Arts & Entertainment


Curvaceous evening elegance for spring/summer ’18

“African American,” the spring/summer ’18 fashion collection designed by Frederick Anderson, brought out the best in 1970s styles with a 2017 finesse.

Breton’s ‘Yellow Submarine’ spring/summer ’18 show is a hit

For spring/summer ’18, designer Malan Breton takes his core inspiration from the film, “Yellow Submarine.” Presented on the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier, his collection is a testament to fearlessness and the freedom that comes from the ability to endure what ...

Tommy Davidson brings families together in ABC’s ‘Vacation Creation’

My Google calendar gave me an alert that my presence was expected at the Viceroy Hotel. I was scheduled to interview iconic comedic actor Tommy Davidson—of “In Living Color” fame—about season two of his new show, ABC’s “Vacation Creation,” which ...

New York City Ballet’s Taylor Stanley leaps into history

When Taylor Stanley was promoted to principal at the New York City Ballet by Artistic Director Peter Martins, he was thrust into a spotlight shared with only a handful of others, most notably the ebullient, late Albert Evans and the ...

Film celebrates superhero Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall said it elegantly and honestly when he said that “sometimes history takes things into its own hands.” The more brutal assessment is that history is told by the victors, not the victims, so the truth is rarely part ...

'The Mayor' brings timely laughs to politics

OK, stop if you've heard this one: A guy enters a political race as a publicity stunt to help boost his brand, and actually winds up winning and faces the thorny challenges of holding elected office.

From Eminem to Kendrick Lamar: 7 of hip-hop's strongest lyrics on Colin Kaepernick

President Donald Trump has remained defiant this week in his feud with athletes who take a knee during the National Anthem, insisting that NFL owners should fire players who engage in this protest.

Beyoncé lends her voice to hurricane relief, literally and figuratively

Beyoncé is rallying her gente in the name of hurricane relief with a new-ish song unveiled Thursday.

Harlem Local Vendor Program expands

Harlem Park to Park and the office of Senator Brian Benjamin hosted a news conference to highlight the success of the inaugural Harlem Local Vendor Program with Whole Foods Market.

Boston, the historical destination

Being one of the oldest cities in the country makes Boston the perfect destination for history enthusiasts, but with a variety of activities available and a ton of unique neighborhoods, it’s also the perfect place for your next family trip.

October 2017 Dance Calendar

Two women top this month’s calendar: Germaine Acogny with the U.S. premiere of “Mon élue noire (My Black Chosen One): Sacre #2” (Oct. 4-7) and Cynthia Oliver’s world-premiere “Virago-Man Dem” (Oct. 25-28), both at BAM Fisher.

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ is roundly entertaining

In 2014, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced filmgoers to the international intelligence agency operating with the highest diplomatic, scholarly and gentlemanly behavior with the ultimate goal of keeping the world safe.

21st annual Urbanworld Film Fest: TV overview

With the lines between television and film becoming increasingly blurred, film festivals have begun showcasing premiere television and streaming service programming as well.

21st annual Urbanworld Film Fest film highlights

The 21st annual Urbanworld Film Festival was a treasure trove of quality, entertaining, thought-provoking stories about people who endeavor to forge lives in densely packed, high-energy, fast-moving metropolises across the globe.

Losing weight and clutter

Can you imagine life without clutter? Now’s the time to declutter your home, office, room and mind. It works. This do-it-now book, “Lose 200 Lbs. This Weekend: It’s Time to Declutter Your Life!” by Don Aslett, will inspire and instruct ...