ARTS + CULTURE

The terror and horror of this day fifteen years ago permanently traumatized this country in a way that, like many momentous events in America’s history, has seeped into the national psyche and been filtered out through popular culture and mass media. Movies in particular have soaked up the ...

DORY. ©2013 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
ARTS + CULTURE

“Finding Dory,” the sequel to Pixar Animation Studio’s 2003 classic, “Finding Nemo,” swam into theaters on Friday. The film earned $136 million in North America its opening weekend, a record for a Pixar film. Reviews from critics have also been very kind. But is “Finding Dory” better than ...

ARTS + CULTURE

  ast month, the Criterion Collection sent me Charles Vidor’s 1946 noir, “Gilda,” starring Rita Hayworth. The Criterion Collection offers special high-definition releases of classic and contemporary films, some of which I get to review, and “Gilda” is worth reviewing. In one of “Gilda’s” most famous scenes, Hayworth ...

ARTS + CULTURE

The Cold War’s over, but America’s still sick. The scare isn’t red, but the paranoia feels the same. A quick glance around the sociopolitical landscape should ensure that John Frankenheimer’s 1962 classic “The Manchurian Candidate” remains the preeminent political nightmare of a country on the verge of a ...

ARTS + CULTURE

very serious or inquisitive film fan eventually arrives at the Criterion Collection (CC). Those who don’t shy away from subtitles and know that black and white can offer more than color. They might stumble upon a DVD labeled as such in Barnes and Nobles or read about an ...

THE BRIEF

In too many black coming-of-age films, black people don’t have lives, they have agendas. In 1991’s “Boyz N the Hood,” we get lectured on inner-city crime. 2006’s “ATL” educates us on  growing ...

The best of “The Birth of Nation,” which Nate Parker directed, co-wrote and stars in, rattles you with its power and conviction. ...

The terror and horror of this day fifteen years ago permanently traumatized this country in a way that, like many momentous events ...
DORY. ©2013 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

“Finding Dory,” the sequel to Pixar Animation Studio’s 2003 classic, “Finding Nemo,” swam into theaters on Friday. The film earned $136 million ...
TVDADS

his Father’s Day weekend, my mind keeps running back to the strong fictional images of fatherhood throughout my lifetime. The most prevalent ...
Black girl lounging in bed. Photo via Flickr (Good_1)

In the Fall of 2012 during my freshman year at Howard University, I was introduced to the grave effects of sexual assault ...

ow 2016, you’re really trying to show us just how fleeting life can be, aren’t you? I’m going to need you to ...

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