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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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  • 'If God Is Willing': Spike Lee chronicles more hard times in the Big Easy

    We watch TV to forget troubles, root for teams, wallow in sordid lives, or marvel at singers and dancers. We tune in for the news and to educate ourselves, but rarely do we watch to become enraged. Yet it's impossible to sit through "If God Is Willing...
  • Brad Pitt in Favor of Death Penalty for BP Execs

    Brad Pitt in Favor of Death Penalty for BP Execs
    Actor turned big mouth, Brad Pitt makes a bold statement against BP. While promoting a documentary on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina the "Ocean's Eleven" actor says that although he's against capital punishment, he would make a special exception...
  • Knicks Draft Georgia Tech Guard

    Knicks Draft Georgia Tech Guard
    With the 17th pick of the 2011 NBA draft Thursday night, the New York Knicks selected Iman Shumpert. Shumpert is a junior guard from Georgia Tech. He is a 6'5.5", 222 lbs. defensive specialist, something the Knicks definitely need. Iman was not in...
  • Charlie Idol does the right thing

    I've never seen Spike Lee's 1989 film "Do the Right Thing." The Oscar nominated motion picture is on my long list of I'll-get-to-it-one-of-these-days intendeds; meanwhile, I'll borrow the title. My young friend Charles Idol recently did the right...
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Making Supper Safe Why We've Lost Trust in Our Food and How We Can Get It Back Ben Hewitt Rodale: 265 pp., $24.99 The statistics are shocking: "More than 200,000 Americans are sickened by food every day, and each year 325,000 of us will be...
  • Knicks Coach Resigns After Resurgent Team Stalls

    Knicks Coach Resigns After Resurgent Team Stalls
    Just weeks ago New York was abuzz with the electrifying emergence of point guard Jeremy Lin, going 8-1 in a season that was all but lost despite a roster that included superstars Carmelo 'Melo' Anthony and Amare Stoudemire. One of the thrilling parts is...
  • Trayvon Martin: Celebrities, others turn to social media to call for justice

    Trayvon Martin: Celebrities, others turn to social media to call for justice
    From celebrity tweets to a "Million Hoodies March," social media is once again playing a key role in spreading a message — the latest being the ever-growing chorus of people calling for justice in the fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin. A...
  • 'Pariah'

    'Pariah'
    Executive-produced by Spike Lee, writer-director Dee Rees' expansion of her same-named short subject - presented at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival - casts returning star Adepero Oduye as a Brooklyn teenager trying to balance the discovery of her personal...
  • Trayvon Martin: Fact vs. Fiction

    Trayvon Martin: Fact vs. Fiction
    Whenever a news story captures wide attention like the Trayvon Martin shooting, inevitably false information emerges that obscures the facts. This article aims to separate the known facts of the case from rumor and innuendo. Trayvon Martin's mother,...
  • Elderly couple abandon their home after address is posted on Twitter as that of George Zimmerman

    Elderly couple  abandon their home after address is posted on Twitter as that of George Zimmerman
    A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors — all because their Sanford address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter...
  • Trayvon Martin: Couple who fled home after Spike Lee tweet hires Morgan firm

    Trayvon Martin: Couple who fled home after Spike Lee tweet hires Morgan firm
    A couple who say they were forced to leave their home after director Spike Lee retweeted their address to his Twitter followers has hired the Morgan & Morgan law firm to represent them. "At this point, they have retained us to protect their interests"...
  • Spike Lee retweets wrong addresses for George Zimmerman

    Spike Lee retweets wrong addresses for George Zimmerman
    The national outrage over the death of Trayvon Martin is having some unintended consequences that aren’t very pretty. Since last month’s shooting became national news, civil rights activists and politicians have led the calls for answers into...