| Jul 21, 2012
| 3:25 PM
Director Peter Ramsey is sitting in his office on the DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale and recalling a vivid childhood memory. “I remember being in my pajamas in the back of my parents' car at an Inglewood drive-in watching Disney's “...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:23 AM
PIX11 attended premiere of Spike Lee's latest film in his “Chronicles of Brooklyn” series RED HOOK SUMMER. Hundreds came out to support the iconic writer/director including Mike Tyson, Gayle King, Laila Ali, Debra Lee, Stephen Hill, Mona...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 8:17 PM
(Reuters) - Actor Al Freeman Jr., perhaps best known for his portrayal of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's 1992 film "Malcolm X," has died, Howard University said on Friday.
"It is with tremendous sadness that the passing of our...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 8:30 AM
In the late '80s a thunderbolt of inspiration struck Jack Valenti, longtime chief of the Motion Picture Assn. of America: What if his organization got rid of the X rating, besmirched by years of misappropriation by hard-core exploitation films, and...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 6:00 PM
In the weeks after a 17-year-old black boy was found dead in a gated Sanford neighborhood, outraged blacks took to the streets, insisting police arrest the Hispanic shooter, George Zimmerman.
The chorus thundered: Justice for Trayvon! I am Trayvon! We...
| Sep 10, 2009
It was just a thin, dark stripe.
It spread only a few inches across the top of the toe line of the white leather Air Jordan X, but it was wide enough and long enough for Michael Jordan to put his foot down.
"We were in a hotel room, and Michael takes...
| Sep 20, 2008
These books on Katrina, the epic storm of 2005, arrive as the latest chapter in TV disaster reporting gives us Hurricane Ike, which has left most of Houston without power and Galveston, a gigantic wreck, yet with people still in homes lacking water or...
| May 20, 2010
| 3:49 PM
So you have a love for movies but no desire to act in one. Or you're a problem solver that can get things done. Well, here's a job for you.
A jack-of-all-trades type role to sink your teeth into: The movie producer.
The job may appear glamorous on the...
| Jan 28, 2009
When Gregory Nava's "El Norte" opened in U.S. theaters 25 years ago, immigration was less of a political hot-button issue than it is today.
Back then, the mass exodus of refugees from Central American countries such as El Salvador and Guatemala was...
| Apr 28, 2009
Frankie "Musclehead" Manning, a Harlem dancer and Tony Award-winning choreographer widely celebrated as one of the pioneers of the Lindy Hop, a breathlessly acrobatic swing dance style of the 1930s and '40s, died April 27 at New York City's Lenox Hill...
| May 11, 2008
The James Brown Reader
50 Years of Writing About the Godfather of Soul
Edited by Nelson George and Alan Leeds
Plume: 318 pp., $17 paper
WHAT would the late James Brown make of Barack Obama? Most definitely, Brown would say he was down with the message...
| May 11, 2008
City of Thieves
Viking: 260 pp., $24.95
DAVID BENIOFF'S second novel (after "The 25th Hour," which Spike Lee directed for the screen) features a snappy plot, a buoyant friendship, a quirky courtship, an assortment of menacing bad...