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Meet Animator Eric Prah, 39th Annual Student Academy Award Winner

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 10, 2012 11:41 AM
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Last night, 13 students from colleges and universities around the world were honored as winners at the 39th Annual Student Academy Awards.

Lauryn Hill's Thesis On Where Art & Corporate Interests Meet Recalls Dave Chappelle's Escape

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 10, 2012 10:24 AM
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When artists experience danger and crisis under the effects of this kind of insidious manipulation, everyone easily accepts that there was something either dysfunctional or defective with the artist, rather than look at, and fully examine, the system and its means and policies of exploiting/’doing business’. Not only is this unrealistic, it is very dark in its motivation, conveniently targeting the object of their hero worship by removing any evidence that they ‘needed’ or celebrated this very same resource just years, months or moments before.

bell hooks, Cultural Criticism… On Spike Lee, 'Girl 6' & Representing Blackness In Hollywood

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 9, 2012 10:22 AM
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I'm a little behind on my "Revisiting Spike Lee's *Forgotten* Films" series; She Hate Me was featured in the first installment in the series (read that HERE if you missed it), and I was going to tackle Girl 6 in installment #2 this week, but didn't get to it. However, my post will be up by Monday/Tuesday next week.

Blast from the Past with '227: The Lost Episodes'

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • June 8, 2012 7:30 PM
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227: The Lost Episodes, a live comedy show at Second City Hollywood, is giving a makeover to one of the 1980s' beloved sitcoms.
More: Television

Report: Celluloid Projection Will Cease In The USA & Other Major Markets By End Of 2013

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 8, 2012 6:02 PM
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Our continuous close-ups of the winds of change... 

'White Scripts & Black Supermen: Black Masculinities In Comic Books' On DVD For HOME USERS

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 8, 2012 4:55 PM
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UPDATE: those who read this post yesterday will be happy to know that Carliforna Newsreel has made the DVD available for home purchase as well, so everyone can now own a copy of the film. It's $24.95, and includes an extra feature titled The Black Age Of Comics. So click HERE to head over the California Newsreel website to pick up your DVD.

Billy Brown Will Play Harold Perrineau's Right-Hand Man In 'Sons Of Anarchy'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 8, 2012 4:15 PM
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Billy Brown has been cast in a major recurring role on FX’s Sons Of Anarchy.

Notes On Working Towards A Fanboy/Girl Culture In Black Indie Cinema - Part 1

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 8, 2012 4:01 PM
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As a filmmaker myself (in years past) I suppose I can understand why filmmakers tend to be secretive about their projects - especially while still in some stage of production.

Kevin Durant Takes To The Screen In Trailer For Magical Family Drama 'Thunderstruck'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 8, 2012 2:33 PM
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Well, the kids should love it.

Wayne Coyne Is Not Going To Take Erykah Badu's Criticisms Lying Down

  • By Sergio
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  • June 8, 2012 1:50 PM
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  • 36 Comments
FIGHT! FIGHT! Erykah and Wayne are having a fight!

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