With ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ Spike Lee Has Made a Black Movie for White Audiences – And That’s Okay

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: Spike Lee’s latest movie is his first to cater directly to white audiences and that’s something worth talking about.) At first glance, BlacKkKlansman checks all of director Spike Lee’s typical boxes — it’s black, unapologetic, […]

Diabetes type 2 symptoms: Five drinks that won’t make your blood sugar spike

DIABETES type 2 symptoms are not always apparent, but it’s important to recognise all the signs or do what you can to prevent the condition as it can lead to other health problems such as heart disease and stroke. One of the ways to reduce your risk of diabetes is by eating a healthy, balanced […]

‘Black Klansman’ Trailer: Spike Lee and Jordan Peele Unite, and The Early Reactions Are In

Focus Features has just unveiled the first trailer for a new undercover thriller called Black Klansman – or BlacKkKlansman, if you prefer its stylized title. John David Washington (Ballers) stars alongside Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) in this incredible true story of a black police officer who infiltrated the notorious Ku Klux Klan hate […]

Home Secretary pleads ignorance over govt report linking Tory police cuts to spike in violent crime

A leaked Home Office document links police cuts to a frightening spike in violence across London in the past few months, but Home Secretary Amber Rudd says she hasn’t even seen it. The document, published by The Guardian, found that a drop in the number of bobbies policing the streets of London “likely contributed” to […]

Automakers' March was like a lion, including 45 percent Jeep sales spike

DETROIT — Major automakers on Tuesday reported higher new vehicles sales for March on the back of a strong U.S. economy and big consumer discounts, sending shares in Detroit’s automakers up. Industry sales in March rose 2.5 percent to 1,653,529, according to Autodata, which said the seasonally adjusted annual rate for the month was a […]

‘Pass Over’ Trailer: Spike Lee Brings Antoinette Nwandu’s Play to Amazon

In late 2017, Spike Lee secretly filmed a performance of Antoinette Nwandu‘s play Pass Over at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre. Now, Lee brings the filmed play, a riff on Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, to Amazon. Watch the Pass Over trailer below. Antoinette Nwandu’s play Pass Over updates Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot for a modern audience, telling a tale of “two […]

New York cabbies challenge Uber, Lyft amid driver-suicide spike

New York taxi drivers are calling for stricter regulation of ride-sharing services. Their protest comes after four cab drivers committed suicide over financial difficulties exacerbated by Uber and Lyft competition. Taxi drivers held an emergency protest outside City Hall on Wednesday following the recent suicide of Nicanor Ochisor, a 65-year-old yellow-taxi driver, who took his […]

Spike Lee is the Latest Filmmaker to Teach Through MasterClass

Following in the footsteps of fellow filmmakers Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, and Werner Herzog, director Spike Lee (Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X, She’s Gotta Have It) is the latest to sign up to teach classes through the online education company MasterClass. Anyone with an internet connection, an interest in filmmaking, and some cash to spare can […]