| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:24 AM
To hear it from the Gish Prize Trust, Spike Lee did the right thing.
The trust announced Wednesday that Lee -- the firebrand writer-director-actor-educator behind such films as 1992’s “Malcolm X” and the hit “Inside Man”...
| Sep 15, 2013
Talismans of high school life come and go but one has remained steadfast for generations: that slim ruby red paperback known as J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye.”
First published in 1951, the coming-of-age novel sells about a...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Muhammad Ali has one of the most recognizable faces in the world and is such a beloved public persona that George W. Bush personally presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the ultimate honor for an American civilian, in 2005.
It would not...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Any playwright can stick celebrity facsimiles together in a room; it takes real talent not only to render those portraits believable but also to invest the encounter with dramatic weight. In "One Night in Miami…," first-time scribe Kemp Powers...
| Sep 3, 2013
Right on the heels of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech—which took place on August 28, 1963—comes Court Theatre's production of Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning two-person drama, "The Mountaintop,"...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Aug. 28 marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “I have a dream” speech, which some say was so peppered with scriptural allusions that it was more sermon than speech.
Clarence Jones, a civil rights activist who...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Aug. 28 will be the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the Aug. 28, 1963, gathering for human rights that saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, an event...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Despite advances in racial equality, the United States has a long way to go 50 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led the March on Washington, former Hagerstown City Councilwoman Alesia Parson-McBean said.
“I think we’ve come a...
| Aug 22, 2013
Mesmerized by their memories, Ken Williams looked in awe at the distinguished company he kept on a stage inside the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. — the former Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968....
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Spike Lee has added "Boardwalk Empire" regular Michael K. Williams and Stephen Tyrone Williams to the cast of his Kickstarter-funded movie opposite Zaraah Abrahams.
Lee announced the castings Tuesday, the day before the fundraising effort concludes....
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Actor-director Mario Van Peebles has sold his wooded compound in the Hollywood Hills for $1.225 million.
The nearly half-acre rustic retreat includes an early-1960s main house, patio space and a guesthouse. Custom details include stairway handrails made...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:15 PM
The best scenes in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" — a family farewell at a bus station; a few drinks and a few dangerous glances among friends in an ordinary Washington, D.C., living room — steer clear of the White House and keep a comfortable...