Hurricane Lee: Evoking the Tuskegee experiment, Spike Lee makes no apologies for going after the government in general — and Condi Rice in particular — in his documentary When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, which debuts tonight from 9 to 11 on HBO.
Spike is angry. Damn angry. And the result, apparently, is worth watching.
In the Future, We Will All Be Downward Dog for 15 Minutes: LA’s top yogis are facing new international superstardom. And — even for people who twist their legs around their necks — it can be uncomfortably weird.
New Twist to the Family Feud: Tribune Co. stocks shot up last week, when it was revealed that billionaire rabblerouser Nelson Peltz’s hedge fund had built up a 1.2% stake in the corporate parent of the Los Angeles Times and KTLA-TV Channel 5.
“Wall Street speculated that the 64-year-old billionaire would increase the pressure already being applied by a shareholder group that has called on Tribune management to sell assets, spin off its broadcast division or sell the company,” according to the LAT.
Neither warring faction — Tribune Co. or the Chandler family — is talking, but investment analysts liken Peltz to a “fox in a henhouse.”