Venice Film Review: ‘Bleak Street’

Thursday, 10 September 2015 03:54 Written by
Two Mexican mini-luchadores die with their masks on in “Bleak Streak,” a slow, lunatic swirl into the hopes, kinks and day-to-day hustle of a handful of Mexico City characters so colorful, the pic’s black-and-white cinematography merely amplifies their eccentricities. Between its pint-sized pugilists, cross-dressing philanderers and desperate old whores, this carnivalesque group portrait might easily be mistaken for some lost Fellini project, were it not for the twist that this phantasmagoric true-crimer wasn’t dreamed up…
David Vitter: Dog Whistling Dixie
Thursday, 10 September 2015 00:51 Written by
If 27-year-old David Vitter had only moved back to Metairie a few months before, it is likely Louisiana would have been spared the indignity of having David Duke as a state representative and, only two years later, as the Republican candidate for governor. In late 1988, even though he wanted to, Vitter could not qualify to run for state representative in District 81; he hadn’t lived there long enough. Ironically though, David Duke, the former…
CRAWFORD | Five things to watch when WKU takes Thursday night stage vs. Louisiana Tech
Thursday, 10 September 2015 00:36 Written by
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Before the season, Western Kentucky University coach Jeff Brohm and sixth-year senior quarterback Brandon Doughty visited WDRB and we were talking about the schedule. I asked them about the difficulty — and the opportunity of the first three games — and Doughty said something that stuck in my mind. “Just because we have Louisiana Tech in that second game,” Doughty said, “doesn’t mean we’re going to look past Vanderbilt.” You might’ve…
Miss America 2016: Watch Miss Louisiana's winning 'Sound of Music' performance (VIDEO)
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 23:14 Written by
April Nelson channeled Rodgers and Hammerstein for the second night of preliminary competition at the 2016 Miss America pageant. It was a winning move. She scaled "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" from "The Sound of Music" in an icy gown, little dots of light on screens behind her falling like snow at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Nelson, 23, is Miss Louisiana — and a former musical theater major at Oklahoma City University. MORE:Miss America 2016 night…
Music Review: Nick de la Hoyde – ‘Passion’ EP
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 22:36 Written by
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'Citizenfour' Director Laura Poitras Unveils New Documentary Film Unit
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 22:31 Written by
Laura Poitras, director of the Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour, is joining up with fellow documentary filmmaker AJ Schnack (Kurt Cobain About a Son) and Charlotte Cook (the former director of programming at the Hot Docs film fest) to create a new filmmaker-driven film unit called Field of Vision. Field of Vision will focus on short, non-fiction films and will begin by commissioning forty to fifty original pieces, which will be showcased on The Intercept, the news…
A Kaleidoscope of Music
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 22:15 Written by
"A Kaleidoscope of Music" kicked off the 95th Season of the Western Springs Music Club. This program, held at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hinsdale on September 9th, was an engaging performance of classical music which included: Michele Lekas (violin) and Nola Gustafson (piano) performing Wolfgang Mozart's "Violin Concerto, No. 3 in G Major" and "Sonata for Violin and Piano, No. 6 in G Major"; Flautist Karin Ursin and violinist Michele Lekas performing Wolfgang Mozart's "Themes…
Jefferson Parish authorities searching for missing 11-year-old boy
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 20:07 Written by
Authorities in Jefferson Parish are searching for 11-year-old John Elrod. Related Mayor's '60 days of discussion'...Family, friends remember New Orleans...Cam Jordan attorneys: Allegations in...NOPD: Man shot, killed at motel in...Early-morning shooting in French.
Visitors reminisce on the eve of the Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 19:44 Written by
Visitors thronged to the 9/11 Memorial in preparation for Friday's commemoration of the terror attack that killed 2,977 in 2001. Similar to the last 13 years, there will be a name reading ceremony to honor those who died in the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. RELATED: Council bill could ground tourism helicopters in New York City “I understand it is something that we should never stop doing,” said Kathleen Kruccek, visiting the memorial from…
Family, friends remember New Orleans pastor who took own life after Ashley Madison hack
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 19:05 Written by
A local pastor who was outed for having an account on the adultery website Ashley Madison ended his life in August. Related Mayor's '60 days of discussion'...Cam Jordan attorneys: Allegations in...NOPD: Man shot, killed at motel in...Early-morning shooting in French.

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