Sex addict, preacher, comedian: the many sides of r&b's Pied Piper
Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Wingate Field Monday, July 11 Better than: Singing along drunkenly with friends to "Before I Let Go." The banner hanging above the stage read "Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series," but the crowd on display was anything but the vision Dr. King once said he dreamed ... More >>
Have you ever seen Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?, the 1967 film with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn as well to-do parents of a girl who brings home kindly Negro Sidney Poitier? The premise was reversed for a 2005 comedy called Guess Who, with Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac, but now it's been un- ... More >>
Perhaps, if you don't mind monkeying around
Isaac Hayes died Sunday, August 10, ten days shy of his 66th birthday. He was a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The the first non-acting African-American to win an Oscar, and a threetime Grammy winner. As much as anyone, Isaac Hayes, with his unique, near spoken-word bass vocals and pencha ... More >>
Visiting the official Isaac Hayes site right now is a fairly spooky thing. As of this moment (2:28 am on Monday, August 11), the site not only hasn't been edited to reflect ex-Chef's death, but just one click beyond the opening splash page defaults to a smiling pop-up photo of Hayes with Samuel Jack ... More >>
If you'd just emerged from a weekend-long coma and we told you two of America's most popular black father figures had passed away, after Bill Cosby you might have guessed comedian Bernie Mac, but wondered: isn't he too young? Unfortunately no: Mac died of pneumonia this weekend at age 50. Mac firs ... More >>
As giant robots transform all around us (!), it's good to know Michael Bay won't ever change
Ocean's Thirteen is a tired, washed-up threequel. Wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sequels?
From Prole Rock to President Rock