Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay will host a live discussion of her critically-acclaimed Netflix series “When They See Us,” which tells the story of “The Exonerated Five” — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana Jr. and Korey Wise — the five young men who were wrongfully convicted of the rape and assault of a
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Lil Wayne had a special guest on his Young Money Radio show Friday night: Dr. Dre, the legendary producer, entrepreneur and former member of N.W.A, who, as his discography and the biopic “Straight Outta Compton” show, knows more than a little about police violence. Dre pulled no punches in discussing the ongoing wave of police
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Argentina’s “Mother Dough,” a four-part doc series portraying how women have fed humanity through their work at home and their doughs, has won the first Iberseries Pitch, ending first year activities at this year’s Iberseries, an event which is setting out to become the foremost Spanish-language drama series festival in the world.  “‘Mother Dough’ is
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“We dance in the streets because we don’t have anywhere to go now.” There is much that sticks and stutters and loops in the mind after watching “Dark City Beneath the Beat,” a bright, ebullient and simultaneously seething musical documentary dedicated to the Baltimore club scene, but that’s the line that lingers longest. An apparent
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In an unusual move, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, Starz and other major Hollywood players are using their corporate social media accounts to take a stand and support the Black Lives Matter movement amid the ongoing nationwide protests decrying the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers. Meanwhile, CEO of ViacomCBS-owned Paramount Jim
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NBC News and ABC News broke into their networks’ Saturday-night schedules to cover protests breaking around the country in reaction to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, while the nation’s three main cable-news networks featured ongoing coverage of public dissent instead of  regularly scheduled programming. Viewers saw surprising scenes of protest in cities ranging
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Bob Kulick, who played guitar for the rock band Kiss, has died, his brother announced on Twitter. He was 70. “I am heartbroken to have to share the news of the passing of my brother Bob Kulick. His love of music, and his talent as a musician and producer should always be celebrated. Please respect
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Following the death of George Floyd, Billie Eilish shared a passionate message to her Instagram followers calling on her white fans to recognize their privilege. The lengthy statement, posted Saturday morning, was captioned with the hashtags #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd and #BlackLivesMatter. Eilish’s outrage at Floyd’s death is clear in both her words and the fact that much
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In a series of tweets on Saturday morning, President Trump threatened he would have used “vicious dogs” on White House protestors and blamed Antifa and the “radical left” for the demonstrations around the country. Protests have erupted across the U.S. in major cities like Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta and more after the death of
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With other creative industries sidelined or figuring out how to proceed once the COVID-19 pandemic hit our shores, television has leapt even closer to the center of the cultural conversation. It makes sense, after all, given that TV is the medium that keeps us company in our lives at home — a place where many
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