NEW YORK (AP) — With Election Day approaching and the pandemic ongoing, Oprah Winfrey is setting aside her usual book club recommendations and instead citing seven personal favorites, ranging from...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. will make a follow-up to the 2019 live-action “The Lion King,” with Barry Jenkins, the director of the Oscar-winning “Moonlight” and the James Baldwin...
NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Ava DuVernay will be honored next month by MacDowell, which is presenting its inaugural Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award to her media company and arts collective...
NEW YORK (AP) — As nationwide protests against racism and police violence continue, readers are seeking out books old and new on race and criminal justice.
LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — A former South Carolina police officer accused of fatally injuring his wife then faking a car accident afterward has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in...
NEW YORK (AP) — For at least one night, Carol Burnett was a writer among writers.
The beloved entertainer was among three panelists Thursday for "An Evening of Memoir," presented at the...
NEW YORK (AP) — And the category, a jubilant Billy Porter said as he made Emmys history, "is love, y'all, love."
Porter, known for making fashion statements on red carpets, became the first...
NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Jenkins will direct a film based on the life of choreographer Alvin Ailey.
A spokesperson for Fox Searchlight on Monday confirmed that the studio is developing the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The 18th Tribeca Film Festival moved uptown on Wednesday for an opening night that honored an elder New York institution: the Apollo Theater.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Regina King's flowing gown nearly tripped her up on the way to collect her Oscar trophy, the actress' only misstep this award season.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Two years after his "Moonlight" triumphed on the eve of the Oscars, Barry Jenkins' adaptation of the James Baldwin novel "If Beale Street Could Talk" on Saturday topped...
NEW YORK (AP) — While Sunday's Golden Globes were notable for their lack of political speeches, Donald Trump couldn't be avoided at Tuesday night's National Board of Review Awards which, it turned out, were scheduled concurrently with the president's nationally televised address advocating for a border wall with Mexico.
NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Jenkins years ago went on Etsy to have a James Baldwin quote embroidered onto his leather phone case. The line so resonated with the filmmaker that it's also spoken in Spanish by a character in his short film "Chlorophyl." Jenkins no longer has the case but when the Baldwin line is read to him, he quickly takes up the reciting.
"Every black person born in America was born on Beale Street...whether in Jackson, Mississippi, or in Harlem, New York," reads the title card that begins director Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could Talk ."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Black Panther," ''A Star Is Born" and "Mary Poppins Returns" are among the American Film Institute's top 10 films of the year.
AFI announced its selections for the 19th AFI Awards Tuesday, recognizing works deemed culturally and artistically significant by a jury of AFI trustees, scholars and critics.
NEW YORK (AP) — When Brian Tyree Henry filmed his scenes in "If Beale Street Could Talk," he wept. When he saw the finished film, he wept again.
NEW YORK (AP) — The 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards showered nominations on Bo Burnham's coming-of-age tale "Eighth Grade," Lynne Ramsay's existentialist thriller "You Were Never Really Here" and Paul Schrader's religious drama "First Reformed" in nominees announced Friday .
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A high schooler in northwest Montana has been cited for reportedly bringing a gun onto campus.
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's top artist colonies is naming its library after James Baldwin.
The MacDowell Colony announced Wednesday that the James Baldwin Library will be dedicated Nov. 4, in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Poet Kevin Young and educator-writer Florence Ladd are scheduled to speak at the ceremony.
Baldwin, who died in 1987, was known for such classic works as "The Fire Next Time" and "Go Tell it on the Mountain." He was a MacDowell resident in 1954, 1957 and 1960.
TORONTO (AP) — Of the many who were moved by Barry Jenkins' James Baldwin adaptation "If Beale Street Could Talk," none was more shaken than the actor Brian Tyree Henry. "Get it together, Brian," he told himself on the stage of the Princess of Wales Theatre moments after the film's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival
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NEW YORK (AP) — Writer-director Barry Jenkins has unveiled the teaser trailer for his anticipated "Moonlight" follow-up, "If Beale Street Could Talk," on the birthday of author James Baldwin.
"If Beale Street Could Talk" is based on Baldwin's celebrated 1974 novel. Debuting the trailer on Twitter , Jenkins wrote that the late author's birthday "has always been a day to pay tribute."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — VH1's upcoming Trailblazer Honors will celebrate television pioneer Ryan Murphy and Trayvon Martin's parents.
The event, now in its fifth year, recognizes champions of diversity and civil activism.
Murphy, known for creating "American Horror Story" and "Glee," is being recognized for leading the way on LGBTQ representation on television. His latest FX series, "Pose," has the largest LGBTQ cast ever for a scripted series.
NEW YORK (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch is back to reading passionate emotional letters onstage, this time in New York City.
The British actor was one of many celebs who have taken part over the years in "Letters Live," which originated from London. Stars are given letters with highly emotional material to read, and they don't know what they're going to be reading until moments before they hit the stage.
PARIS (AP) — The great African-American writers James Baldwin and Richard Wright began their feud over Wright's novel "Native Son," at Cafe Les Deux Magots. Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis held hands with his white girlfriend, French actress Juliette Greco, while strolling along the Seine after hanging out with Picasso. Entertainer Josephine Baker became a megastar at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees.
NEW YORK (AP) — Writer-director Barry Jenkins' feature-film follow-up to his Oscar-winning "Moonlight" will be an adaptation of James Baldwin's "If Beale Street Could Talk."
Annapurna Pictures announced Monday that Jenkins will start shooting the film in October.
Jenkins said adapting Baldwin's 1974 novel about love and injustice in 1970s Harlem is "a dream I've long held dear." He penned the screenplay in the same 2013 summer during which he wrote "Moonlight" from Tarell Alvin McCraney's play.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ezra Edelman's nearly eight hour meditation on O.J. Simpson and the culture of race relations in the United States "O.J.: Made in America" emerged as the winner of an unusually strong and even thematically similar best documentary category. In his acceptance speech Sunday Edelman dedicated his award to the late Ron Goldman, Nicole Brown and their families.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Actresses Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi quoted James Baldwin. "Insecure" creator Issa Rae shared awkward memories of her first trip down a Hollywood red carpet. And singer-songwriter Janelle Monae, who makes her acting debut in two films best-picture nominated films at Sunday's Oscars, insisted black women "have a right to have our stories told."
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the surest ways to see the power and relevance of James Baldwin's words today would be to look at some of the signs of recent protesters. "If I love you I must make you conscious of things you do not see," read one. "The only way to be really despicable is to be contemptuous of other people's pain," read another.
NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna, an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump, is trying to put a positive spin on his Friday inauguration.
"He's actually doing us a great service, because we have gone as low as we can go," she said Thursday night. "We can only go up from here, so what are we going to do? We have two choices, destruction and creation. I chose creation."
NEW YORK (AP) — The annual Billboard Women In Music event featured emotional and heartfelt speeches about the uphill battles women face in the music industry, including personal stories from top honoree Madonna and pop singer Kesha.
The Material Girl, named woman of the year Friday, was passionate as she spoke onstage in New York about being raped at knifepoint, battling critics, and being called words like "whore," ''witch" and "Satan" throughout her career.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Text of President Barack Obama's remarks on Saturday at the dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, as provided by the White House.
James Baldwin once wrote, "For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard." For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard.