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The Lithgow Lear

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Put Daniel Sullivan together with a great play and a highly-respected, award-winning actor like John Lithgow and you're likely to get an illuminating and theatrical rendition of the work, with flashes of lightning for sure.

Remember Nelson Mandela With These Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.06.2013 | Entertainment

The news of Nelson Mandela's death at age 95 has prompted tributes devoted to every aspect of the former South African president's life. Like most maj...

Clarke Peters in Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer: Spiritual Blackout in the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
Barry Michael Cooper

Red Hook Summer is a disturbing and brave masterpiece. Clarke Peters deserves an Oscar, because he was directed into delivering an indelible performance by one of the most prolific American filmmakers in the last two decades; Spike Lee.

Chatting With Peter Frampton, Bruce Hornsby and Mike Andrews

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I always try to make stuff that affects me and I think that if given the chance, a lot of music that doesn't seem like the formula of what might be a hit would be more popular. There's a lot of great music that doesn't sound like whatever. Everything sounds very dance-y now."

First Nighter: The Crazy Coqs, London's New Nitery, Opens Hot With Clive Rowe

David Finkle | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

What is/are The Crazy Coqs? They is a new cabaret room, and in these parlous times when it's more usually reported that an intimate boite is shuttering, the fact that one has opened is a cause for celebration.

'Three Stooges' Actor Headed To 'Arrested Development'

Posted 10.10.2012 | TV

"Arrested Development" has snagged another cast member for its long-awaited Season 4. According to The Wrap, "Three Stooges" actor Chris Diamantopo...

Spike Lee's Unique Vision: Red Hook Summer

Rick Ayers | Posted 10.22.2012 | Arts
Rick Ayers

Spike Lee is so fearless about going for it, trying new things, breaking from the conventional approach to moviemaking that sometimes you've got to cut him some slack.

Review: 'Red Hed Hook Summer'

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.07.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Red Hook Summer is nowhere near Spike Lee's best film, but it feels like his most personal theatrical work in a decade or so.

Where Have All 'The Wire' Stars Gone?

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

Like most "Wire" fans who deeply and un-healthily lament the loss of a beloved masterpiece, the mere mention of anyone associated with the HBO ensembl...

The Wire Tangles With Shakespeare

Ben Arogundade | Posted 11.13.2011 | Entertainment
Ben Arogundade

The link between The Wire and the works of Shakespeare has been a popular strand amongst both fans of the show and critics alike, ever since it was first aired on U.S. screens back in June of 2002.

Treme: A Complex, Enthralling New Drama

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Treme, like a well-cooked meal, it reveals its pleasures gradually -- not all in the first bite. This isn't a hot dog -- it's a gumbo, with layers of flavor to surprise, delight and move you.