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Reader Mail: The First 48 and Scandal

Taking a Bite Out of The First 48

Grab your pitchfork: How much do the producers of The First 48 generate from this show (“The False 48,” Terrence McCoy, January 16)? And they declined to pay, or rather donate, $10,000 for the benefit of children in these neigh…

Big Bad Wolves: A Brutal Israeli Exploitation Flick

The publicity campaign for Big Bad Wolves, a nasty little revenge thriller from Israeli filmmakers Navot Papushado and Aharon Keshales, quotes Quentin Tarantino’s decree that it’s the “best film of the year.” Tarantino saw Big Bad Wolves at last year’s Busan Film Festival, wh…

The Past Is Brilliant

Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi solidifies his status as one of cinema’s finest living dramatists with The Past, a superb followup to 2011’s Oscar-winning A Separation that again situates audiences amid interpersonal, familial, and household crises. Working from a scri…

Disclosure and Nine Other Acts That Could Save EDM

Listen up, people. If you still think EDM is exciting and fresh, that’s a sign you’re a newb. The rest of us have been at this party way past our bedtimes, and we keep checking our watches like, Are you done yet?

But just when we were about to pay our

The Underground World of Used Luxury Car Rentals

The two men took turns waling on Jeffrey Worstell. A gold chain danced against the skinny one’s white tank top as he beat the 29-year-old mechanic senseless with a nickel-plated .357 Smith & Wesson. When the skinny guy needed a breather, his partner — a hefty six-foot man in a

End of the Rainbow: Judy Garland's Last Years

When you think of self-destructive entertainers who died before their time, which names come to mind? Jim Morrison? Jimi Hendrix? Kurt Cobain? Amy Winehouse? We don’t really think of Judy Garland in this capacity — at least I never did — because she lived 20 years longer than these fa…

Two $2,000 Bongs Stolen From Westchester Head Shop

Alex Inman runs a high-end head shop in Westchester about 20 blocks from Florida International University. Casa de Cristal is one of a handful of places in Florida that sell Mothership brand glass items, the Holy Grail of the water pipe world. The company bills its products as “elite functional

Justin Bieber Should Commit One of These Crimes to Be a Gangster

Justin Bieber is no different from Kim Kardashian. He has to do outrageous things to continue drawing attention. Now police are investigating him and his buddies for allegedly egging his neighbor’s house in the exclusive community of Calabasas, California. The egg-throwers could face felony vanda…

Vanessa Hudgens Proves Truer Than Gimme Shelter

You can say this for the Disney teen machine: They sure know how to pick ’em.

Vanessa Hudgens was 17 when High School Musical made her famous, the tail end of a generation of Mouseketeers that included her contemporaries Zac Efron, Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez, and her elders Just…

A Five-Part History of Slow Roast Records

What do bass music, a pig, and Miami have in common? Why, Slow Roast Records, of course!

Now, you may know that Slow Roast was spawned by the 305’s own three-time DMC world champ, DJ Craze, and studio-junkie producer Kill the Noise. And you may have heard how its artist Brillz