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Eddie Huang and Elena Bergeron welcome New York Times film critic A.O. Scott to the Monosodium Glutamate podcast.
Scott’s recent article about the gentrification of Brooklyn stirred controversy and was criticized by Spike Lee. Scott responds to that criticism, and discusses how life in Brooklyn is changing.
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MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH is a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown. Directed by Academy Award nominee Spike Lee, this riveting one-man show goes beyond the headlines, behind the scenes and between the lines to deliver a must-see theatrical knockout.
This show will be an entertaining breath of fresh air that will keep you up to date with current events and hot topics as well as life, health, relationships, and literature. There will be a large array of music, giveaways, comic relief, and great commentary provided by two of the hottest author voices in urban fiction, Rayven Skyy and Aaron Bebo.Join us every morning from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. while you prepare for your commute to work or are just up looking for a great way to start your day. Call
A big argument within the black community is who has represented for us better? Spike Lee or Tyler Perry? Tonight I want to hear your thoughts on this topic!
Time Breakdown of Show Jimi Noel Interview 1:34-23:23 Tyler Perry v. Spike Lee: 23:24-69:48 Summary Join host Stacey Brewer, of H. Blu's Word, as she addresses the topic, Tyler Perry vs. Spike Lee: Who Better Represents Black Cinema? After watching the Oscars...which had almost a billion viewers...we were disheartened by the fact that there still is not much diversity at the famous award show. Are the Oscars important to black cinema? Who better could hel
Speaking Tuesday night in Brooklyn, blocks away from his company headquarters and his father’s apartment, Spike Lee went off on how the neighborhood has changed. The filmmaker, wearing a Knicks beanie, orange socks, blue Nikes, and "Defend Brooklyn" hoodie, was at Pratt Institute for a lecture in honor of African American History Month, surrounded by locals, when he was nearly asked a question about “the other side” of the gentrification debate. “Let me just ki
Why do nerds hate on stuff so much? If a game isn't right, or that comic movie takes a different direction, the hate comes out. Are we just creating a hate culture, or are these passionate criticisms legitimate? Also, Big Baba Rob and I caught KICK-ASS 2 in theaters and we will be reviewing that. Plus, Spike Lee reaches his kickstarter goal, and Renaegade Storm talks about not wanting to see THE BUTLER. Hey geek brothers and sisters! Come and spend some time Chillin'
This week we get after it again. We respond to Spike Lee's comments regarding gentrification in Brooklyn. We discuss the difference between the media response to two outbursts, Jim Boeheim vs. Marcus Smart. The N Word in the NFL gets a 15 yard penalty, Good or Bad move? Jason Collins made history this week as first openly gay male in professional sports, and we discuss how historical this event actually was. We review the highs and lows at the combine and don't forget the Movie Review.
Gentrification is defined by Merriam-Webster as "the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents." It derives from gentry, meaning "aristocracy," and ultimately from the Old French word for "noble" or "high-born." Spike Lee denounced the economic and cultural consequences of more and more white people moving into predomina
The Hollywood powerhouse, who famously makes his home in Brooklyn, N.Y., and whose 40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks has produced more than 35 flicks since 1985, reveals how he felt that the New York Knicks failed to snatch up NBA superstar LeBron James. “I was not disappointed. Because, if somebody doesn’t want to be here, then you don’t want’em. But I will go to my grave thinking they concocted this thing two years ago. This thing was rigged, and they made it work. So I
As the title clearly states, Afronerd Radio was unfortunately preempted last week (two shows....apologies) but we're back-unshaken and unstirred! Pull up a seat this Wednesday at 7:30pm (just 30 min. later this broadcast) and listen to Dburt and The Captain utilize their sonic scalpels to dissect the following current event laden topics: famed filmmaker, Spike Lee causes a ruckus over recent controversial comments centered on gentrification in the inner city; Jeopardy conte
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