On the tenth episode of my Highly Relevant podcast, I had a chance to chat with Brian Tyree Henry, a.k.a. Paper Boi on FX’s Atlanta. We spoke mainly about diversity in the arts, but we did get to the nitty gritty on the prolific usage as of late of the word ‘nigga” in television and film (music has been like that from the beginning). Aren’t we trying to eliminate the word from our vocabulary? We also conversed on his pal Donald Glover’s casting in the new Star Wars movie, his first encounter with him, his character Paper Boi, the show’s appeal, his view on Latino culture, Broadway’s lack of minority storytelling and why Gina Rodriguez is so hot to him. Read on or listen to the interview!Read More
On this 10th episode, I chat with the one and only Brian Tyree Henry (a.k.a. Paper Boi) of one the most acclaimed TV shows on right now – FX’s ATLANTA. We discuss everything from the reasons why the show is resonating with viewers, the new golden age of black pop culture, his affinity to Latino culture, why Broadway still lacks diversity compared to film and TV and a passionate discussion on why the use of the ’N’ word in today’s arts and culture landscape is okay with him. That plus a look at why the website Quartz decided to create a Spanish language newsletter with its senior editor Gideon Lichfield as well as horror film recommendations for this Halloween.
Had a chance to join Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on the TODAY show this morning to discuss Justin Bieber’s concert meltdown… again, Donald Glover’s headline news of being cast in the new ‘Untitled Han Solo’ project and talk on how Tyler Perry beat Tom Cruise at the box-office.
One of the more anticipated films of 2015 is The Martian, starring Matt Damon and is directed by none other than the master of the sci-fi genre, director Ridley Scott. The trailer has just dropped from 20th Century Fox studios and it looks thrilling, suspenseful and visually incredible.Read More