Category Archives: movies

From the Archives: At WSJ on Susan Fales Hill

I miss the old WSJ Greater NY section. Uptown Girl Turns Writer About Town By Martin Johnson Updated July 27, 2010 12:01 a.m. ET Parties to launch first novels are often hard-scrabble affairs in spartan settings serving inexpensive wine. But … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Noah Preminger

‘Preminger Plays Preminger’ Review: Movie Music for Non-Cinephiles Saxophonist and composer Noah Preminger is not a film buff, but his latest release draws inspiration from director Otto Preminger. Saxophonist and composer Noah Preminger PHOTO: ANNA YATSKEVICH By Martin Johnson Feb. 19, 2019 … Continue reading

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The Do Over: Holiday Edition

Is 56 the new 26?  It seems that way for me as my current professional and existential quandaries mirror the ones I faced 30 years ago.  These posts are a series of ponderings trying parse the difference between now and … Continue reading

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Dear White People…

Dear White People, I’m almost 56 and half years old or to put it another way I’ve been on the planet for 677 months or 2934 weeks.  And for each and every unit of those times, I’ve been Black or … Continue reading

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At The Root on Roots

I watched a lot of TV last week. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/05/tv-review-did-we-really-need-a-roots-remake-no-but/

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An Interesting Week at The Root

After a slow month, I got back into the groove at The Root with features on food, film and business. On Melba Wilson on Melba’s, her new cookbook, how soul food is the basis for American comfort food and how … Continue reading

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At The Root on Four Emerging Black Filmmakers

One of the best assignments I’ve had in 2016 so far was from the The Root.  It was a series of profiles of emerging African American filmmakers. I don’t know if it was in response to #oscarsowhite, but it functioned … Continue reading

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