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Black and gray... and brown: A tattoo style's Chicano roots

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| A style of tattooing called "black and gray realism" has its roots in East Los Angeles' Chicano culture. It moved from penal institutions, to the barrios, to high-end tattoo shops around the world.

'Night Court' star Harry Anderson, 65, found dead in home

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On "Night Court," Anderson played Judge Harry T. Stone, a young jurist who professed his love for singer Mel Torme, actress Jean Harlow, magic tricks and his collection of art-deco ties.

Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar goes deep into religious symbolism with 'Damn'

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Religion, redemption and reconciliation are among the many themes running through the rapper's album, "Damn."

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Beyonce schooled Coachella. Now, she’s donating $100K to 4 black colleges

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The superstar singer announced Monday the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-2019 academic year through her BeyGOOD initiative.

'Full Metal Jacket' sergeant R. Lee Ermey dies at 74

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Ermey, a former marine who made a career in Hollywood playing hard-nosed military men like Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in "Full Metal Jacket," died from pneumonia-related complications.

Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86

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Czech filmmaker Milos Forman's American movies such as "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards.

10 Coachella performances worth watching on YouTube this weekend

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Yes, Beyoncé, obviously. But we're scheduling alarms to watch these other nine artists, too.

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'The Rider' depicts a realistic cowboy experience rarely seen on screen

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Writer-director Chloe Zhao uses real-life rancher Brady Jandreu to play a character who's recovering from a traumatic brain injury after being thrown from a bronco.

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Hari Kondabolu on 'The Problem with Apu' and why he's still a 'Simpsons' fan

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"The Simpsons" indirectly responded to Kondabolu and his documentary on a recent episode, which has re-ignited the debate over the representation of South Asians.

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