| 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...
| 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 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 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...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 6:03 AM
“Trance,” the latest film from Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”), doesn't open in theaters until April 5, but Hero ......
| Aug 13, 2013
Forest Whitaker certainly isn’t yelling, but the temperature of his soft-spoken calm has increased a few degrees.
“If we have a few minutes, let’s get a [newspaper], and I want you to go through the films,” says the star of...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Spike Lee's three-week-old fundraising effort has hit the $1 million mark on Kickstarter.
As of 7 a.m. PDT, Lee's campaign had received $1,000,605 from 4,503 pledges -- about 80% of the $1.25 million goal for a new film that's known for now as "The...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 10:00 AM
When the poet laureate of California is invited to receptions and his hosts ask if there's anything special he'd like to eat, Juan Felipe Herrera likes to give an irreverent answer: "How about some cilantro?"
Cilantro, an herb used in making guacamole...