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The Tribeca All Access Program: 'Stories Are a Rich Currency that Can Bridge Divides'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.15.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

A still from Two Gods, directed by Aman and Zeshawn Ali, photo © Zeshawn Ali When spring rolls around, it isn't the cherry blossoms blooming or the ...

Shareability: Cracking the Code on Branded Viral Videos

Max Gladwell | Posted 03.17.2016 | Media
Max Gladwell

What do you get when you combine an Oscar winner with an agency guy and a gang of YouTubers in Utah? Shareability is a new breed of media company. So...

Leo, Oscar and Egyptian Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.08.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

You must feel sorry for the Egyptian reporter on International Women's Day whose questions to Leonardo DiCaprio about his first Oscar earned her international infamy for a shoddy job of journalism.

'Green News Report' - March 1, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Donald Trump calls for killing the EPA; West Virginia votes to kill clima...

Monica Lewinksy Wows At The Vanity Fair Oscars Party

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.29.2016 | Entertainment

Monica Lewinsky cut an elegant figure at the Vanity Fair Oscars party on Sunday night. The Vanity Fair contributor and social activist chose a beauti...

Chris Rock Took An Oscar To Compton, And It Was Amazing

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.29.2016 | Entertainment

Yo, Dre. Chris Rock has something to say. With all the controversy surrounding the lack of diversity at the Oscars, this year's host decided to take a...

Mark Rylance Wins Best Supporting Actor At The Oscars

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.29.2016 | Entertainment

Mark Rylance took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor at the 2016 Academy Awards. Rylance won for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in the Cold War t...

Angela Bassett Recalls Her Oscar Night: 'I Didn't Want To Have To Go To The Restroom'

ABC News | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.26.2016 | Black Voices

Angela Bassett has amassed an illustrious body of work, but it was her breakthrough role portraying rock and soul music legend Tina Turner in 1993's "...

The Ultimate Last-Minute Oscar Party!

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 02.26.2016 | Style
Amy E. Goodman

We're days away from Hollywood's biggest night out, but there's still time to make your Oscar night IN a huge winner! With some quick DIY décor, savory and sweet bites and creative film tie-ins to keep things lively amidst the awards, you and your guests are bound to feel like a star.

5 Ways To Celebrate Black Cinema On Oscar Night

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.26.2016 | Black Voices

The blatant snubs and the overall lack of representation for umpteenth time at the Oscars have moved actors and viewers alike to boycott this year's a...

When Will The Oscars Ditch The Gendered Acting Awards?

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.26.2016 | Entertainment

In a photo collage of the year’s Oscars acting nominees, it’s the uniformity that catches the eye: row upon row of alabaster-skinned actors and ac...

How to Lose an Oscar in 10 Ways

Loretta Bolger Wish | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
Loretta Bolger Wish

Some of the finest films in history failed to capture a Best Picture Oscar because of bad timing or an unfavorable climate. Or because a competitor, maybe no better or even far inferior, gained an advantage.

BBC Radio 4's Program 'And the Academy Award Goes to...' Honors the French Connection

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 02.23.2016 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

The resultant BBC Radio 4 program And The Academy Award Goes To... featuring The French Connection was recently aired and it brought it all back for former NYPD detective Grosso, who went onto a sterling career as a television and movie producer.

Oscar-Winning Film Director Becomes Honorary Citizen of Gdansk

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 02.12.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

The Oscar winner film director Andrzej Wajda will become the honorary citizen of Gdansk in March. Our city and Poland's struggle to freedom were masterfully depicted in his trilogy Man of Marble, Man of Iron and Man of Hope.

Tommy James' New Movie, His Music, the Mob, and a Whole Lot of Hanky Panky

Pamela Glasner | Posted 02.10.2016 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

Whenever I hear Crystal Blue Persuasion, no matter what I'm doing or what's going on around me, I have to pause as, for just those few minutes, I am t...

Chris Rock: 'Black Women Get Paid Less Than Everybody In Hollywood'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.05.2016 | Black Voices

Chris Rock, who will host the much-maligned Oscars later this month, appears on Essence magazine’s annual Hollywood issue cover. The comedian, who h...

'Boyz n the Hood' Director Not 'Worried' About White Oscars

Variety | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.19.2016 | Black Voices

While Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith have called for an Oscar boycott, John Singleton, who became the first African-American nominated for the best ...

Kate Winslet Really, Really Wants Leo DiCaprio To Win An Oscar

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.18.2016 | Entertainment

She may have left him in the freezing waters of the Atlantic, but Kate Winslet is standing by her "Titanic" co-star Leonardo DiCaprio during award sho...

9 Performers Of Color Who Should've Been Nominated For An Oscar This Year

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.19.2016 | Entertainment

The hashtag #OscarSoWhite has once again taken over social media thanks to Thursday morning's Oscar nominations announcement. Yes, "What Happened, Mis...

Lady Gaga Gets One Step Closer To An EGOT With Original Song Oscar Nomination

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment

You know Lady Gaga's inner teenage theater geek is fully LIVING right now. After winning a Golden Globe (and some Leonardo DiCaprio side-eye) for her ...

My Academy Award Nominations for Best Health-Themed Movie of 2015

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Although there is no Oscar for the best health-themed movie, each year I nominate films for the year that have the best health themes. I select the w...

Vilmos Zsigmond, Oscar-Winning Cinematographer, Dead At 85

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 01.03.2016 | Entertainment

Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, who won an Oscar for his work on Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," has died. He was 85 years o...

'Homeland Is Not a Series' Now Showing on Laura Poitras' Field of Vision

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.10.2016 | Media
E. Nina Rothe

Homeland Is Not a Series is a quick, interesting, quirky and insightful look at what has come to be known as "The Homeland Incident," showing now on Field of Vision.

A Tale of Two Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal and Dev Patel in Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.19.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I may sound like I'm gushing when I write that meeting the wise, striking Dev Patel and listening to a talk with the handsome, funny Jake Gyllenhaal were the highlights of this year's Dubai International Film Festival for me. And make no mistake, I am.

Spike Lee Talks Chi-Raq, Oscar Win, Dave Chappelle & More

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 12.14.2015 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

In the wake of the recent Paris bombings, I sat down with newly minted Academy Award winner Spike Lee, and the cast of his new film Chi-raq. Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris and John Cusack went on record to discuss the state of the country, the recent Paris attacks and how much tragedy we as a world can take.