BET to Address ‘Race and Justice’ in Town Hall Featuring Cory Booker, Kamala Harris

BET is set to air a special this weekend hosted by Soledad O’Brien on criminal justice reform titled American Injustice: A BET Town Hall. The one-hour broadcast will explore what BET describes as “the stark racial disparities that plague America’s criminal justice system and offers solutions.” O’Brien will be joined by 2020 Democratic presidential candidates,... Continue Reading →

Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper among diverse additions to Library of Congress’ recording registry

"The Blueprint," which revived Jay-Z's fortunes, becomes one of only eight rap or hip-hop recordings on the National Recording Registry. Entries as diverse as Jay-Z's hip-hop milestone "The Blueprint," Ritchie Valens' Mexican-American anthem "La Bamba" and Cyndi Lauper's feminist pop landmark "She's So Unusual" joined the Library of Congress' registry of historic recordings on Wednesday... Continue Reading →

‘Us’: Jordan Peele on title’s double meaning, how the state of America inspired the new horror movie

Jordan Peele is simultaneously becoming film’s new master of suspense and one of its deepest thinkers, too. https://youtu.be/1tzFRIQfwXg Like Get Out, his sophomore directorial effort Us is a biting social allegory cloaked in a genre movie. Us, about a family of four whose weekend getaway is interrupted by the arrival of their murderous doppelgängers, is more of a straight horror... Continue Reading →

Simon & Schuster to Publish Howard Stern

  NEW YORK, March 12—Howard Stern’s first book in more than twenty years, HOWARD STERN COMES AGAIN, will be published by Simon & Schuster on May 14, 2019.   Private Parts, published in 1993, was at that time the fastest-selling book in the history of Simon & Schuster. When the first-printing of 250,000 copies sold... Continue Reading →

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