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Posing Beauty in African American Culture - Challenging Idealized Beauty In Art (Exhibit)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 8:43 AM
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For those in the Los Angeles area... happening right now at the USC Fisher Museum of Art; certainly ties in with many a discussion we've had and continue to have on S&A:
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Watch Glynn Turman In Trailer For Comedy/Horror "John Dies At The End"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 8:34 AM
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Titled John Dies at the End, and directed by Don Coscarelli, the film's synopsis reads:

Biopic On Casablanca Records Founder To Star Justin Timberlake (Parliament, Donna Summer Repped)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 8:19 AM
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From Deadline:

Canadian Director Clement Virgo Bringing Award-Winning Novel "The Book Of Negroes" To The Screen

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 26, 2011 8:07 AM
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The last we heard of Canadian director Clement Virgo was back in April when we alerted you that he was working on, along with pop singer Sting's wife Trudie Styler, a remake of 1972 Jamaican crime drama classic, The Harder They Come. Now comes word he's also developing a film adaptation for author Lawrence Hill’s bestseller, The Book of Negroes.

Lee Daniels To Write And Exec Produce "Valley Of The Dolls" Adaptation For NBC

  • By Sergio
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  • September 26, 2011 7:25 AM
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Everything old is new again; and here's another case in point. Back in the 1960 and 1970's there maybe was no more popular a writer than Jacqueline Susann, and her book Valley of the Dolls, about the self destructive lives of three women working in show business; not only was it the biggest selling book of its time, but it was also one of the biggest hit movies of 1967.

On Film Criticism And Moving The Conversation Beyond Words (A History Lesson)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 4:06 AM
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From time to time, I like to dig into the S&A archives and dig up old items (usually op-eds/editorials/interviews) to repost, often because the content of those entries still apply, are still relevant, or call for a reposting due to a recent conversation, debate, or other related recently-posted item.

Michael K Williams Might Have Some "Sparkle" In His Future...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 3:28 AM
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From AICN (via The Playlist), posted yesterday - an interview with Michael K. Williams, who Monique also recently interviewed and got the scoop on his potential participation in Django Unchained:

Bounce TV Launches Today - 9/26! Will You Be Watching?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 3:17 AM
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Oh snap... time flies!
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First Teaser For "Game Of Thrones" Season 2

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 3:09 AM
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I know a lot of you are fans of the series, if comments in previous posts are any indication; and I'm sure it'll gain even more fans with recent casting news of the hit HBO show (black Brits Lucian Msamati and Nonso Anozie), Game Of Thrones, and all the debate that accompanied those posts about black British versus black American actors.

Watch Anthony Mackie Get Ready To Rumble With Hugh Jackman In Clips From "Real Steel"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 2:59 AM
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Clips from DreamWorks’ Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots Real Steel Real Steel, the Shawn Levy-directed sci-fi flick, starring Hugh Jackman as “a former boxer who teams up with his long-lost son to train a robot for a championship fight.”
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