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Star of ‘Selma’ Carmen Ejogo’s 5 Films Everyone Should Watch for MLK Day

 In honor of the 32nd year of observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it’s the perfect time to see Ava DuVernay’s incredibly powerful new film Selma. Starring the amazing David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, DuVernay’s Selma chronicles MLK’s historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in [...]

January 19, 2015 0
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Genius Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Shares A Playlist to Get You in the MLK Day Frame of Mind

Here at BlackBook our level of obsession with the writing of Ta-Nehisi Coates can’t be overstated. When he sent us this list of Bob Marley tracks to listen to today, we put them on repeat immediately. Marley is a man whose overwhelmingly positive message has inspired millions if not tens of millions (100s of millions?) [...]

January 19, 2015 0
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Jenn Rogien on How the GIRLS’ Closets Are Growing up in Season 4

The GIRLS are officially back in town. To say I was unhealthily excited about this would be an accurate description. The relationships (romantic and platonic) the sex, the cringeworthy job interviews, confrontations, and general human interactions…and of course, the clothes, are not even all the reasons I’m drawn to Lena Dunham’s show. The clothes on [...]

January 19, 2015 0
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Celebrating Kate Moss’s 41st Birthday in 17 Wonderful GIFS

Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com Kate Moss has come a long way in her 41 years on this planet. She’s a delicate miniature compared with the supers who reigned during her ’90s entree into fashion–but with a face like that, it’s no wonder she changed an industry. Well, the face… plus that couldn’t-care-less ‘tude. _______ i.e. Smoking [...]

January 18, 2015 0
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President Obama Will Screen Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ at the White House

When the Oscar nominations were announced yesterday morning, everyone was surprised and frankly outraged to see that Ava DuVernay’s Selma, despite getting a nomination for Best Picture, did not receive a nomination for Best Director or Best Actor for  David Oyelowo portrayal of Martin Luther King. And what’s more, not a single actor of color [...]

January 18, 2015 0
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Rock Legend Kim Fowley Has Died, Listen to the Best of His Incredible Career

Legendary record producer, manager, songwriter, and L.A. rock icon Kim Fowley has died. Although there has yet to be an official cause of death released, the Guardian reports that he had been receiving treatment for cancer in Los Angeles. With a career that spanned over half a century, Fowley was magnetic force on the music [...]

January 17, 2015 0
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Jen and Angie Red Carpet Face-Off! + Who Won (& Lost) the Critics’ Choice Carpet

(Interesting to see red in a sexy, devilish red next to Angie in angelic draping and a more cherubic palette…) Photo: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com We’re fully in award season now and last night, on the heels of controversial Oscar noms, stars hit the red carpet once again. One might imagine a sort of dressing up ennui might [...]

January 17, 2015 0
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These Are the Most Inspiring Art Shows to See This Weekend in L.A.

HARMONY KORINE Sinky Monk, 2014. House paint, acrylic, and oil on safety blanket _______ Harmony Korine at Gagosian Gallery, 456 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills The cult filmmaker who brought us Kids and Spring Breakers has turned his attention to painting an exhibit at Gagosian Beverly Hills now presents those works in Harmony Korine’s “Raiders,” which incorporates the use [...]

January 17, 2015 0
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Boychild, Mykki Blanco Perform for HBA, L’Wren Scott, Mick Jagger: Fashion News You Need to Know

Backstage at Hood By Air. Photo courtesy of Hood By Air _______ Mick Jagger has donated a three-year scholarship for Central Saint Martins, the prestigious British fashion school, in the memory of his long-term late partner L’Wren Scott. Photo: Aleks Kocev /BFAnyc.com _______ House of DVF will return for a second season starring season one winner Brittany Hampton.Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com [...]

January 17, 2015 0
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Desiree Akhavan on Her Feature Debut ‘Appropriate Behavior’

 Originally run in January 2014, Appropriate Behavior begins its theatrical run today at IFC Center today. As the old Beckett adage goes, “Nothing is funner than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it’s the most comical thing in the world.” And in her heartfelt and gutturally funny feature debut, Appropriate Behavior, Desiree Akhavan proves that’s certainly true—giving us [...]

January 17, 2015 0
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