When I read and see how the millennials conduct themselves, how they date, socialize and lead their lives, I have nothing in my own history to compare it to. That piece on "The End of Courtship" made me feel from another era.
"For the modern-day chef, it takes a combination of different things to be successful. Not only do you need to know recipes and how to run the kitchen and a staff, but you need to know how to crunch numbers and market yourself."
This weekend the news that came out of the BET award show about the altercation between the rapper using my name "Rick Ross" and "Young Jeezy" can only be described as disappointing. These are not fighters, they are entertainers, as much as they build their image on criminality - it is still an image.
While some consider these movements and "churches" irreligious affronts to the world's larger and longstanding faiths, are they any less valid than any other older faiths?
Danny Simmons is an artist. Not the kind of artist who compromises for publicity that evaporates with the emergence of the "next big thing," but a true multifaceted artist who takes pride in exposing raw, untapped talent hailing from urban neighborhoods
I don't know if I would let a young child enjoy his form of entertainment, but I would definitely encourage older, more mature, educated audiences to enjoy Eddie Griffin. I know I did.
Spike Lee has signed on to take up the task of remaking the Korean film Oldboy. This film is beloved by many not for it's brutal depiction of vengeance, but for it's depth of human emotions betrayed through director's Park Chan-wook lens.
Michael Beach was the teacher who stood up to Morgan Freeman, the cheating husband who lost everything to Angela Basset, and the husband so unappreciated by Vanessa Williams. This bright talent, who studied at Julliard, has a large repertoire.
Not exactly fireworks but definitely a lot of sparkle. With the exception of some unanswered questions it generates during the film, I thought Sparkle was pretty good.
Leela James' willingness to re-imagine the music of Etta James through many musical and historical contexts, speaks to the ways that the older James' music was a constant inspiration for the younger James.
Although, these strategies do little to decipher the root of an even bigger issue amongst the theatre industry, they do show some process. Black audiences are now seen as a theatre market and where there's a demand, hopefully, there will continue to be shows.
Young black female performers might seem to have found, in the triangulation of their flesh, food, and sexiness, the key to affirming their commanding womanhood and their agency.
When I met Vanessa Bell Calloway, I wanted to give her a standing ovation. She is an extraordinary actress, dancer, philanthropist, motivator, mentor, wife, and mother.
Frank Ocean's act equals emotional justice; emotional revolution. One step at a time. One conversation at a time. One revelation at a time. Emotional justice is about giving voice to hurts - present and historical - to speaking the most intimate truths.
I'm not saying Obamacare is perfect. No government program can be. Yet having fewer sick people today and in the future is what any American, Supreme Court justice or otherwise, should want -- and what only partisan ideologues can possibly oppose.
Was it really worth it to drop the twenty bucks on a ticket and spend an entire weekend traipsing around the convention center?