May 18, 1995 |
Time Warner Inc. is bracing itself in New York today for an onslaught of complaints regarding the firm's involvement in controversial rap music as stockholders gather for the media giant's annual shareholders' meeting. Rap critic C.
October 17, 1995 |
Cheryl McCrimmon of Washington heard Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's message for women to stay home but chose to ignore it, feeling that her 9-year-old son, Ray, had to be here--because his father wasn't. "Somebody had to bring him," she said, squinting into the bright sunshine of a brisk fall morning. "I don't know where his father is," she added. "But isn't that what all this is about? Black men taking responsibility for their families?"
June 25, 1995 |
What are we to make of a society in which pornography is readily available, violence pervades the arts and the media, men frequent bawdy shows and children are raised with the greatest permissiveness? I refer, of course, to Japan. This is the Japan that is almost unique among industrialized nations for its remarkably low rates of crime, especially violent crime, and its legendary ability to control the spread of dangerous drugs.
September 28, 1995 |
Succumbing to months of pressure from Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole and media watchdogs, Time Warner Inc. decided Wednesday to get out of the gangsta rap business. The New York media giant announced it will unload its $115-million stake in the successful but controversial Westwood-based Interscope Records, home to such award-winning rap stars as Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre.
December 2, 1996 |
The world needs the gritty realism found in the lyrics of slain "ghetto messenger" Tupac Shakur, early Ice Cube ("AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted") and others who are not afraid to speak out about controversial issues ("All Eyes on Shakur's 'Don Killumaninati,' " Calendar, Nov. 14; "Rap Music's Real Roots Are in the Best Tradition of Protest," Calendar, Nov. 12). Similarly, blacks--and whites--need more "gangsta/'hood" movies--more "Boyz N the Hood," more "Menace II Society," more "Strapped."
December 11, 1996 |
Accusing music giant MCA of reneging on a promise that it would not distribute offensive material, a trio of rap critics Tuesday expressed displeasure with the recent release of albums containing violent and profane lyrics. Former education secretary William J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1997 |
An entertainment lawyer for some of Hollywood's biggest names takes on the state economy; Tupac Shakur leaves behind a long legal legacy; and the German Frank Sinatra invites himself over for a drink. IT'S THE ECONOMY, COUNSELOR: His famous clients could create their own sub-economy: Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, George Clooney and Milos Forman, to name a few. So it seemed only fitting that Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer Bruce M. Ramer was appointed by Gov.
November 19, 1995
A number of television station managers have pulled the plug on certain syndicated afternoon talk shows, and more are threatening to do so unless early and acceptable changes are made in the programs' content. Simultaneously several major advertisers--among them Procter & Gamble Co., Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Unilever--have, to their credit, either withdrawn or sharply cut back on their commercial support for the shows.
October 10, 2000 |
The Miami Heat broke training camp Monday without all-star center Alonzo Mourning, and they don't know if or when he'll return. He has been in Miami undergoing further tests so doctors can determine the treatment for an apparent kidney disorder. Mourning told close friend Patrick Ewing of the Seattle SuperSonics that he'll play this season. At Mourning's request, the Heat has declined to discuss his condition or prognosis.