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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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  • 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...
  • Broadway rocks, conclude The Times' theater and pop critics

    Broadway rocks, conclude The Times' theater and pop critics
    Theater critic Charles McNulty and pop music critic Ann Powers began their conversation about the changing sound of the Broadway musical in the lobby of the Sam S. Shubert Theatre in New York, where they ran into each other at a Sunday matinee of...
  • Frankie Manning dies at 94; helped popularize the Lindy Hop

    Frankie Manning dies at 94; helped popularize the Lindy Hop
    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...
  • Chapter 5: Beaverton

    Chapter 5: Beaverton
    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...
  • Center stage: middle-class African Americans

    Center stage: middle-class African Americans
    Guess who's coming to the beach barbecue this summer? Middle-class African Americans, that's who. In two new critically esteemed works, Lydia Diamond's play "Stick Fly" and Colson Whitehead's just-published semiautobiographical novel "Sag Harbor"...
  • 'Spike Lee, party of one?'

    'Spike Lee, party of one?'