Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar will ask local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.
Skyzoo is a Bed-Stuy-raised rapper whose new album, A Dream Deferred, will be released at the start of October via the Brooklyn institution Duck Down. He ha ... More >>
The opening-night party for Broadway's The Mountaintop -- the play that imagines an encounter between Martin Luther King and a motel maid -- brought a luminous bunch of biggies to Espace last night.
Gayle King was nice, as always, and when I told her I liked her Lady Gaga interview, she lit up and ... More >>
"We got hoodwinked. Led astray. Hornswoggled," Spike Lee told the New York Times, quoting Malcolm X, whose 1992 biopic he directed. "We got bamboozled." Lee, like everyone else, is pissed at LeBron James, who signed with the Miami Heat, crushing the dreams of Cleveland, New York, New Jersey a ... More >>
Reuter's is reporting that New Yorkers longing for a pre-"Rent," pre-luxury condo filled Lower East Side might not have to wait much longer...on television, anyway.
Robert DeNiro and Spike Lee are developing the series "Alphaville" for Showtime, which will be set in the Alphabet City of the ... More >>
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Thousands of people flooded Prospect Park Saturday afternoon for Michael Jackson's 51st birthday party. Hosted by Spike Lee (who worked on the "They Don't Really Care About Us" video), the five-hour event, held together by an epic, all-MJ set from Brooklyn's DJ Sp ... More >>
--Spike Lee's Brooklyn Block Party for Michael Jackson's birthday, which recently was moved from Fort Greene to Prospect Park, is expected to draw 10,000 people to the grossly named Nethermead in the heart of the park tomorrow. Things are supposed to go off rain or shine, although expect tha ... More >>
Passing Strange was the small-scale, autobiographical musical about a rocker named Stew's adventures as a teen, breaking out of the racial restrictions of his religious upbringing and finding himself abroad in search of "the real."
The show was like an open wound, reveling in the feelings of ... More >>
This one pretty much can't miss. Jackson, who is set to be buried on his birthday out in Glendale, California, will get a NYC birthday send-off as well--Spike Lee is throwing a block party in his honor at Fort Greene Park. From 12pm-5pm, DJ Spinna will play Jackson jams exclusively, which is ... More >>
While browsing Twitter yesterday morning, we came across a Questlove dispatch that seemed to suggest he was taking time out of his busy schedule to do some acting and/or composing for the sequel to Spike Lee's 1988 film School Daze. Here is the Tweet in full:
As Mets fans, we expressed confusion that that Knicks fans at the Garden, and even Spike Lee, would cheer Kobe Bryant of the Lakers throughout Monday's game against their own team. Former Indiana Pacers great Reggie Miller, who was frequently abused by the same fair-weather fans, goes further: "I wa ... More >>