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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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  • Paul Sassone: Withholding tax break for 'Chiraq' is a slippery slope

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions. And there never is a shortage of paving contractors. There always are people who deny an inconvenient truth. But even worse, many of these people will attempt stop others from voicing that inconvenient...
  • Spike Lee wants to name his film 'Chiraq'? Chicago can handle it

    Spike Lee wants to name his film 'Chiraq'? Chicago can handle it
    Moviemaking in this town is usually a welcomed event. City Hall is more than happy to showcase the beauty and vitality of Chicago. You know, City of Big Shoulders, Second City, Chi-town. But Mayor Rahm Emanuel, members of the City Council and some South...
  • Pay attention to what 'Chiraq' film title implies

    In the words of Iyanla Vanzant, "Let's call a thing a thing people." Spike Lee's movie titled “Chiraq” is just that — a title. We should be less concerned about what something is called and more attentive to the content of what it...
  • What's wrong with the title 'Chiraq'

    What's wrong with the title 'Chiraq'
    It's no surprise that Rahm Emanuel doesn't want director Spike Lee to use the title "Chiraq" for the film he's planning about violence in the poor, black Englewood neighborhood. Mayors don't like anything that puts them or their cities in a bad light, and...
  • Land of Lincoln's grave situation dissed in National Geographic

    Land of Lincoln's grave situation dissed in National Geographic
    National Geographic says Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield "has all the historical character of an office lobby." That's harsh. But, as in a lot of state of Illinois facilities, there's a guy there who's done nothing for, like, 150 years. Olive...
  • Chicago launches 'Epic' national TV campaign

     Chicago launches 'Epic' national TV campaign
    Chicago, city of the big shoulders, is getting a head-to-toe makeover in a new national television campaign launching today. Forget about hog butcher, tool maker and stacker of wheat. Chicago is being depicted as a hotbed of music festivals, hipsters,...
  • Little League star Mo'ne Davis visits Disney World

    Little League star Mo'ne Davis visits Disney World
    The 13-year-old that stole the hearts of America last fall during the 2014 Little League World Series recently made a stop at Walt Disney World.  Mo'ne Davis, 13, of Philadelphia, visited Walt Disney World Resort Monday and got to be the grand marshal...
  • Rachael Leigh Cook, Daniel Gillies welcome baby No. 2

    Rachael Leigh Cook, Daniel Gillies welcome baby No. 2
    They're all that! Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies have had another baby. The "She's All That" actress and "The Originals" actor welcomed a baby boy on Saturday in Los Angeles, according to E! News. The little guy, named Theodore Vigo Sullivan...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Sleepy Hollow' and more

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 8 - 14, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES The Celebrity Apprentice A special edition...
  • Freebie Friday: Festivals, Faires, and BBQ

    Freebie Friday: Festivals, Faires, and BBQ
    In the Freebie Spotlight  Florida Heritage BBQ Classic: barbecue competition with live music and entertainment. 5 p.m. today, 11 a.m. Saturday, Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, free, 321-697-3333, ohpark.com.   Kowtown...
  • Filmmaker Spike Lee will be in Chicago for CIMMfest

    Filmmaker Spike Lee will be in Chicago for CIMMfest
    Filmmaker Spike Lee is one of the boldface names coming to town for this year's Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, better known as CIMMfest. "An Evening of Music, Film & Wine with Spike Lee" is scheduled for April 18 at City Winery Chicago....