In a heartfelt Moth story about the sometimes disparate relationship between fathers and sons, Neil Gaiman shared with an audience that his proud father had shown up to a very stressful book signing, unannounced, while Neil was signing copies of Anansi Boys, an adventurous novel about fathers and sons that blends myth, prophecy and family dysfunction.
I spoke with many of the nominees and winners including Viola Davis, Idris Alba and Queen Latifah about #OscarsSoWhite and the subject of diversity as a whole on the carpet. Find out what they had to say below. Have a look and let me know your thoughts.
You may not know the impact you've had on my life. I have endless memories of our childhood together and I could probably write about them forever. But there are specific moments looking back that I realize just in how many ways, I am who I am because of you.
I've studied acting for most of my life. First at the prestigious Duke Ellington School of The ...
The number of inmates in solitary confinement in the State of New York hit a three-year high this past September -- over 4,000 prisoners.
What we see in the media matters. Narratives that include well-rounded transgender characters are important because they help us feel less alone and reveal more expansive endings than the ones we may previously have envisioned for ourselves.
"Trust me, 47 years in the film business is a long time," said Jodie Foster when she accepted her Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes in 2013. She should know. Foster made her acting debut in a Coppertone commercial when she was just three.
Shows like Empire, Scandal, and Orange is the New Black prove audiences of all races, ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations want to see more diversity on television. They encourage us to see the world from a different vantage point.
"Crazy Eyes," the nickname for character Suzanne Warren on Orange Is the New Black for which actress Uzo Aduba won her second Emmy last month, is probably the greatest lesson on the reality of mental illness in women behind bars.
The world is actually getting better. Fifteen years into the 21st century, life on the whole has improved for a great deal of humanity. Access to basic needs like food, shelter, water, education and work has improved.
I wish someone would've told me that I didn't have to lose my essence to make my mark. I would've told my 14-year-old self during that time that the sound of my voice was beautiful and needed! And that I would be asked time and time again in my professional acting career to use a Spanish accent at every audition.
Following the series finale montage broadcast during the Emmys Sunday night, there was an online backlash at all the...
Last night, my heart was filled as I caught snippets of last night's Emmy results on social media. Two of my favorite actresses, Regina King and Viola Davis won epic awards for the gifts they give to the world every week through their acting.
After her release in 2008 Wolters thought she left her scandalous past behind her until she saw a commercial for a new TV show that stopped her in her tracks. The scene showed a young blond woman hopping out of a van wearing an orange prison uniform.
"I knew that styling Laverne Cox came with more responsibility than just vanity. She inspires people simply by what she is wearing. And then she speaks and inspires them more. I understand and take my responsibility very seriously. I know eyes are on Laverne from all over the world."
We can't cry out for representation and then spit on it when it arrives. We can't lap up other shows dealing with our cohort's problems and lives and stamp on our own because we feel like we've been given the short straw.