Whispers and Stares | If Beale Street Could Talk | Rated R

In Barry Jenkins’ previous outing, Moonlight, we were so immersed in the history of lead character Chiron that we felt caught in his life’s grip as it unfolded over three different time periods. The shock in seeing how much had changed with the character in the offscreen interludes spoke volumes…

A Voice: The Musical • Kat Edmonson Conquers Self-doubt

At the heart of most stories often lies a small grain of truth. For Kat Edmonson, it was a little more than a grain—more of a rock shaped as a realization. Back in 2016, Edmonson was fighting a lingering cold. She often found herself home in her Brooklyn apartment, recuperating…

Trap Kitchen Brings Their Cookout Tour to Blue Lamp • Jan. 23, 2019

Birthed in 2013 in Compton, California, from the minds of Crip, Malachi “Chef Spank” Jenkins and Blood, Roberto “Sous Chef News” Smith, Trap Kitchen has changed lives and stomachs with five-star restaurant meals without the five-star prices. Spank and News have been given the opportunity to cater throughout Los Angeles,…

Bright Lights on a Greasy Scalp | Vice | Rated R

Dick Cheney is 5-foot-8. The end. Now here’s another 700 words. As much as many of us would like to turn the other way, gag and dash our brains out on the nearest rock at the mere mention of Dick Cheney’s name, he was and is a very real person…