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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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  • PASSINGS: Danny Aiello III, Ruth Nussbaum

    Danny Aiello III, stuntman and stunt coordinator Danny Aiello III, 53, a veteran stuntman and stunt coordinator and a son of the actor Danny Aiello, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Hillsdale, N.J., his family said. The Bronx-born...
  • Schooled on black history

    Black History Month was established in 1976, as an evolution of Negro History Week (founded half a century earlier by Carter G. Woodson), and has since become a staple of the nation's elementary school classrooms and textbooks. Times editorials, on the...
  • On film, collegians major in life lessons

    College is the great id of American movies. In the early days of film, universities were largely settings for outlandish comic escapades. But since the arrival of the youth culture in the 1960s, college has been a happy home not just for comedy, but for...
  • Michael Jackson hailed during emotional memorial service

    Michael Jackson hailed during emotional memorial service
    Music legends, sports figures, and civil rights leaders paid tribute to Michael Jackson today during an emotional, song-filled service at Staples Center that was part polished entertainment, part revival meeting. Jackson was praised as a music pioneer...
  • Colleagues praise Samuel L. Jackson at American Cinematheque

    Colleagues praise Samuel L. Jackson at American Cinematheque
    The language was colorful but the tone loving when friends and colleagues spoke at the American Cinematheque tribute to Samuel L. Jackson on Monday night. In what may be the most bleeped award show in history, Jackson's iconic movie lines were repeated,...
  • Tyler Perry’s box office clout

     
    Variety has noticed Tyler Perry's under-appreciated box office status. For a guy whose movies appeal to a limited demographic (older, black and female) and which don't have the benefit of overseas success or culture-wide promotion (the films aren't...
  • Monster Mash: Werner Herzog underground; Romeo tweets Juliet; MIT settles Gehry building suit

     
    --Primitive art: Daring documentarian Werner Herzog reportedly plans to shoot a film --much of it in 3-D -- of the earliest known cave paintings inside France's Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc cave. (Roger Ebert's Journal via the Guardian) --'Such Tweet Sorrow':...
  • Gang Starr's Guru dead at age 43

     
    Rapper Guru (Getty Images) The gifted hip-hop MC known as Guru --- an acronym for “Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal” --- died Monday at age 43.A letter purportedly written by the rapper was released Monday by his current collaborator, the producer......
  • Remembering Guru with Gang Starr's defining cut

     
    Acclaimed rapper Guru, best known as one-half of jazzy-rap duo Gang Starr, has died, according to a statement released from his most recent collaborator, producer Solar. The Times will post a full obituary later Tuesday. Solar's statement contains a note....
  • In Memory of: A guide to 10 of Guru's greatest moments

     
    A Tribe Called Quest garnered the most critical raves and Wu-Tang Clan swung the hardcore hip-hop pendulum back from the West Coast, but no group defined the sound of '90s New York City rap like Gang Starr. Even 21 years......
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Medium' on CBS.

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 25 - May 1 in PDF format This week's TV Movies INSECURE: Allison suspects her new high-tech security system may be haunted on “Medium” at 9 p.m. on CBS.......
  • This weekend: Jay Leno at White House correspondents’ dinner; Conan O’Brien on ‘60 Minutes’; 150th ‘Family Guy’; is it the end for ‘Cold Case’?

     
    Comedy and its fallout will be major topics this weekend. President Barack Obama and Jay Leno will work for laughs at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. You'll find coverage at C-SPAN at 8 p.m. Saturday. CNN says its coverage starts at...