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Can You Guess The Oscar-Nominated Films Just From These Emojis?

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.21.2017 | Entertainment

Even if you’re not actively aware of it, you use emojis to tell stories every day. But can you identify stories using those same emojis? On Sunday, ...

'Hidden Figures' Director On 'Hidden Fences' Flub: 'It's Not That Funny'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.17.2017 | Black Voices

Ted Melfi, director of “Hidden Figures,” has finally weighed in on the infamous “Hidden Fences” controversy. At January’s Golden Globes, bo...

Oscarnomics 2017: The Brand Value of Awards

Ira Kalb | Posted 02.12.2017 | Business
Ira Kalb

Last month the Golden Globes kicked off the Hollywood awards season. Even though Golden Globe winners have gone on to win the Oscar only 40% of the ti...

Broadway Scores at the Oscars

ZEALnyc | Posted 02.07.2017 | Arts
ZEALnyc

This year's Academy Awards nominations honor many familiar names from the New York stage By Christopher Caggiano, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, Februa...

Viola Davis: Telling Our Stories Should Be The Norm, Not A 'Trend'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.30.2017 | Black Voices

Viola Davis wants to make it clear that the year’s black Oscar nominees have been recognized because “they deserve to be there,” and not necessa...

Viola Davis Thanks 'Fences' Author For Elevating Black Narrative In SAG Speech

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.30.2017 | Black Voices

Viola Davis took home the Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her stunning work...

Black Women Dominate 2017 Oscar's Best Supporting Actress Category

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.24.2017 | Black Voices

The 2017 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning and, this year, at least, it features more nominees of color. One group of nominees in parti...

Aisle View: Car Service

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.19.2017 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Brandon J. Dirden and John Douglas Thompson in August Wilson's Jitney Photo: Joan Marcus The voice of August Wilson is heard in the land once mo...

These 18 Movies Are Vying For Best Picture At The 2017 Oscars

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.01.2017 | Entertainment

Oscar ballots were due last week, so the race is officially over, at least as far as nominations are concerned. This lengthy awards season has seen a ...

'Jitney' on Broadway, 'Fences' on film -- the August Wilson Legacy Continues

ZEALnyc | Posted 01.10.2017 | Arts
ZEALnyc

By Helaine Feldman, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, January 10, 2017 The year 2017 brings us two exciting mountings of works by August Wilson, two-time ...

Jenna Bush Hager Apologizes For 'Hidden Fences' Blunder

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 01.09.2017 | Entertainment

Jenna Bush Hager apologized Monday morning on NBC’s “Today” for referring to the film “Hidden Figures” as “Hidden Fences” while talking ...

Holy Crap, Michael Keaton Said ‘Hidden Fences’ Too

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 01.08.2017 | Entertainment

It’s been a rough Golden Globe Awards for white people. It all started Sunday on the red carpet, when Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of George W. Bush,...

Pharrell's Side-Eye When He Was Asked About 'Hidden Fences' Is Perfect

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 01.09.2017 | Entertainment

The stars hadn’t even sat down at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday when the gaffes started rolling in. On the red carpet, NBC’s Al Ro...

Arclight Cinema's Women In Entertainment Summit Empowers Tomorrow's Creatives

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.23.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

In 2015, Arclight Cinemas presented the inaugural Women In Entertainment Summit, a full day event featuring keynotes, panels and fireside chats where ...

Viola Davis On What Makes A Truly 'Liberated' Woman

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 12.22.2016 | Black Voices

In “Fences,” Viola Davis plays Rose, a woman living in 1950s Pittsburgh whose husband, Troy (played by Denzel Washington), steps outside the marri...

Denzel Washington's Fences: Celebrating August Wilson's Masterpiece

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.21.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

How do you bring the brilliant, Pulitzer Prize winning Fences, to the screen? You stick close to August Wilson's jazz poetry. This week Fences was cel...

From 'Moonlight' To 'Fences,' Movie Awards Season Bursts With Color

Reuters | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.14.2016 | Black Voices

If the Oscars turn out to be “so white” again next year, it will not be for a lack of candidates. A handful of critically acclaimed movies featuri...

Amy Adams in Arrival: Master of Tongues

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.12.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In the movie Arrival, Amy Adams plays Louise, a linguist dealing with some creatures from outer space in Denis Villaneuve's parable bringing into our ...

"How to Bathe a Dog"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.02.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Over many years of living in a household where the fur frequently flies, I have learned that the best way to get rid of fleas, ticks ...

Viola Davis on Motherhood, Harriet Tubman, Denzel Washington and Fences at the Maui Film Festival

Kristin McCracken | Posted 06.24.2016 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Emmy Award winner (and two-time Academy Award nominee) Viola Davis received the Navigator Award this week at the Maui Film Festival, which "honors a film artist for carving a path of distinction through the turbulent waters of the entertainment industry without sacrificing her fundamental commitment to excellence."

Denzel Washington To Direct And Star In August Wilson's 'Fences'

Entertainment Weekly | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.14.2016 | Black Voices

After winning a Tony for his role in the 2010 Broadway revival ofFences, Denzel Washington is bringing August Wilson’s play to the big screen....

George Lucas, Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Lansbury and Others Honor James Earl Jones

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 10.24.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

James Earl Jones is 84, and considered one of the world's finest actors, the voice of Darth Vader has been on Broadway since the 1950s, starring in plays from the Great White Hope and Othello to Fences and You Can't Take It With You. And he continues to dazzle audiences.

On the Fence

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.05.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I have never believed the old saying that good fences make good neighbors because, really, who wants to live next door to a guy who deals in stolen merchandise?

Macklemore Is Back To Help His Friend Score A Hit Record

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment

It feels like eons since Macklemore simultaneously became the country's most celebrated and condemned rapper. He's working on a follow-up to "The Heis...

Papa, Can You Hear Me?

George Heymont | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

I first saw Wilson's play during its 1987 pre-Broadway tryout at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco with James Earl Jones in the lead role. At the time, I found it difficult to appreciate Wilson's play.