spike lee

Oscars

Why People of Colour Winning at the Oscars Matters

Let’s not deny the importance of the Academy Awards, even if they continue to do a disservice to us.
Noel Ransome
2.25.19
Oscars

Spike Lee's Oscar Speech Was A Lesson In Black History

The Oscar-winning writer and director of 'BlacKkKlansman' paid honor to his legacy of work and those that got him to the Academy Award stage.
Stacie Williams
2.25.19
News of Zealand

Kiwi Newspaper Pronounces Spike Lee Dead in Botched Tribute to Stan Lee

The Gisborne Herald embarrassingly confused the very alive director for the late Marvel genius.
Zoe Madden-Smith
11.13.18
tv

Award Shows Are Too Out of Touch to Be Saved

Nights like the VMAs are shrinking in cultural importance, and there’s no turning back.
Connor Garel
8.21.18
Culture

We Asked the Real 'BlacKkKlansman' Some Hard Questions About Being a Black Cop

Retired undercover cop Ron Stallworth talked about what it means to align yourself with law enforcement when you're black.
Wilbert L. Cooper
8.20.18
extremism

All the Times Black People (Actually) Infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan

You've seen the Chappelle skit and maybe even the new Spike Lee movie, but these IRL cases are even crazier.
Vee Wright
8.10.18
Film

How Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' Skewers America's Racist Past and Present

The film draws on 70s blaxploitation to tell the true story of a black cop who infiltrated the KKK.
Arimeta Diop
8.7.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

David Duke Is Apparently Worried He Looks Like an Idiot in 'BlacKkKlansman'

The former Klan leader called up Ron Stallworth, the cop who the film is based on, because he was "concerned about how he is going to be portrayed."
Drew Schwartz
8.7.18
Blackkklansman

The True Story Behind Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman: A Black Cop Who Infiltrated the KKK

"My only regret was that I couldn't reveal who I was and what I was doing to thoroughly embarrass them and show them what idiots they were."
Royce Kurmelovs
7.25.18
Film

From ‘25th Hour’ to ‘BlacKkKlansman’: The Man Behind Spike Lee's Music

Troubled by racism, the NFL and police brutality, Terence Blanchard plays on.
Noel Ransome
5.28.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Trailer for Spike Lee and Jordan Peele's 'BlacKkKlansman' Is Incredible

Their movie about a black cop infiltrating the KKK hits theaters this summer.
River Donaghey
5.15.18
tv

Spike Lee Says His Wife Convinced Him to Bring Back 'She's Gotta Have It'

We talk to the legendary director on his Netflix remake and believing in serendipity.
Nadja Sayej
11.22.17
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