Situationships, Sex And Shenanigans: Our Predictions For Season 3 Of ‘Insecure’

Aramide Tinubu - July 16, 2018

After an emotionally tumultuous and eye-opening season 2 of Insecure, the critically acclaimed series is set to drop its third season on August 12. This time it looks like Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) are entering their dirty thirties with the same ol’ shenanigans. Season 2 was the final nail in the coffin in Issa and Lawrence’s (Jay Ellis) relationship, and from what Ellis has …

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HBO ‘King In the Wilderness’ Executive Producer On The Film And Examining Dr. King’s Final Years

Aramide Tinubu - April 2, 2018
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It’s been fifty-years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated leaving an unfulfilled dream, a blueprint for humanity, a turbulent country, and a furious race of people behind. In these past five decades, Dr. King has been immortalized; hoisted up as an almost mythical being – a martyr of the Civil Right’s Movement. Though history has painted Dr. King in a certain light, his …

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Anna Deavere Smith On Her Extraordinary One-Woman Show, HBO’s ‘Notes From The Field’

Aramide Tinubu - February 24, 2018
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Everyone has a voice, but not all voices have platforms to be heard. It has been Anna Deavere Smith’s life work to share these voices and their stories with the rest of the world. The Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee is bringing her extraordinary one-woman show, Notes From the Field to HBO. Ahead of the film’s premiere, we sat down to chat about this masterful work and …

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Jess Hilarious on HBO’s ‘All Def Comedy,’ talking that mess and taking it all in (EXCLUSIVE)

Aramide Tinubu - December 28, 2017
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Jess Hilarious (née Jessica Robin Moore) is here for the mess, and we love her for it. The Baltimore native has risen quickly to the top of the comedy world — a male-dominated sphere with her jokes, roasts and outlandish entertainment commentary. Just a few years ago, she was studying mortuary science. Now, the Wild ‘n Out comedian appears in HBO’s Def Comedy Jam reboot, All Def Comedy. Ahead of …

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Interview: The cast & creators of ‘The Deuce’ on selling sex, the ’70s and misogyny

Aramide Tinubu - September 9, 2017

Sex is everywhere. From beverage commercials to lipstick ads, hardly anything in popular culture is sold without some semblance of eroticism embedded in it. Since the 1970’s, depictions of sex and sexuality have only gotten raunchier, more explosive and often exploitative. It’s a subject also now stands at the forefront of our society — and yet the way in which we discuss sex and more …

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Gbenga Akinnagbe talks HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ — a series on the porn industry’s rise in ’70s NYC (S&A Fall TV Preview)

Aramide Tinubu - September 8, 2017

George Pelecanos and David Simon — the dynamic team behind HBO’s The Wire and Treme have returned to television with a breathtaking drama. The Deuce is a ’70s set series that follows the rise and legalization of pornography in New York City’s Times Square, once termed ‘The Deuce.’  As always, the creators present a meaty and fully fleshed out cast, encompassing everyone from sex workers, cops, pimps, journalists, mobsters and beyond …

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Interview: Filmmaker Allen Hughes reflects on HBO’s ‘The Defiant Ones’

Aramide Tinubu - July 7, 2017
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How do two very different men — one Black, and the other Italian — from opposite ends of the country shift and bend the trajectory of the modern day music business? In his new comprehensive 4-part documentary, master filmmaker Allen Hughes explores the lives and careers of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine — both veteran music producers, executives and co-founders of Beats by Dre. The Defiant …

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Urbanworld First Look: Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ Is a Love Letter to Black Women

Aramide Tinubu - September 25, 2016

Some weeks ago, I logged into Facebook and became enraptured by a status an old college friend had recently posted. It read, “I trust Black women more than any other group of people.” Initially, I thought nothing of it, since it also rang true for me, but as I scrolled through the comments under the post, it was clear that my brown skin girlfriend had …

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Review: David Oyelowo is Breathtakingly Brilliant in HBO’s ‘Nightingale’

Aramide Tinubu - June 1, 2015

It takes a great deal of courage to embark on a solo performance; a one-man cast with a singular location. It’s such a vulnerable experience for the actor, giving himself over the character and that character’s experiences entirely.  Often it doesn’t work; the audience is unable to remain enamored with the story. However, when it does work, when the actor becomes infused in the character …

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