| Aug 18, 2010
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Aug 23, 2010
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...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 6:27 PM
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...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 7:03 AM
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...
| Jul 17, 2011
Making Supper Safe
Why We've Lost Trust in Our Food and How We Can Get It Back
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...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 11:51 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 1:07 PM
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.
| Mar 23, 2012
| 1:36 PM
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...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:42 PM
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,...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 3:17 PM
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...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 9:10 PM
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"...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 3:54 PM
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...