America’s foremost attorney for far-right extremists wanted “a little gravy,” then lied to cover it up. That’s just part of his twisted journey through a lax legal system. By Luke O'Brien 12/27/2018 03:09 pm ET Updated 20 minutes ago One morning this June, a group of lawyers filed into the office of the State Bar of Nevada and closed the door. It was summer in Las Vegas, the morning temperature already nearing 100 degrees, but inside the low-slung tan building, the lawyers had a chilly question to address: what to do about one of their own. Marc Randazza had been a problem for years. Randazza, who represents conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and many other far-right extremists, had long relied on lawyer buddies to pump his public image. By their telling and his own, Randazza was a First Amendment “badass.” But he was a combative badass, even vicious, and he’d left a trail of bad blood and trampled ethics behind him. Randazza had … [Read more...] about Alex Jones’ Lawyer Violated Legal Ethics By Soliciting Porn Bribes. Just How Dirty Is Marc Randazza?
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By Laura Hollis | December 10, 2018 at 2:04 am According to a recent NPR story, The Satanic Temple of Chicago paid to have a statue installed in the rotunda of the Illinois Capitol. To accompany the traditional Christmas Nativity scene and Jewish menorah for Hanukkah, there is now a statue of an arm with a snake coiled around it; in the hand is an apple. An inscription on the front reads, “Knowledge Is the Greatest Gift.” Lest anyone worry about the use of taxpayer dollars to fund this travesty, the NPR piece assures us that the money was donated via a GoFundMe page set up by the temple, in which the temple exhorted the public to help it “bring Satan to Springfield!” The NPR piece also quotes from The Satanic Temple website, on which it attempts to rehabilitate its namesake’s less-than-stellar public persona, explaining that its mission “is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical … [Read more...] about Sign of the times: Satan gets a statue in Illinois
The most controversial new work of art in the United States is a sculpture that resides in an undisclosed warehouse location in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Hardly anyone knows where it is, and few have actually seen it. The people who commissioned the piece have warned the artist not to publicly identify himself. They don’t think they’re being paranoid. “We’ve gotten all kinds of hate mail,” Lucien Greaves, one of the people who commissioned the work, says. Greaves has received a number of emailed death threats, which he occasionally posts verbatim to his Facebook page: “I hope, I pray you get a bullet. You are evil your a monster, an obamanation…the evil radiates off you. I hope you suffer.” A guest on Don Imus’s show on Fox News remarked jocularly that Greaves and his cohorts behind the sculpture should be lined up next to it and shot. Greaves hadn’t seen the artwork in person until recently. On a warm afternoon in early June, a … [Read more...] about Trolling Hell: Is the Satanic Temple a Prank, the Start of a New Religious Movement — or Both?
A paper mâché deer head coated with pinecone scales and adorned with gilded antlers tops Laura Dowling’s Virginia Hunt Country Christmas tree, on display at the Festival of Trees in Orlando. (Photo courtesy of Laura Dowling.) A Christmas Tree decorated with hub caps on Route 66 in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, CA, on Friday, Nov 9, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Start the holiday season with a festive, family-friendly tree-trimming party. (Getty Images) Start the holiday season with a festive, family-friendly tree-trimming party. (Getty Images) A tree-trimming party starts the holiday season with a sparkle. (Getty Images) For many families, the holiday season begins with choosing a Christmas tree and decorating it. (Getty Images) The official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room during a media preview of the 2017 holiday decorations … [Read more...] about 7 most common Christmas tree-decorating mistakes and how to fix them
L.A. Weekly's comprehensive Summer Concert Guide: 100 Days of Concerts will help you plan your musical outings from now through Sept. 15. It's an entire season's worth of musical exploration and excitement. Of course, dates are subject to change, and sometimes shows are moved or canceled, so doublecheck with the venue. And you can find concerts year-round in our Calendar section. THURSDAY, JUNE 14Amoeba Music – MIKE SHINODABootleg Theater – AMO AMO, PSYCHIC TWINCafé NELA – TARA NOVICK, BROPHY DALECoach House – CASEY ABRAMSThe Echo – TICKLE TORTUREEchoplex – BLACK MILKEl Rey Theatre – AMADOU & MARIAMGreek Theatre – SUGARLAND, BRANDY CLARK, CLARE BOWENHarvelle's Santa Monica – TV BROKEN THIRD EYE OPEN, BOOSTIVE, RUNSON WILLIS, SANFORD STREETHotel Café (Main Stage) – LILY KERSHAW, PERTAHotel Café (Second Stage) – COBY BROWN, KEVIN HARRISONThe Love Song – CB BRANDPappy & Harriet's – GINGER … [Read more...] about 100 Days of Concerts to Fill Your Summer Calendar