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‘Rubble Kings’ explores the explosion of NYC gang culture and the birth of Hip-Hop

Rubble Kings

Directed by Shan Nicholson

USA, 2010

Draped in graffiti, a rickety old subway train makes its way across a rugged slice of New York that looks more like Mad Max than Mad Men. Only seconds into director Shan Nicholson’s documentary Rubble Kings, the audience understands that the residents on display in the film’s South Bronx ghettos live in a place that barely qualifies as America. The Bronx in the early seventies was a ruthless kingdom, where the only laws that mattered were those imposed by the hoodlums that claimed your block. Rubble Kings takes a look at the rise of New York City’s gang life in the early seventies while also making the case that the emergence of hip-hop played a large role in New York gang culture’s decline.

Narrated by John Leguizamo, Rubble Kings examines the rise of New York City gang life in
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Jennifer Lopez Proves She's Still Jenny from the Block with First Bronx Show

Jennifer Lopez Proves She's Still Jenny from the Block with First Bronx Show
It has been 15 years since Jennifer Lopez released her first album, but she's never performed a concert in her hometown of the Bronx - until now. That's right: Don't be fooled by the rocks that she's got. "I haven't been this excited about something in a long, long time," Lopez (a.k.a. Jenny from the Block) tells People of preparing to perform a free concert just blocks from where she grew up for her State Farm Neighborhood Sessions concert on Wednesday. "To give a free concert and give back to the community that gave me so much and so
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Jennifer Lopez Proves She's Still Jenny from the Block with First Bronx Show

Jennifer Lopez Proves She's Still Jenny from the Block with First Bronx Show
It has been 15 years since Jennifer Lopez released her first album, but she's never performed a concert in her hometown of the Bronx - until now. That's right: Don't be fooled by the rocks that she's got. "I haven't been this excited about something in a long, long time," Lopez (a.k.a. Jenny from the Block) tells People of preparing to perform a free concert just blocks from where she grew up for her State Farm Neighborhood Sessions concert on Wednesday. "To give a free concert and give back to the community that gave me so much and so
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Cory Concoff Joins The Collective

Manager/producer Cory Concoff has joined management company The Collective. Concoff, who comes from independent management and production company Fuel Filmworks, brings with him such clients as writers Vincent Angell (The Beast), Jason Richman (Detroit 187) and Jason Cahill (Fringe); writer/director Larry Golin (Cross Bronx); and actress Sarah Habel (Whip It). Concoff served as an executive producer on A&E's The Beast and as a producer on indie Cross Bronx. He was previously an agent at UTA for five years and a partner at the Bauer Co. The Collective has been in expansion mode over the past 2 years, adding a half-dozen managers.
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America's 50 Worst Commutes

These are the highways to hell. For the second straight year, The Daily Beast ranks the roads with the worst rush hour gridlock. How does your commute rank?

More than merely expensive, long commutes are mentally debilitating. They're also completely, absolutely avoidable. With that in mind, The Daily Beast set out to determine, for the second consecutive year, which cities have the worst commutes-and specifically, which stretches of road within each city experience the worst congestion.

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Gallery: The Worst Commutes in America

To find America's Highways from Hell, we started with newly released data from traffic-tracking firm Inrix, which culls data from 4 million vehicles nationwide using Gps units and a smartphone application.

We pared and ranked our top 50 worst metropolitan areas for traffic for 2010 using Inrix's Travel Time Tax-the percentage of time it takes to navigate the area's roadways
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Left 4 Dead - New Dlc and Comic on the Way!

Check it out, PC and 360 darlings. Valve is not quite done with the Left 4 Dead franchise and neither should you be as Valve unleashes a Left 4 Dead comic book promotion for their upcoming expansion pack.

Written and drawn by Mike Oeming (Powers, The Cross Bronx, The Mice Templar), the comic will feature the survivors from the original Left 4 Dead (review written by "Francis" -- read it here) and connects the events between that and Left 4 Dead 2 (review written by "Coach" -- read it here), as well as the origins of the zombie outbreak, something I've Always been curious to know about. Did two idiots open a government drum, accidentally releasing toxic gas into the air like Return of The Living Dead or did genetics escape and infect everyone like Planet Terror?

Those questions and more will be answered in what I'm told will be 150 pages of digital bliss. The first
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Dramas win big at CineVegas

Dramas win big at CineVegas
Independent dramas were the sure bets at the 2004 CineVegas Film Festival. Andrew Wagner's The Talent Given Us, a family drama, was awarded the jury prize, while Larry Golin's coming-of-age drama Cross Bronx won the audience award. John Harkrider's Mitchellville, about a man's secret past, received the jury's honorable mention. The jury prize is presented to a feature-length narrative film seeking U.S. distribution. The jury included director Darren Aronofsky, actress Sarah Polley and IndieWire's Wendy Mitchell. Elsewhere, Dennis Hopper, chairman of the CineVegas advisory board, presented the Marquee Award to Jack Nicholson. Hopper also presented the Half-Life Awards to Sean Penn, Robin Wright Penn and Holly Hunter. Vanguard Director Awards were given to Bruce Conner, Julian Schnabel and David Lynch. Meanwhile, a special Changed My Life Award was presented to Dean Stockwell. All tributes and screenings took place at Palms Casino Resort's Brenden Theatres.

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