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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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  • '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...
  • Daum: We're weary of 'being Trayvon'

    In the wake of the media blackout imposed last week by Angela Corey, the newly appointed special prosecutor investigating February's fatal shooting of black Florida teen Trayvon Martin, the media has had no choice but to cover the story surrounding the...
  • FAMU hazing victim as deserving of justice as Trayvon Martin

    FAMU hazing victim as deserving of justice as Trayvon Martin
    In the weeks after a 17-year-old black boy was found dead in a gated Sanford neighborhood, outraged blacks took to the streets, insisting police arrest the Hispanic shooter, George Zimmerman. The chorus thundered: Justice for Trayvon! I am Trayvon! We...
  • UMBC president named among world's most influential leaders

    UMBC president named among world's most influential leaders
    Freeman A. Hrabowski III, the longtime president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County whose trailblazing work in educating minority students in the sciences has catapulted the university onto the national stage, has been recognized as one of the...
  • Bruce Hornsby looks ahead to a festival-filled 2012

    Bruce Hornsby looks ahead to a festival-filled 2012
    Williamsburg's Bruce Hornsby is going to need a case or two of Jolt Cola to get him through 2012. Judging from the schedule he recently described to me, he's hardly going to have time to sleep in coming months. "It's a lot, but it includes some pretty...
  • Clare Fischer dies at 83; versatile pianist, composer, arranger

    Clare Fischer dies at 83; versatile pianist, composer, arranger
    Clare Fischer, a Grammy-winning pianist, composer and arranger who crossed freely from jazz to Latin and pop music, working with such names as Dizzy Gillespie, George Shearing and Natalie Cole as well as Paul McCartney, Prince and Michael Jackson, has...
  • PASSINGS: Leo Kirch, Roland Petit, Cal Montney, Lee Vines, Googie Withers, Frank Billerbeck

    PASSINGS: Leo Kirch, Roland Petit, Cal Montney, Lee Vines, Googie Withers, Frank Billerbeck
    Leo Kirch German media mogul Leo Kirch, 84, who turned his one-man film distribution company into Germany's second-biggest media business before losing control of it after a gamble on pay television, died Thursday in Munich. His family did not give...
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Making Supper Safe Why We've Lost Trust in Our Food and How We Can Get It Back Ben Hewitt Rodale: 265 pp., $24.99 The statistics are shocking: "More than 200,000 Americans are sickened by food every day, and each year 325,000 of us will be...
  • 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...
  • 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...