Good Hair

Part Two: October 2009 | 8 Sep 2009 // 4:00 PM

The banquet continues to get bigger during this equally elephantine cinematic salad course. Everything, from another unnecessary helping of serial killer Jigsaw to a pair of takes on two famous literary classics turn up this month. So do the standard spook shows, Romcoms, stunt spectaculars, and other familiar (if often tasty) samples of celluloid cuisine.


Obsessing About Black Beauty Never Goes Out of Fashion | 14 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM

The year 2009 saw no shortage of jumping-off points for wrestling with how black folks regard their visages, how everyone else regards black visages, and how we all negotiate the distance between the two.


Good Hair | 7 Mar 2010 // 3:00 PM

Chris Rock embarks upon a comical/serious inquiry into the supercharged waters of black' hair that strays into arenas of beauty and racial identity.


'Good Hair' Offers Great Insights, Comedy | 23 Oct 2009 // 6:30 AM

In his new documentary, Chris Rock takes on a very controversial subject. No, it's not about race, though ethnicity and cultural factors do enter into


Chris Rock: Forever in a hard place | 12 Oct 2009 // 2:00 AM

CHICAGO — Chris Rock, one of the most successful comedians on the planet, is pretty much in constant pursuit of peace of mind. "I worry about

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The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

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"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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