Mardi Gras attire has come a long way since I was a kid, y’all. I distinctly remember my Granny’s multi colored ‘tinsel’ style wig that she wore with her purple, green and gold shirt. I was dressed as Alvin (as in the Chipmunks) and my cousin was Michael Jackson from the Thriller video. Can you […]
I like to reduce the chemicals in our household, not only because I don't want them accessible to my young children, but also because I try to reduce our chemical exposure in general. That's why I mix my own Alvin Corn glass cleaner ("alcohol, vinegar, cornstarch" — awesome stuff), and use baking soda to scrub my sinks. Show More Summary
Tarell Alvin McCraney, the acclaimed playwright who penned the play that inspired the Oscar-winning film Moonlight, has been given the green light to create a television series set in South Florida and inspired by his own experiences growing up in Liberty City.
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network continues to ramp up its slate with a series green light to an hourlong coming-of-age drama from Moonlight co-writer/executive producer Tarell Alvin McCraney and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, the studio...Show More Summary
"Barry Jenkins is compact, bald, bespectacled and bookishly handsome. Tarell Alvin McCraney is much taller, with an immaculately groomed beard and stylish green Adidas sneakers... Mr. Jenkins is straight; Mr. McCraney said he considers himself 'gay-identified.' Yet their childhood experiences were so similar, their lives so parallel, that you could mix up many facts […]
'How has dance shaped our cultural landscape? Susan Fales-Hill talks with with icons of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Judith Jamison and Robert Battle.' -- +The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR
When children’s book author and illustrator Jon Klassen visits schools to read his new book, “We Found a Hat,” he also likes to read “The Green Ribbon” from a collection of scary children’s stories by Alvin Schwartz titled “In a Dark, Dark Room.” The story is about a girl named Jenny who won’t...
December 2015 Update: Becky has called my attention to the continued relevance of this post. It is foundational to the project I undertook when I started the Nuclear Green Blog. In addition I have renamed the essay. 2009 Update Note: This post was one of the first I wrote for Nuclear Green in December 2007. Show More Summary
20th Century Fox has released the new trailer for ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD TRIP starring Jason Lee, Tony Hale, Kimberly Williamss-Paisley, Josh Green, Bella Thorne, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Anna Faris, and Christina Applegate. Show More Summary
For Democratic party leaders in Tennessee, this year’s governor’s race was less about who they could get on the ballot than who they failed to keep off of it. The state offers almost no barriers to entry. Filing fees are nonexistent and a grand total of 25 signatures are needed to become a candidate. Show More Summary
Here is Gabrielle Union in all her glorious splendor at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre opening night gala in New York City last night.
This is a repost of another early Nuclear Green post. It actually predates Nuclear Green, and was in fact written shortly after Weinberg's death. Unlike Ralph Nader who was not a giant of integrity, Weinberg revealed great integrity....Show More Summary
Remember him? He was the Democratic candidate against Jim DeMint in South Carolina’s senate race. And it’s not his first brush with the law. The unemployed Army veteran who stunned the political world by winning the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in South Carolina in 2010 has been arrested on a trespassing charge in Myrtle […]
Ailey Dancers Sean Carmon, Jacqueline Green and Collin Heyward The Future and Present Stars of Ailey Shined on the Apollo Stage for a Memorable Gala Benefit NEW YORK, NY - On May 7th, Ailey returned to Harlem’s world-famous Apollo Theater...Show More Summary
"He's totally fine." Yes! Time to finally meet Alvin and Lance. Magnolia Pictures has unveiled a new teaser trailer for one of David Gordon Green's upcoming indie features, Prince Avalanche, starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch and pretty much no one else. Show More Summary
In David Gordon Green’s latest film, Prince Avalanche, Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch play a couple of road maintenance workers in the remote Texas wilderness. They’re the ultimate odd couple — Alvin (Rudd) is an uptight nature-lover who enjoys his solitude, and Lance (Hirsch) hates the wild and talks obsessively ... More »
In mid-October I and my co-writer Corey Hutchins spoke at the University of South Carolina about our new graphic novel THE ACCIDENTAL CANDIDATE: THE RISE AND FALL OF ALVIN GREENE. Related posts: Alvin Greene Comic = “Innovative Chronicle of S.C. Political Drama” Free Times on THE ACCIDENTAL CANDIDATE Corey Hutchins on THE ACCIDENTAL CANDIDATE
With my co-author Corey Hutchins I spoke at the University of South Carolina about my graphic novel THE ACCIDENTAL CANDIDATE: THE RISE AND FALL OF ALVIN GREENE, now out from McFarland. It was a better speech than mine from last year at the same school. Show More Summary
Courtesy of the inestimable Blue Delliquanti, here are some preview sketches for my next graphic novel project, an anthology of true stories from America's war in Afghanistan. Related posts: Alvin Greene Comic = “Innovative Chronicle of S.C. Political Drama” ACCIDENTAL CANDIDATE Chapter Five ACCIDENTAL CANDIDATE Chapter Seven
It's been profiled in Free Times, Jasper, Slate, The Daily Caller and praised on The Rachel Maddow Show. Now we're officially launching our graphic novel THE ACCIDENTAL CANDIDATE: THE RISE AND FALL OF ALVIN GREENE. It's the weird true...Show More Summary