REVIEW: Fruitvale Station

Originally published by Ladybud Magazine Before sitting down to see Fruitvale Station at Oakland’s historic Grand Lake Theater, I had heard that for Oakland residents the experience would be more like reliving memories than seeing a Hollywood film. The movie opens with one of the infamous cell-phone recordings of 22-year-old Oscar Grant’s shooting at the Fruitvale BART Station that went…

The Economy is a Non-Issue

Originally published at TheTippingPoint.tv In three presidential debates there were three major issues notably absent: the environment, the War on Drugs and getting out (and staying out) of military conflict around the world. Instead both President Obama and Mitt Romney redirected all three debates, even the one supposedly dedicated to foreign policy, to the domestic…

WHY THE ENTIRE MUSIC INDUSTRY SHOULD BOYCOTT THE STATE OF TEXAS (Except the Jonas Brothers, that’s your punishment Sheriff West)

Originally published at Toke of the Town Last week, singer-songwriter Fiona Apple’s tour bus passed through Hudspeth County West Texas where it was stopped by local law enforcement and searched for narcotics. The search turned up about an ounce and a half each of marijuana and hashish. Apple was taken into jail where she spent…