THE LEADING BLACKS

"Today's black leaders, I'm afraid, have become leading blacks. And you don't ever confuse the two. Black leaders are chosen by us...The leading blacks are chosen by the media." —Dr. Julia Hare

♥ VIOLA DAVIS SANS THE WEAVES AND WIGS!

as photographed by Ruven Afanador, and styled by Hayley Atkin for the LA Times Magazine

♥ THIS TRAILER! CHICO & RITA

There’s a Q&A tonight (February 11—and 12—preceding the 7:40 showing) with the film’s directors: Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal & Tono Errando at the Angelika in New York

p.s. Just saw this. It is amazing! Go now!

♥ THIS EDITORIAL OF VIOLA DAVIS!

Congratulations on your Best Actress Oscar nomination!

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Remembering Viola Davis from 1996 in “Seven Guitars”, the first August Wilson play I ever saw performed professionally. I couldn’t stop staring at her. When she walks to the podium to accept her Oscar next month, I’ll pretend it’s for her performance as Vera.

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♥ING THIS TRAILER FOR THE DARK KNIGHT RISES!

♥ THIS TRAILER! THE HISTORY OF WOMEN IN JAZZ: “THE GIRLS IN THE BAND”

♥ ANITA SARKEESIAN’S WITTY TAKES ON SEXISM AMONGST POP CULTURAL TOTEMS IN THE FEMINIST FREQUENCY!

Whether you’re a feminist or a fangirl or you just like to learn, these six “Tropes vs Women” episodes of Feminist Frequency are absolutely fascinating. Host Anita Sarkeesian makes sure you’ll never look at entertainment the same way.

Watch:

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♥ THIS!

A trailer for the upcoming documentary on Charles and Ray Eames, hosted by James Franco.

Soulfood Junkies Teaser from Byron Hurt on Vimeo.

♥ THAT THIS MOVIE IS COMING OUT! SOUL FOOD JUNKIES BY BYRON HURT

In the wake of so many films coming out to expose and educate the populace on the need to alter their diets, director Byron Hurt aims his camera at the relationship African-Americans have to food. Among some of the highest rates for diabetes and heart disease in the country, not to mention obesity, traditional soul food cuisine is laden in fats, salts and processed toxic seasonings (I’m lookin’ at that shaker of Lawry’s Seasoned Salt at the end of the table: The one with all the MSG.).

I’m thrilled that there’s a food challenging people to re-examine the nature of their most beloved foods. Don’t we need to redefine the term “soul food,” when it seems to be killing us?

ETERNAL REVERENCE

R.I.P. SUE MENGERS

Sue Mengers, one of Hollywood’s most influential and colorful agents, died October 15 at her home in Beverly Hills after a series of small strokes.

Her death was first reported by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter in a blog post at VanityFair.com. Mengers, who claimed to be 78 although some sources list her age as 81, was surrounded by her friends Ali MacGraw, Joanna Poitier and Boaty Boatwright, Carter wrote. 

Mengers, who at her peak in the ‘70s represented such stars as Barbra Streisand, Bob Fosse, Michael Caine, Peter Bogdanovich, Ryan O’Neal and Faye Dunaway, blazed a trail for women agents in Hollywood.

—Hollywood Reporter

Click here to read the obituary by Nikki Finke.

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