The Knicks in the Playoffs Recaptures a Bit of Linsanity

This surprising team has recaptured a touch of Linsanity.

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The Derek Chauvin Trial Created a Community out of Witnesses

A powerful — and revealing — aspect of the Derek Chauvin trial was the community it created out of strangers.

#black-people, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #get-out-movie, #lee-spike, #minneapolis-minn, #race-and-ethnicity, #witnesses

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Anthony Hopkins’ Oscar Win Ends Night Highlighted by Diversity

Six years after #OscarsSoWhite, a diverse roster of artists won awards, though Anthony Hopkins’s win over Chadwick Boseman as best actor surprised many.

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Spike Lee Predicts the Future

The director of “Da 5 Bloods” talks about why his old movies still resonate, whether an awards snub even matters and how it’s not his job to end racism.

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The Leon Rose Approach: Way Too Quiet, but Effective for Knicks (So Far)

As the team president for the past year, Rose has let the Knicks’ on-court flickers of progress do most of his talking.

#basketball, #lee-spike, #national-basketball-assn, #new-york-knicks, #rose-derrick, #rose-leon-1961, #toppin-obi

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‘Da 5 Bloods’ and Meryl Streep Snubbed by the Golden Globes

Over all, Black-led dramas were snubbed. Among the surprise inclusions were Jared Leto for “The Little Things” and Kate Hudson for Sia’s “Music.”

#da-5-bloods-movie, #golden-globes-awards, #hollywood-foreign-press-assn, #lee-spike, #leto-jared, #movies, #on-the-rocks-movie, #streep-meryl

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Spike Lee’s Next Project: A Viagra Musical

Lee and Kwame Kwei-Armah will write the movie musical, about the invention of the little blue pill, which will feature music by Stew Stewart and Heidi Rodewald.

#drugs-pharmaceuticals, #esquire-magazine, #kwei-armah-kwame, #lee-spike, #movies, #music, #rodewald-heidi, #stew-1961, #viagra-drug

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Losing Courtside Camaraderie in the Covid Era

With fan attendance most likely limited, if not in doubt, for next season, our former columnist reflects on what could be lost from courtside observers.

#basketball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dolan-james-l, #lee-spike, #madison-square-garden, #musler-michelle-1936-2018, #national-basketball-assn, #new-york-knicks

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When David Byrne Got Together With Spike Lee

The creative forces behind the new movie “American Utopia” were in search of a sense of connection and community even before the pandemic.

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‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Review: Opening a Wide, Wonderful World

Spike Lee joins forces with David Byrne for a joyous concert movie that rocks and delights, sending you high and then higher.

#byrne-david, #david-byrnes-american-utopia-movie, #hudson-theater-manhattan-ny, #lee-spike, #movies, #pop-and-rock-music, #talking-heads-music-group

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Yes, There Will Be an Oscar Season. But What Will It Look Like?

There are few big-budget contenders and the ceremony may be reduced, but the list of nominees could be more diverse than ever.

#boseman-chadwick, #boys-state-movie, #cherry-movie, #da-5-bloods-movie, #davis-viola, #fincher-david, #greengrass-paul, #hanks-tom, #hopkins-anthony, #hudson-jennifer, #king-regina-1971, #lee-spike, #ma-raineys-black-bottom-play, #mank-movie, #mcdormand-frances, #movies, #murphy-ryan, #nomadland-movie, #on-the-rocks-movie, #palm-springs-movie, #pfeiffer-michelle, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #the-french-dispatch-movie, #winslet-kate, #zhao-chloe

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Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Actor in Spike Lee Films, Is Killed in Shooting

The Tony-nominated actor, 70, was found by police with multiple gunshot wounds early Saturday morning.

#actors-and-actresses, #atlanta-ga, #byrd-thomas-jefferson, #lee-spike, #ma-raineys-black-bottom-play, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #set-it-off-movie

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New York Film Festival: 10 Great Movies You Can (Mostly) Stream Online

This year’s edition of the Lincoln Center staple is going virtual and to the Bronx — but there is still plenty to watch.

#city-hall-movie, #dufresne-david, #hong-sang-soo, #jia-zhang-ke, #kossakovsky-viktor, #lee-spike, #mcqueen-steve, #movies, #new-york-film-festival, #nomadland-movie, #pollard-sam-filmmaker, #tamhane-chaitanya, #wiseman-frederick, #zhao-chloe

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How Netflix Beat Hollywood to a Generation of Black Content

The company didn’t set out to build a big library of Black programming, but now it’s the envy of its rivals.

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Vietnamese Lives, American Imperialist Views, Even in ‘Da 5 Bloods’

Black soldiers finally get their own story, but in one important respect, the film is no different from other Hollywood dramas that came before.

#apocalypse-now-movie, #da-5-bloods-movie, #lee-spike, #movies, #nguyen-viet-thanh-1971, #race-and-ethnicity, #vietnam, #vietnam-war

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Spike Lee Saved My Life

How lessons from the director’s films prepared one moviegoer for a terrifying encounter with the police.

#black-people, #do-the-right-thing-movie, #get-on-the-bus-movie, #jungle-fever-movie, #lee-spike, #movies, #oklahoma, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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A Pop-Culture Glossary for ‘Da 5 Bloods’

Spike Lee’s movie is filled with references to movies and Vietnam-era events. We explain who’s who and what’s what.

#apocalypse-now-movie, #black-people, #da-5-bloods-movie, #lee-spike, #movies, #vietnam-war

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Delroy Lindo on ‘Da 5 Bloods’ and Playing a Trump Supporter

The actor says he had to “get my head around” the Vietnam vet character he plays in the Spike Lee drama. He also explains why he’s leaving “The Good Fight.”

#actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #da-5-bloods-movie, #do-the-right-thing-movie, #lee-spike, #lindo-delroy, #movies, #the-good-fight-tv-program

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‘Da 5 Bloods’ Review: Black Lives Mattered in Vietnam, Too

Spike Lee’s new joint is an anguished, funny, violent argument with and about American history, with an unforgettable performance from Delroy Lindo at its heart.

#boseman-chadwick, #da-5-bloods-movie, #isiah-whitlock-jr, #lee-spike, #lewis-norm-1963, #lindo-delroy, #movies, #netflix-inc, #peters-clarke

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Art That Confronts and Challenges Racism: Start Here

Our writers suggest works that illuminate and tackle issues of police brutality, social injustice and racial inequity.

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The Essential Spike Lee

From “Do the Right Thing” to “Inside Man,” here is a starter guide to an imposing and eclectic body of work.

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6 Things to Do at Home This Weekend

Our culture writers offer suggestions for what to watch or listen to while we’re housebound.

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First Inklings of Fame

The class of 2020 has no idea what the future holds — and neither do we. Here’s a look back at some icons starting on their paths to renown.

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Spike Lee and the Battlefield of American History

With his new film, the peerless American filmmaker — self-isolating and reflective in New York — unsettles past and present conflicts.

#da-5-bloods-movie, #lee-spike, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vietnam-war

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12 Great TV Series by Film Directors

Before they tried their hands at TV, they had already developed signature styles as film directors. These are the best of the series currently streaming.

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Viewing Party! Let’s All Watch ‘Do the Right Thing’ Together!

Gather at the cool-out corner and speak your mind about Spike Lee’s 1989 portrait of a neighborhood — and country — on the boil.

#do-the-right-thing-movie, #lee-spike, #movies

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