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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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  • Review: 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth' is a knockout

     Review: 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth' is a knockout
    If there was one ring in the world that I, a weakling theater critic, knew I could knock Mike Tyson out in, it was the Pantages Theatre, where "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" played this past weekend. Tyson might have 100 pounds more muscle on him than I...
  • Friday's local college basketball roundup: VCU withstands Saint Joseph's to reach semis in Rams' A-10 tournament debut

    Treveon Graham scored 17 point as hot-shooting VCU beat Saint Joseph's 82-79 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament Friday night in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Rams, seeded second and ranked 25th by The Associated Press, made 11 3-pointers to build...
  • 'Stoker' review: Fear and loving in Connecticut

    'Stoker' review: Fear and loving in Connecticut
    *** (out of four) Many thrillers contain eerie, mysterious figures and a villain waiting for just the right time to strike. Not many thrillers grant attention to the unnerving crackle of an eggshell or, gulp, a young girl’s orgasmic fantasy about...
  • VCU ready for Final Four reunion Saturday with Butler

    VCU ready for Final Four reunion Saturday with Butler
    RICHMOND — Spike Lee strolled into a VCU basketball practice last week. The renowned filmmaker, hoops maven and Reggie Miller foil was speaking on campus and wanted to check out coach Shaka Smart's Rams. "All of a sudden it went from a good...
  • Marquis Hill Quintet: Fresh new voices in jazz

    Marquis Hill Quintet: Fresh new voices in jazz
    No matter what happens in the economy or in the arts, new waves of young musicians keep pursuing the elusive art of jazz. Especially in Chicago, where uncounted programs in universities, high schools and elsewhere stoke interest in a music that...
  • 'Django Unchained' action figures spark more racial outrage

    'Django Unchained' action figures spark more racial outrage
    Jan 08 (TheWrap.com) - Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has already been the subject of criticism for its bloody violence and frequent use of the N-word, but now action figures from the film are causing the next wave of outrage. The National...
  • The N-Word and Quentin Tarantino's Greatest Film

    The N-Word and Quentin Tarantino's Greatest Film
    Quentin Tarantino has come under fire for the use of the N-word in his new film “Django Unchained,” which is also probably one of the best films ever made about American slavery. Comedian Katt Williams threatened to punch Tarantino. Spike...
  • Mike Tyson bringing his Broadway show to Chicago

    Mike Tyson bringing his Broadway show to Chicago
    Iron Mike is taking it on the road. Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight champion, will bring his Broadway solo show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth"  to the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., for a three-night stand from Feb. 15-17. The...
  • Here comes the truth, Mike Tyson-style

    Here comes the truth, Mike Tyson-style
    Mike Tyson might not have been the greatest heavyweight champion in history, but he's definitely the most intellectual. Asked to name his all-time favorite book, the retired boxer and all-around social phenomenon doesn't hesitate. "The Count of Monte...
  • Spike Lee Wants People To "Flip The Script"

    Spike Lee Wants People To "Flip The Script"
    Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined director and producer Spike Lee to pitch the new public awareness campaign called "Flip the Script". "Flip the Script" aims to change the way young, black men are perceived -- and they way they perceive themselves -- according...
  • Aaron Neville, "War Horse" Creators, Kronos Quartet Highlight New Haven Festival

    Aaron Neville, "War Horse" Creators, Kronos Quartet Highlight New Haven Festival
    The latest show from the British director and South African puppeteers of Broadway’s award-winning “War Horse,” a premiere of a chamber opera based on a Chekhov short story, performance by Aaron Neville and the Kronos Quartet and talks...
  • Ebert and Siskel interview each other

    Ebert and Siskel interview each other
    This story originally ran in The Tribune's Arts & Entertainment section on April 19, 1998. Movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert have co-hosted the weekly, nationally syndicated film review TV show “Siskel & Ebert” for the past 23 years,...