Hollywood

 
Oscar, you’re white, and you know what? Fine
Oscar, you’re white, and you know what? Fine
Songs about Hollywood are seemingly mandatory in American black artists’ oeuvres. “Holly wants to go California,” crooned George Clinton in...
Cate Blanchett — 12th woman to head the Cannes festival jury
Cate Blanchett — 12th woman to head the Cannes festival jury
Cate Blanchett, the double Oscar-winning actress leading a Hollywood campaign to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, will head the jury at...
Disgraced Weinstein hit by new sex attack lawsuit
Disgraced Weinstein hit by new sex attack lawsuit
Another actress added her name Monday to the dozens accusing movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of a litany of depraved sexual misconduct as he was...
Cinema in Africa makes a ‘third-reel comeback’
Cinema in Africa makes a ‘third-reel comeback’
Like the plot of an old-fashioned movie, cinemas in Africa are making a third-reel comeback after years of worrying decline.
13 women come forward in ever-widening Weinstein rape scandal
13 women come forward in ever-widening Weinstein rape scandal
Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein faced claims Tuesday he raped an Italian film star and two other women, in a widening scandal that...
Rami Malek's Emmy victory is deeply important and marks a milestone moment for Arab or Egyptian Americans in Hollywood
Rami Malek's Emmy victory is deeply important and marks a milestone moment for Arab or Egyptian Americans in Hollywood
Narrow conceptions and caricatures of Arab identity are deeply rooted in Hollywood. The hijacker and the terrorist, the opulently wealthy oil...
Uranium, Israel, Pinocchio and Top Gun, and what they have to do with Ghostbusters
Uranium, Israel, Pinocchio and Top Gun, and what they have to do with Ghostbusters
In Carlo Collodi’s 1883 story The Adventures of Pinocchio, the eponymous puppet who hopes to become a real boy is led from the path of...
Representivity a sham in Hollywood
Representivity a sham in Hollywood
As the #OscarsSoWhite protest reaches its climax in advance of the Academy awards, a wide-ranging academic study suggests that the problem in...
Hollywood must get real about Africa
Hollywood must get real about Africa
For Halloween, Beyoncé and Jay-Z dressed up as Prince Akeem and Queen Aoleon, characters out of the 1988 hit comedy movie, Coming to America, which...
Race matters: Hollywood's out of touch with audiences, says report
Race matters: Hollywood's out of touch with audiences, says report
Diversity in casting is said to be “at its peak”. Industry publications, such as Deadline Hollywood,
New blog spotlights blatant sexism in Hollywood
New blog spotlights blatant sexism in Hollywood
Nicole Kassell first heard about the Tumblr blog Shit People Say to...
Veteran actors on being nominated for an Oscar
Veteran actors on being nominated for an Oscar
As the nominees for this year's Oscars gathered at a luncheon in Beverly Hills on Monday, industry veterans took the opportunity to reminisce on...

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