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The Soloist

The Soloist Plays, Vet Wants off Heroin, Poor Folk Need to Sit: Just Another Day at Skid Row

Pat LaMarche | Posted 04.06.2013 | Los Angeles
Pat LaMarche

James didn't try heroin until after he got out of the Air Force. His roommate smoked heroin and James never saw any ugly side effects so he thought all the warnings were hyperbole. "I know now he didn't have side effects because he only used on Fridays."

A Heartbreaking, Must-See Film For All Angelenos

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.07.2012 | Los Angeles

For all the hype about the blossoming of Downtown LA, it can be easy to forget that the area is still ground zero for one of the most concentrated hom...

The Top 10 Advocates for the Homeless of 2010

Joel John Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Has anyone or anything this year influenced the way this country addresses homelessness? I'm no David Letterman, but here is my Top Ten list of trendsetters of homelessness in 2010.

Lost Angels at LAFilm Festival, Friday 6/25: Director Thomas Napper Illuminates Skid Row

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

Thomas Napper fills every frame with the realities of Skid Row. His lens shines the light on a people and a place too many choose to turn away from.

DVDS: New Miss Marple Doesn't Slay Me and More

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The Soloist was oscar bair but no one was nibbling. Down on his luck Downey helps talented but homeless Foxx in this TV movie-ready story.

Showing Up for "The Soloist"

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carol Smaldino

This is a film that can be so moving in stunningly powerful ways that it may be tempting to avoid watching it.

Why I Hired the Homeless to Work on The Soloist

Joe Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joe Wright

To have the love that I hold dear for the community of the Skid Row residents called into question is hurtful.

Joe Wright's The Soloist Exploits the Skid Row Community

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Milazzo

Instead of telling the tales of the homeless, the film portrayed them as a Fellini-esque monolith -- a tainted Gomorrah teeming with decadence and dereliction.

Soloists Everywhere Making a Difference

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sarah Newman

Our commitment will make a difference in changing the landscape of our society so that all homeless people and those with mental illness are treated as our equals and nothing less.

The Soloist Chases an L.A. That Isn't There

Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sharon Waxman

Once upon a time it fell to the local newspaper to remind me that I was part of an urban landscape, the second largest in the nation. But it started to lose me several years back.

Bloated Welfare or Supportive Housing: Opposite Ends of the Homeless World

Auburn McCanta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Auburn McCanta

There aren't enough green shelter cots for all our new homeless men, women and children... it's clear that the little guy is once again taking it on the chin.

Halle Berry's Flip-Flops: Love Them Or Lose Them? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

At the Los Angeles premiere for "The Soloist" on Monday night, star Jamie Foxx's friend Halle Berry showed up wearing a formal full-length dress, but ...

The Soloist Premiere: Foxx, Downey, Halle Berry & More (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The long-awaited "The Soloist" had its premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night. The love was rampant among costars Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr, Cathe...

Caption This Photo, Vote For Tuesday's Best, See Monday's Winner!

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Original Caption: Cast members Jamie Foxx, right, and Robert Downey Jr. pose together at the premiere of "The Soloist" in Los Angeles on Monday, April...

Small Good News: Hollywood Acts Up

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

What do you do once you've been the founding president of eBay? Good work, if you're Jeffrey Skoll, who oversees a network of socially-co...

What The Soloist Tells Us About Homelessness and Mental Illness in America

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Deborah De Santis

For those of us who work to help prevent and end homelessness, The Soloist is an all-too-real reminder of the daily obstacles people who are homeless and their advocates face.

Newspaper Death Rattle: Movies Don't Tell the Half of It

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Much has been made of the fact that, within two weeks, we have two movies that deal with the crisis in newspapers that is threatening contemporary journalism as we know it.