HBO hosted an invitation-only premiere Tuesday night at Philadelphia's Prince Music Theater for its newest series, "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," but while British author Alexander McCall Smith was expected to be there, the Philly girl at the show's heart wasn't able to make it.
How do you control time? Ask Grandmaster Flash. PopMatters has the answer in this latest edition of 20 questions, which highlights the legendary hip-hop innovator's first high profile studio effort in more than two decades, "The Bridge" (Strut Records).
Anne Wiggins Brown, the African-American soprano who starred as the original Bess in George Gershwin's landmark folk opera "Porgy and Bess" but saw her career limited by racial discrimination, has died at age 96.
It was a dreamy night for a couple of "Dreamgirls." Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson both glided away with trophies Thursday and wowed the audience with individual performances during the 40th annual NAACP Image Awards.
Ever see an inner-city schoolyard filled with white, Asian and black teens shooting hoops? Or middle-aged white and Latino men swigging beer and watching the Super Bowl on their black neighbor's couch? Or Asians and Latinos dancing the night away in a hip-hop club