A new documentary examines Venus and Serena’s rise from their upbringing in Southeast L.A.
Ava DuVernay looks to the future of black film.
While a lot of you are off work today, take time to remember and refresh the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The rest of us? Let's commemorate MLK Day with an impossible task: Selecting the world's all-time greatest black athletes. First step, choosing the criteria. Sheer athleticism? ... More >>
Mission Accomplished Impossible. In honor of February's Black History Month, I set out to pinpoint a pristine list of the world's all-time greatest black athletes. But using what criteria? Sheer athleticism? Popularity? Accomplishment? Social activism? Transcendence? All of the above? ... More >>
Not to get too politicky on you today, but a couple people have breathlessly asked me, “Didja see Palin’s speech?!” In a word, notevenonesecond. But I did watch Venus vs. Serena and Rafael Nadal outlast Mardy Fish at the U.S. Open. Why? Because I’m more than a tad skeptical that ... More >>
Payback could be sweet
Vittorio De Sica offers a requiem for Italian Jewry