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Lincoln, Meet Django: Slavery's Latest Films Are Controversial, But Not Why You Think

Rodney Barnes | Posted 03.02.2013 | Black Voices
Rodney Barnes

The film is a well-acted, directed and a cinematic and aural feast, yet Tarantino's Django remains hotly debated among black intellectuals. And when it comes to why this is such a lightning rod, I have a theory.

Lincoln and Me

Mark A. Trowbridge | Posted 02.12.2013 | Miami
Mark A. Trowbridge

Steven Spielberg has captured beautifully the war-ravaged time of Lincoln and the improbable story of the waning days of the Civil War and the 16th president's life.

Sally Field: 'I'm Free For The Very First Time'

OWN | Posted 12.11.2012 | OWN

She's a two-time Academy Award winner and a three-time Emmy Award winner but now, after a 50-year acting career, Sally Field is writing the next chapt...

Lincoln Film Forgets D.C.'s Frederick Douglass -- And African American Leadership

Michael Shank | Posted 01.28.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Shank

Unlike Lincoln, we cannot ignore Frederick Douglass' critique in the current conversation over equality, or lack thereof, of opportunity, access and mobility in this country.

Lincoln Pulls Back a Curtain on Past and Current Politics

Brian Formo | Posted 01.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln takes on the last four months of the 16th president's life -- and it is nothing like you'd expect. This is a political procedural where an ensemble cast carries equal importance to Abraham Lincoln himself.

Weekend Box Office: Skyfall Opens With $90 Million While Lincoln Earns Nearly $1 Million on 11 Screens

Scott Mendelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Skyfall easily crushed the opening weekend record of the 007 series, earning a massive $90 million in its debut. It looks like the James Bond series may be returning to the top-tiers of franchise filmmaking, a roast it once unquestionably ruled.

'Lincoln' Blockbuster's (Many) Local Connections

Posted 11.10.2012 | Chicago

With Friday's limited-release opening of Hollywood's latest take on the sixteenth president of the United States' life, some Illinois landmarks are ge...

Lincoln: A Timeless Tale of Fighting Inequity

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Why does Lincoln never get dated? Why can his story be told again and again, and never seem to wear out its welcome? I think it has something to do with how visceral our needs are for equality -- equity in opportunity, justice and dignity.

Daniel Day-Lewis Spends Time In Springfield To Prep For Abe Lincoln Role

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Academy Award-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis is preparing for his role as Abraham Lincoln by visiting the state where the fo...