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her street name “Tiny”) pregnant with Daylon, Seattle, 1985
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I remember seeing Kids when I saw a teenager, and thinking it was such a gnarly portrayal of being a reckless kid. I liked to drink and party and do shit my parents wouldn’t even want to dream about, but something about how Kids showed all that stuff made me

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Lonnie David Franklin Jr. is shown in his police booking photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department July 8, 2010. Franklin was arrested on suspicion of carrying out the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings over the past 25 years and appeared in court on 10 counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.    REUTERS/Los Angeles Police Department/Handout   (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW HEADSHOT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTR2G8KW
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Pinched from Real Crime We’re used to serial killers being presented in a certain way. Their faces staring out at us from front pages and primetime news, accompanied by sensationalist headlines about their grisly crimes. At a certain point during Nick Broomfield’s most recent documentary, 2014’s Tales of the Grim Sleeper, we

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Text pinched via Suba Culture In 1969 the BBC documentary series ‘Man Alive’ produced the programme ‘What’s the The Truth About Hells Angels & Skinheads’, an attempt to reveal genuine insight into these two youth cults. Both groups were instantly recognisable to the British public but for sure the man

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New York in the 80’s was a weird and fucked up place, full of weirdos who gave the city its color! I was a little kid living on the west coast, but I would read the Village Voice weekly trying to see what was happening in the NYC art and punk

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Why is a documentary about PIMP C on CVLT Nation? Because he is an underground Legend that has influenced so many people. To me, he came in the game on some independent, diy shit that I have respect for! RIP PIMP C!      

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This 1978 mini documentary about East L.A. is pretty sad in the sense that you see how the life is being passed down from generation to generation. It makes me wonder if the young kids in this film made it out of gang life. One important fact that is left out

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