followed in her footsteps. “I just directed an episode of the Creepshow television series,”Savini announced at this…

  • Young Bombs Talk About New Music and Wearing Helmets [Interview] FWC: Young Bombs Talk About New Music and Wearing Helmets [Interview]

    Canadian duo Young Bombs are coming into their own in a lot of ways in 2019. Before becoming a duo, members Martin Kottmeier and Tristan Norton were once members of an indie-rock outfit during the late 2000s. Later, Kottmeier and Norton left the group to form a new electronic music project which became Young Bombs. Debuting with their own take on…

  • Mark Ronson dabbles in melancholy disco on new single, ‘Late Night Feelings’ FWC: Mark Ronson dabbles in melancholy disco on new single, ‘Late Night Feelings’

    Temporalities fold in Mark Ronson‘s latest release, “Late Night Feelings,” a production that wields the novelty of a new single, while simultaneously effecting an old-school feel. The second song off of Ronson’s next long-form project, Ronson’s self-professed collection of “sad bangers,” Late Night Feelings, the eponymous offering enlists Lykke Li. Tonally, “Late Night Feelings” is an undeniably groovy number that…

  • Aretha Franklin wins 2019 Pulitzer Prize FWC: Aretha Franklin wins 2019 Pulitzer Prize

    The late, great Aretha Franklin has been posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Today, the Queen of Soul received a “Special Citation” for her “indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades.” Congratulations to @ArethaFranklin and her family and friends. #Pulitzer #QueenOfSoul #Respect pic.twitter.com/SRdwncE5UI — The Pulitzer Prizes (@PulitzerPrizes) April 15, 2019 Since 1918, a total of 44…

  • Believe it: Clippers pull off historic 31-point comeback in Game 2 win over Warriors FWC: Believe it: Clippers pull off historic 31-point comeback in Game 2 win over Warriors

    Twelve years after an improbable playoff upset created a Bay Area catchphrase, another unlikely — no, unimaginable — comeback was brewing Monday night in Oracle Arena. But instead of roaring as it had 12 years ago, when the “We Believe” Golden State Warriors knocked out the West’s best, the building…

  • Gobernador de California se compromete con El Salvador para reducir inmigración FWC: Gobernador de California se compromete con El Salvador para reducir inmigración

    Durante un revelador viaje de tres días, el gobernador Gavin Newsom escuchó a la gente de El Salvador contar las muchas razones por las cuales los migrantes huyen a Estados Unidos. Las pandillas extorsionan a las pequeñas empresas y matan a quienes se atreven a cruzar los límites en algunos barrios….

  • Mater Dei's Darion Green-Warren keeping an open mind about commitment FWC: Mater Dei’s Darion Green-Warren keeping an open mind about commitment

    Just because you go home, doesn’t mean you’ll find family. Darion Green-Warren has learned that in the recruiting process. The cornerback at Santa Ana Mater Dei High grew up in Edmond, Okla., just outside Norman, and committed to Oklahoma last July. “Now I get to play in front of my hometown ……