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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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  • 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...
  • New Questions After George Zimmerman Video Released

    New Questions After George Zimmerman Video Released
    In a newly released video, George Zimmerman is in handcuffs as he's brought in for questioning on the night he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. While in custody, Zimmerman claimed he killed the teenager in self-defense and he was set free. Notable was the...
  • Paul & Mira Sorvino - Managing Diabetes

    Paul & Mira Sorvino - Managing Diabetes
    When diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Paul Sorvino worked with his doctor to create an overall treatment plan that included diet, exercise, and diabetes medications. He also realized the importance of support, and was thankful for his family and friends to...
  • A New Documentary on Fishbone Makes the Case for Punk-Funk

    A New Documentary on Fishbone Makes the Case for Punk-Funk
    Everyday Sunshine:   The Story of Fishbone   Opens Nov. 11, Real Art Ways Cinema, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org; Sunday, Nov 13 at 7 p.m. (one night only), Mystic Independent Theater, 107 Wilcox Road, Stonington, mysticindietheater.com; ...
  • Duke Tops Michigan State To Give Coach K Record-Setting Win

    NEW YORK -- Mike Krzyzewski passed Bob Knight, then spent some special time with his former coach. The man known simply as "Coach K" became Division I's winningest coach when No. 6 Duke beat Michigan State 74-69 on Tuesday night in the State Farm...
  • REPORT: Eddie Murphy to play Marion Barry in new Spike Lee film

    REPORT: Eddie Murphy to play Marion Barry in new Spike Lee film
    If Marion Barry were a movie character, you'd probably think his story was too unreal to be believed. A report in the Washington Post says the former Washington D.C. mayor is finally getting the Hollywood treatment, a biopic that will be produced for...
  • President Barack Obama To Attend Three NYC Fundraisers Thursday

    President Barack Obama To Attend Three NYC Fundraisers Thursday
    President Barack Obama will attend three fundraisers in New York City today to raise money for his re-election bid. Traffic is expected in the city as the President makes his way to the events. At 4 p.m., the President is expected to meet with Jewish...
  • Inside Of Spike Lee's Fundraiser For President Obama

    Inside Of Spike Lee's Fundraiser For President Obama
    So how swanky and intriguing is it to be on the inside of a high brow presidential fundraiser? Democratic strategist Basil Smikel, sums it up in three simple words, "It's pretty amazing." If it's like that for those who are attending, what's it like...
  • Actor Ben Gazzara dies at age of 81

    Actor Ben Gazzara dies at age of 81
    Ben Gazzara, who died Friday in New York at the age of 81, was an actor with a gruff voice and intense demeanor. His acting legacy, which included the films of John Cassavetes and originating the role of Brick in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway, was a...
  • Melo, Knicks Edge Celtics In Season Opener

    Melo, Knicks Edge Celtics In Season Opener
    The Knicks kicked off the season on a positive note, holding on to a slim lead to inch by the Boston Celtics, 106-104. Dyrol Joyner was there, speaking to Spike Lee and others about what to expect from the Knicks this season.
  • Pariah

    Pariah
    Movie critics are so bizarre. On a weekend when The Devil Inside opens, we were all in agreement – it was bad. The same day Pariah opened. I again thought we would all be in agreement. Instead, I see it’s getting 95% good reviews on Rotten...
  • Bruce Hornsby looks ahead to a festival-filled 2012

    Bruce Hornsby looks ahead to a festival-filled 2012
    Williamsburg's Bruce Hornsby is going to need a case or two of Jolt Cola to get him through 2012. Judging from the schedule he recently described to me, he's hardly going to have time to sleep in coming months. "It's a lot, but it includes some pretty...