Grainy dashboard camera video of Jason Van Dyke firing 16 shots at Laquan McDonald is likely the most powerful evidence that Cook County prosecutors will have when the Chicago police officer goes to trial for murder next month. But Van Dyke’s lawyers don’t want the images to be the first thing jurors see, according to a motion filed Friday. Defense lawyers said a PowerPoint presentation that Special Prosecutor Joseph McMahon will play for jurors during his opening statements includes the dashboard camera footage. The defense, which makes no assertion the video couldn’t be played during the trial, argued that it just shouldn’t be allowed to set the tone for the rest of the proceedings. “The videos that the state seeks to use during opening statements would prejudice Mr. Van Dyke in the eyes of the jury,” the motion said. “The (video’s) only purpose is to arouse the sympathies of the jury.” In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dashcam … [Read more...] about Defense doesn’t want Jason Van Dyke murder trial to open with dashcam video
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Theater Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by The Damned NYT Critic's Pick Off Broadway, Play , Drama 2 hrs. and 10 min. Closing Date: July 27, 2018 Park Avenue Armory (Seventh Regiment Armory), 643 Park Ave. 212-933-5812 More Information ByBen Brantley July 18, 2018 Everything turns to ashes in the incinerator that blasted open at the Park Avenue Armory on Tuesday night. That’s where the great international theater auteur Ivo van Hove has set up an infernal, and ceaselessly creative, machine of destruction, one that burns an entire society into cinders. This astonishing enterprise, a production of the Comédie-Française (in French, with English supertitles), goes under the name of “The Damned.” It is a stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s notorious 1969 film, which portrayed the death throes of a family … [Read more...] about Review: In ‘The Damned,’ Ivo van Hove Finds the Mortal Chill in a Nazi Fire
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by The skater company says goodbye to the music festival that made it cool. ByMedea Giordano July 3, 2018 The Vans Warped Tour — the music festival that has crossed the country each year since 1995, and is frequently called a “punk rock summer camp” — is on its last run. For 24 years, the Warped Tour created spaces for metal, punk and ska fans to meet their idols and mosh together under the hot sun: Each summer, about 70 bands and artists would play in some 40 locations, welcoming hundreds of thousands of tattooed concertgoers clad in band tees and Vans checkered slip-ons. Many musical acts that helped define the late 1990s and early 2000s graced Warped Tour’s stages, including But recently, the show’s popularity has declined, among both bands and attendees. Some music festivals are … [Read more...] about R.I.P. Warped Tour. At Least We Still Have Vans.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by The 41-year-old actor, famous for the ’90s teen drama “Dawson’s Creek,” is back. He stars in “Pose,” Ryan Murphy’s show about vogueing. ByDan Hyman June 7, 2018 LOS ANGELES — James Van Der Beek may be best known for playing the title character in “Dawson’s Creek,” a 1990s teen drama fueled by adolescent angst and Sperry boat shoes, and maybe an ugly crying face GIF that spawned a thousand memes. But on a recent Monday, all he wanted to do was fight. “Let’s get into it!” said Mr. Van Der Beek, 41, who was at 87Eleven, a stunt and choreography studio near the Los Angeles International Airport. Wearing a black Under Armour hoodie with matching shorts and compression tights, he was trying to master a fight sequence for an action TV show he … [Read more...] about James Van Der Beek Doesn’t Cry in His New TV Role
By Olga Grigoryants | [email protected] | Los Angeles Daily NewsPUBLISHED: June 3, 2018 at 7:17 am | UPDATED: June 4, 2018 at 1:01 pm Editor’s Note: This is the first in an occasional series of stories on San Fernando Valley neighborhoods. Inside a wood-paneled shop on Sylvan Street in Van Nuys, Luigi Della Ripa threw a tape measure around his neck and knelt. Robert Rock, a private investigator and customer of Della Ripa of about 40 years, turned to a trifold vanity mirror. “I don’t come here to work,” said 84-year-old Della Ripa, the owner of Luigi’s Custom Tailor shop at 14514 Sylvan St., as he measured the length of Rock’s pants. “I come here to see my customers and friends.” Luigi Della Ripa has been looking out the same door at his tailor shop on Sylvan street for decades. Luigi Della Ripa known among locals as “Mr. Van Nuys” has run his tailoring business for more than half a century since he moved from Italy in … [Read more...] about Here’s Van Nuys through the eyes of ‘Mr. Van Nuys’