Few actors capture the myth of the mysterious artist better than Val Kilmer. He’s a southern California kid who grew up to become a poet, a playwright, and an A-list star. He’s also a hard man to get hold of. For months, I had been trying to track him down for an interview, only to discover that he rarely speaks to the press because of recent news items regarding his health.
It's a muggy Saturday in Santa Monica, and a teenager no older than 16 is throwing back shots at a party with the boozy enthusiasm of a frat boy. His friends hover around in a semi-circle, drunkenly cheering him on as he downs one, then another, then another before he starts to get dizzy. Pouring the liquor is an older, bearded man whose presence at this teen hang is unsettling, to say the least.
A controversial candidate for New York City Council, who is running on a platform against “greedy Jewish landlords,” admitted to raising money for his campaign through a crowdfunding campaign that was purportedly trying to stop him. Thomas Lopez-Pierre, a democrat from upper Manhattan, has admitted to lying in order to fool his critics, the New York Post reported on Wednesday.