Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

The Best 30 Films of 2009 | 7 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.

The Best Female Film Performances of 2009 | 5 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

Some in the media would have you think it was a sparse year for women on the silver screen. One peak at this amazing list of 20 girl power performances will have you giving said sentiments a specious second look.


Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire | 6 Nov 2009 // 12:07 AM

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire is concerned with lasting effects -- on individuals and especially, on communities.


All Pain, No Gain: 'Precious' vs. 'The Road' | 23 Nov 2009 // 1:00 PM

Warning: Massive Spoilers Ahead

Is 'Precious' the Next 'Monster's Ball'? | 21 Nov 2009 // 1:00 AM

When it comes to Hollywood and representation of African-American women, I propose that the present decade might be viewed as beginning with Monster’s Ball (2001)

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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