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Sep 21st

Film review: Slumdog Millionaire

Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) was just one correct answer away from winning the grand prize of 20 million rupees on India’s version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” when the police decided to question him about his extraordinary string of luck. After all, no one ever lasted this long on the television game show before, and the producers doubted that this dirt-poor, uneducated orphan from the teeming slums of Mumbai could have achieved his unlikely feat without cheating.

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Naturi Naughton au naturel -- the Notorious interview

Naturi Naughton au naturel -- the Notorious interview

Naturi Cora Maria Naughton was born on May 20, 1984, in East Orange, NJ where she started singing in the choir at New Hope Baptist Church at just five years of age. She turned pro by 14, when she became a member of the girl band 3LW. The group soon signed with Sony/Epic Records and went on a nationwide tour while their debut album, entitled 3LW, went platinum, selling 1.3 million copies.

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Book review: Wellington Webb: The Man, the Mayor, and the Making of Modern Denver

Book review: Wellington Webb: The Man, the Mayor, and the Making of Modern Denver

“I arrived in the Mile High City in 1953 as a sickly, 100-pound, 12-year-old with asthma. Denver had a small, tight-knit Black community that comprised 11 percent of the population. So, not only were the odds against me in terms of growing from a skinny kid into a healthy adult, but also in terms of being African-American… in a mayoral [race].

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Book review: "Michelle: A Biography" by Liza Mundy

Book review:

They say that behind every great man is a woman who's willing to give him a goose in the posterior when he needs it most. Marc Antony had his Cleopatra. Henry VIII had his Catherine, Kathryn, Katherine, two Annes and a Jane. Harry would have been lost without Bess. Martin had his Coretta. And Barack has Michelle.

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A dialogue with Diddy: "A Raisin in the Sun" interview

A dialogue with Diddy:

By Kam Williams

The 38 year-old, multiple Grammy Award-winner is also widely-recognized as a music producer, performer and solo artist. On the big screen, he's previously appeared opposite Halle Berry as her husband in her Oscar-winning performance in Monster's Ball. Now, Diddy breaks new ground by both producing a TV adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" and reprising the lead role of Walter Lee which he brought to Broadway in the play's 2004 revival.
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Freshwater Road by Denise Nicholas offers fresh take on Civil Rights movement

Freshwater Road by Denise Nicholas offers fresh take on Civil Rights movement

Sensitively written and refreshingly honest, Denise Nicholas is a brave new voice in fiction. The Washington Post called Freshwater Road surely the best work of fiction about the Civil Rights movement since Earnest J. Gaine's The Autobiograhy Of Miss Jane Pitman.
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OPENING THIS WEEK: February 15, 2008

OPENING THIS WEEK: February 15, 2008

By Kam Williams

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film fun. For movies opening February 15, 2008. Definitely, Maybe; Jumper; The Spiderwick Chronicles; Step Up 2 the Streets; David & Layla; Diary of the Dead; Ezra.
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