Windfall stylist and costume designer Megan Gray explains how she crafted this very specific outfit. By Diedre Johnson Let’s say you’re a costume designer, and you have to style one single look for an actor to wear for an entire … Continued
Our Kind of People is Fox’s latest soap opera in the vein of the guilty pleasure of Empire, but it seems doubtful it will ever have that kind of impact. Here’s why. By Diedre Johnson Empire was, in this writer’s opinion, prime-time … Continued
The Harder They Fall actor wrote a heartwarming tribute to the beloved movie idol. By Diedre Johnson On Thursday, Jan. 6, film legend Sir Sidney Poitier passed away at 94, leaving behind generations of fans he’s inspired over his historic, decades-long career. … Continued
If you didn’t know them before, you likely know their names now: Nat Love (Jonathan Majors), Bill Pickett (Edi Gathegi), Bass Reeves (Delroy Lindo), Jim Beckwourth (R.J. Cyler), Rufus Buck (Idris Elba), Cherokee Bill (LaKeith Stanfield) and Stagecoach Mary (Zazie … Continued
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Broadcast Trailblazer Continues Winning Tradition of Hit Shows By Diedre Johnson NBC is as old as television itself — proof that it’s possible to be enduring and cutting-edge at the same time. Throughout its history, the legendary broadcast network has … Continued
By Diedre Johnson for Black Girl Nerds Let’s not start this by saying this is not your grandmother’s (or your great grandmother’s) Perry Mason, because, actually it is. HBO’s prequel of Erle Stanley Garner’s mysteries is set in a visually … Continued
For six seasons Jesse Spencer’s starred as the stoic, sexy but emotionally sensitive firefighter Matthew Casey on Chicago Fire, now heating up Sundays on FOX8. It all seems a long way from his US breakthrough role as Dr Robert Chase on hit series House, and even farther from his stint as young Billy Kennedy on Ramsay Street from the mid-’90s.
Phillip Boutte Jr. is part of the team behind the tribal, yet tech, costumes we see in box office smash Black Panther. Boutte drew illustrations and collaborated with costume designer Ruth Carter to create the garments worn by heroes and villains alike in the fictional East African nation of Wakanda.
12 questions with black-ish’s Tracee Ellis Ross By Diedre Johnson She’s one of world-renowned singing icon Diana Ross’s three daughters from her first marriage. But Tracee’s been a star in her own right for some time. She’s currently starring … Continued