Artist Considering Legal Action Against Caltrans After Historic Mural on 110 Freeway in DTLA Is Whitewashed — KTLA

Judy Baca saw the graffiti marring her giant mural of an Olympic runner as little acts of oppression. It was as if the taggers, who spray-painted big bubbly letters over the legs of the female athlete, wanted her to trip and fall on the home stretch. But the Los Angeles artist was shocked when Caltrans did the dirty deed and covered the mural created in 1984…

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There’s a whole lotta mumbo jumbo to be found in #Dumbo, Disney’s latest live-action remake — National Post

There’s an unbridgeable chasm between Disney’s original flying-elephant movie Dumbo, which turns 78 this year, and the new live-action remake. And that’s a mixed blessing. The 1941 version features some problematic characters, including a corvid named Jim Crow (a 19th-century racist caricature of African Americans), and a troupe of all-black “happy-hearted roustabouts” who boast that…

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Filmmaker David Lynch teaching a class on creativity — National Post

LOS ANGELES — According to filmmaker David Lynch, all it takes are 70 ideas to make a feature film. The visionary mind behind “Blue Velvet,” “Mulholland Drive” and “Twin Peaks” is imparting this and other wisdom, like never giving up final cut, in a new MasterClass on creativity and filmmaking that’s available now for enrolment…

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‘This is hard work’: Lady Gaga becomes first female artist to win all five big awards in one season — National Post

Even without a host, Sunday’s broadcast of the 2019 Oscars proved to be one of the most lively in years thanks to its diverse slate of winners, controversial wins and Spike Lee’s infectious bounce upstage as he received a long-awaited honor…

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Lee Radziwill, stylish sister of Jackie Kennedy, dies at 85 — National Post

NEW YORK — Lee Radziwill, the stylish jet setter and socialite who found friends, lovers and other adventures worldwide while bonding and competing with her sister Jacqueline Kennedy, has died. She was 85. Anna Christina Radziwill told The New York Times her mother died Friday of what she described as natural causes. The Associated Press…

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