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From color to short cuts, braids and extensions, there is no hairstyle that LaWanda Pierre, up-and-coming hairstylist, cannot do. Originally born in Houston (with a stint in Atlanta in between), Pierre made Brooklyn her home at the age of nine and lived here ever since. Like most young black women in the 90s, she ran to the creamy crack (what some of y’all call a relaxer) from high school up until her early 20s....
The new Spike Lee joint is a 10-episode series of "She's Gotta Have It," his 1985 film that, according to Lee, "Has A Very Special Place In My Heart." Netflix ordered the series earlier this month. If you have the crowd-defying stamina and lack of pride combined with utter self confidence that every actor requires (such a confusing combination), you too can join the madness: on Monday, October 3, Spike Lee is hosting (well, he hired...
Reel Brooklyn is a biweekly column chronicling the definitive history of Brooklyn on-screen, one film—and neighborhood—at a time. Any strolling movie-tour of Brooklyn must eventually confront the fact that where you are is actually East Spikistan—Spike Lee has made the borough his personal sound stage for well over 30 years now. You have your pick of joints: Do the Right Thing (1989) is such an obvious, self-consciously anthropological choice I'll skip right over it, while...
We all know Spike Lee. So consistently vocal and in the public eye over his near-40 year career, there are several different umbrellas to think of Lee under: Director, Actor, Knicks die-hard, Activist. Right alongside those come his passion as a fan and scholar of the work of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The iconic filmmaker has directed multiple documentaries on Jackson's music, process, and being, and now, on August 27th, he'll be...

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