April 22nd is annually celebrated as "Earth Day" and what a better way to celebrate this wonderful day then with the signing of the Paris Agreement. This treaty, which will ultimately reduce global warming in our lifetime, was signed by more than 177 UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) members at the UN on Earth Day.
Self identity is a personal issue. How a person self identifies is really a matter of their own concern. I, myself, have self identified a number of...
A bit of 'inside baseball', but the core idea is that now that we have populist demand-style theatrical distribution models, some minimum, geographically-agnostic box office threshold should also (by no means, exclusively) be an adequate litmus test for Academy Awards consideration.
I actually never knew I was different until people -- well, adults -- would single me out and ask me questions that were quite absurd, such as: "What are you?"
Because there are no selfies taken in cells, Prison Diaries can't offer actual glimpses inside a modern prison; I use only stock photos, my mug shots and ID picture. Nor is there anything streaming live on Prison Diaries; every post was handwritten years ago.
Pull back the curtain on the MTV Movie Awards tonight, and you'll see a few things that the stars are invited to that the rest of the world probably know nothing about.
I spoke to Grubba about her journey as an actress in Hollywood - not an easy path to say the least - which makes her triumphs all the more inspiring.
This blog is about the film "Concussion." It is also about a marriage that I see between two powerful American institutions, the NFL and the Academy ...
Perhaps the reason Geordi Laforge never took his trademark glasses off was because he was busy binge watching every season of House of Cards. Don'...
A Weekend With The Family plays like an African-American version of Meet The Parents with just as many, if not more, laughs. In the film, Whang plays Sue Clancy, a traditional Korean-born woman married to a black man named John (Dorien Wilson).
After a year of global trekking to discover, nurture, nudge, prognosticate and congratulate all Oscar-worthy films, come April, I am left with the position of Monday morning quarterback.
"... I feel lucky to have been able to pursue my dreams and I hope that my contributions will in some small way lead to a sustainable world of peace ...
History in the dressmaking! The Designing Change short film below follows Suzy Amis Cameron's Red Carpet Green Dress campaign, from its inception at the Academy Awards in 2009 through the recent Oscar ceremony in 2016.
We are all visitors here. It's time we admit it, bow in gratitude for the privilege of living on Turtle Island, and humbly ask how, together with its original inhabitants, we can care better for each other -- and for our common home.
Monday Evening the Beverly Hilton Hotel's grand ball room was the venue for the Silver Circle Gala, benefitting the famous free Venice Family Clinic which has been in operation since 1947 and serves over 24,000 needy families, children and teens every year.
The Oscars and Chris Rock had a timely and important opportunity. They had the chance tThey had the opportunity to give all minority groups a voice, and to create a tidal swell of support behind the diversification movement. And they blew it. They blew it big.