Let Us Celebrate Clair Huxtable, Feminist Icon, and The Cosby Show

As black women try to shake off tired tropes like the angry black woman, which the New York Times raised from its shallow grave yesterday, let's focus on The Cosby Show's career-driven matriarch that kicked ass at home and at work, Clair Huxtable. The show and the icon that actress Phylicia Rashad brought to life has… » 9/19/14 6:10pm Friday 6:10pm

A Raisin In The Sun: Sean "Diddy" Combs Doesn't Exactly Dazzle

Looking for something with more substance after last night's 3+ hour Oscar fest? A new, three-hour adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun — Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 tale of black mobility and racial discrimination in Chicago — premieres tonight on ABC, and the critics are (mostly) crowing. Starring Phylicia Rashad, Audra… » 2/25/08 1:30pm 2/25/08 1:30pm

At Sundance, Stars Dress Puffily, Poorly

The stars have been frolicking in the snow at the Sundance Film Festival all week, pretending to care about independent cinema and "art" and all those sorts of things. What they need to be focused on, though, is staying warm and wearing something — anything — other than Uggs and puffy jackets. Because frankly, with… » 1/23/08 10:30am 1/23/08 10:30am