“Rare is the actor who can locate the specific in the universal and vice versa. Michael K. Williams was that actor.”
“His father, a broke music promoter, had convinced him they could turn their lives around by arranging a complicated but lucrative hip-hop concert on New Year’s Eve in Angola. It was more complicated than they’d imagined.” The first installment of a three-part story, in partnership with Epic Magazine.
“For years, a mysterious figure has been stealing books before their release. Is it espionage? Revenge? Or a complete waste of time?”
“On the set of Minari, she was an old Korean lady.” E. Alex Jung interviews Oscar nominee Youn Yuh-jung.
“Recent onscreen depictions of autistic adults reflect our growing understanding of a lifelong condition.”
“Nothing made sense this year — unless you were on the internet.”
“What I am evidence of is: You can dismiss a Black person. If you’re a young Black girl and you get raped, in the film business, no one’s going to fucking care. You can tell whoever the fuck you want, and they’ll call it an affair. Until people start taking this seriously, I can’t fully heal.”
“He would be called a murderer and a domestic terrorist. But to us, he was family. Our struggles with systemic racism were the same.”
Cop shows humanize cops. They align us with the police. They desensitize us to police violence. It’s time to turn that CSI marathon off.