Bossip caught up with Andra Day at the 365 Black Awards. She shared her thoughts on division in the Black community, how she came up with her unique vintage style, being featured on the Nina Simone soundtrack and Amy Winehouse
Lil Dirk talks deaths of Chino Dolla and Chinx Drugz, Spike Lee’s film Chiraq, and the hip hop police.
There's a reason Spike Lee's new movie title, "Chiraq," makes us uncomfortable. We would love to dismiss outright the comparison of our beloved city with Iraq, denouncing it as outrageous, sensational and offensive, but we all know that it's not. The comparison speaks to the terrible truth that...
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There's a reason Spike Lee's film about racial tension, summer heat and a corner pizza shop is President Obama's favorite film.
Samuel L. Jackson, in town filming Spike Lee's "Chiraq," was spotted dining at Gibsons Rush Street steakery Monday night, while director Lee himself was seen next door at Hugo's Frog Bar. The post Stars on the town: Samuel L. Jackson, Mick Jagger, Judd Apatow appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.
His Airness is back in a new Spike Lee Joint. 2K has announced NBA 2K16 will feature Michael Jordan on the cover of this year’s Special Edition to celebrate his Hall of Fame legacy. He was previously the cover athlete for NBA 2K10. Those who pre-order the Special Edition will receive NBA 2K16 on Friday, […]
I wasn't aware of this, but human-Knicks-mascot Spike Lee is reportedly making a film about violence in Chicago. This is annoying for a whole host of reasons, including how insanely relatively low the city's murder count is compared to historical averages. Show More Summary
Dope often brings to mind early Spike Lee, not because its characters represent a broad cross section of black life or because it’s fixated on the aesthetics of the Mars Blackmon era, but because writer-director Rick Famuyiwa seems to...Show More Summary
Spike Lee reimagines Bill Gunn’s Ganja & Hess–a Blaxploitation film from 1973. When Dr. Hess Green (Stephen Tyrone Williams) is introduced to a mysteriously cursed artifact by an art curator,...
Community members wonder if Lee will promote unhelpful myths about Chicago. Aysha Butler has spent half of her life convincing outsiders that her South Side of Chicago neighborhood of Englewood is more than the war zone label it carries. Show More Summary
An alderman has a plan to put financial pressure on Spike Lee to, at the very least, change the name of the movie 'Chiraq.' [ more › ]
Aldermen on Monday will take steps to try to hit film maker Spike Lee in the wallet for calling a movie about Chicago's violence "Chiraq." They plan to hold a hearing on a resolution to withhold tax credits from the director if he doesn't change the title.
There was a time when NBA Live was king among basketball video games. NBA 2K was an inferior competitor that had plenty of catching up to do. By the end of the 2000s, the games were about even, with 2K on the upswing and NBA Live down from its mid-2000s peak. Show More Summary
2K has announced three cover stars for NBA 2K16. The game also features a storyline created by director Spike Lee. Read more on gamersgame.com
A rookie alderman has backed off on his threat to withhold a block party permit for a prominent South Side church that collaborated with filmmaker Spike Lee on a movie that has the working title of “Chiraq.”
Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by the week’s new releases or premieres. This week: It’s 1995 Week here at The A.V. Club, which means we’re shouting out some of the forgotten or underrated triumphs of that year. Show More Summary
Not planning on doing summer stock this year? Check out these seven auditions to ensure you’re keeping busy in the coming months! From Fox’s “Empire” and the new Spike Lee film, to comedic films about trying to cast Emma Stone, projects are taking place all over the country. “CHIRAQ”This Spike Lee feature film starring Samuel L. Show More Summary
You going to take care of this? The campaign to pressure movie director Spike Lee to drop the name “Chiraq” from his upcoming move on black-on-black violence is intensifying. A rookie aldermen is playing hardball.Newly elected Ald. David...Show More Summary
Spike Lee's "Chiraq" is scheduled to film an "important scene" Tuesday at St. Sabina Church in the Gresham neighborhood, according to a flier posted on the Rev. Michael Pfleger's Facebook page. The flier stated that the film is in need of extras of all ages for the scene and that "there will be a fun raffle with prizes, games and free food." St. Show More Summary