Passing the Torch: From Don and Dick to Ryan and Nick

Pop culture icons like Don Cornelius and Dick Clark are irreplaceable. They will never be duplicated, their shadows are inescapable, and no one can fill their shoes. Each of them have flames that will burn forever. It is possible, however, […]

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Urban Legend: Cree Summer as Susie Carmichael from ‘Rugrats’

Rugrats character Susie Carmichael (voiced to perfection by Cree Summer) is a legend in urban culture.

Some children fear being the new kid on

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Urban Legend: Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in ‘Lady Sings the Blues’

I was a confused little boy. My mother and sisters were crying so intensely, I wondered if I should run to my

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Urban Legend: Morgan Freeman as Joe Clark in ‘Lean On Me’

Lean On Me character Joe Clark (portrayed to perfection by Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman) is a legend in

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Urban Legend: Jamie Foxx as Willie Beamen in ‘Any Given Sunday’

Any Given Sunday character Willie Beamen (portrayed to perfection by Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx) is a legend in urban culture.

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Urban Legend: Bugs Bunny as Hare Jordan

This is the story about how Bugs Bunny became a legend in urban culture.

Bugs was asleep in his rabbit hole quarters when a

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Urban Legend: Bernie Mac as Frank Catton from ‘Oceans 11’

Bernie Mac often made people cry. The late Chicago native stand-up comedian and actor brought millions tears of joy with his brand of boisterous,

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Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Stir Crazy’

‘Stir Crazy,’ the outrageously funny film starring comedians Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, marked the comedic duo’s first movie pairing since 1976’s Silver Streak.

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Film Review: ‘The Revenant’

The Revenant is an exceptional film, based on the story of real-life frontiersman Hugh Glass. Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu brings this incredible tale to

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