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Spike Lee

Spike Lee
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films.
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films. « Show less

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  • Best Samuel L. Jackson Movies

     
    In honor of Samuel L. Jackson’s stellar work as a despicable slave in “Django Unchained,” today’s list will be the 10 Best Samuel L. Jackson Movies. Jackson’s career makes a list like this difficult. He has had cameo roles...
  • Jamie Foxx: Spike Lee's 'Django Unchained' comments 'irresponsible'

     
    Jamie Foxx is calling Spike Lee out. The actor says Lee's comments about "Django Unchained" are "irresponsible" and says the director is "shady."...
  • PASSINGS: Ron Palillo, Al Freeman Jr., James M. Naughton

    PASSINGS: Ron Palillo, Al Freeman Jr., James M. Naughton
    Ron Palillo Actor played Arnold Horshack on 'Kotter' Ron Palillo, 63, an actor whose signature role was Arnold Horshack in the 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," died Tuesday of a heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said his agent, Jackie...
  • Interview: 'Real Steel' star Anthony Mackie sees tipping point for black cinema

    Interview: 'Real Steel' star Anthony Mackie sees tipping point for black cinema
    Anthony Mackie — who appeared in last weekend’s No. 1 film at the box office, “Real Steel,” and the Oscar-winning “Million Dollar Baby” and “The Hurt Locker” — recently had an entire restaurant buzzing...
  • Malcolm X's story critical in race relations

    Malcolm X's story critical in race relations
    Every so often a book comes along that changes the world in some way. Maybe it heralds the start of a social movement, or enlightens the world about events long hidden. Only in hindsight can we see what a difference such a book made. Here is one such...
  • Paul & Mira Sorvino - Managing Diabetes

    Paul & Mira Sorvino - Managing Diabetes
    When diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Paul Sorvino worked with his doctor to create an overall treatment plan that included diet, exercise, and diabetes medications. He also realized the importance of support, and was thankful for his family and friends to...
  • A New Documentary on Fishbone Makes the Case for Punk-Funk

    A New Documentary on Fishbone Makes the Case for Punk-Funk
    Everyday Sunshine:   The Story of Fishbone   Opens Nov. 11, Real Art Ways Cinema, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org; Sunday, Nov 13 at 7 p.m. (one night only), Mystic Independent Theater, 107 Wilcox Road, Stonington, mysticindietheater.com; ...
  • NBA arena rankings: No. 1 Knicks' Madison Square Garden

    NBA arena rankings: No. 1 Knicks' Madison Square Garden
    It's difficult to build an NBA arena that stands out from the pack. In sharp contrast to the sport of baseball — which enables architects to create quirky outfield dimensions and venues that sometimes employ retractable roofs — basketball...
  • 'Justified,' 'The Good Wife' among Peabody Award recipients

    'Justified,' 'The Good Wife' among Peabody Award recipients
    FX's "Justified" seems to be on a roll in its second season. The storytelling has gotten even richer than in its freshman season. The acting, from stars Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins and the season-long guest star Margo Martindale (OK, and the...
  • Elliott Carter

  • New Web Series "East Willy B" Highlights Latinos In Brooklyn

    New Web Series "East Willy B" Highlights Latinos In Brooklyn
    A young group of Latino filmmakers and actors is making a name for itself, in Brooklyn. "East Willy B" is a web series about a Puerto Rican sports bar owner trying to keep the spot's Latino flair, despite his ex's desires to turn it into a young...