March 27, 2013
Adele, Louis C.K. and others make our list of black allies -- and wannabes with questionable motives.
by Henry Louis Gates Jr. onFebruary 26, 2013
The director tells our editor-in-chief about the idea for his next "resistance" film.
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar onFebruary 25, 2013
At Esquire, retired NBA star-turned-writer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes that while Quentin Tarantino's Django was great, it's not worthy of an Oscar nod.
by Aisha I. Jefferson onFebruary 22, 2013
Black Academy Awards Series: Precious filmmaker gets real on Django, Oscar nods and his fellow director.
by Lawrence D. Bobo onJanuary 9, 2013
Straight Up: 'Django Unchained' trashes the soft-pedaled depiction that American cinema has embraced.
by Salamishah Tillet onDecember 31, 2012
CNN contributor Salamishah Tillet writes that what makes Tarantino's lead character special also makes him problematic, if he's used as a stand-in for all African Americans.
by Tanya Steele onDecember 29, 2012
Tanya Steele writes at Shadow and Act that she watched Lincoln and Django Unchained in succession to get a better view of slavery as filtered through the imaginations of privileged white men.
December 26, 2012
Hear The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., chat with the Django Unchained director about the n-word and a possible sequel.
by Hillary Crosley onDecember 25, 2012
Quentin Tarantino's brutal film may center on a superhero slave, but any deeper meaning is arguable.
by Henry Louis Gates Jr. onDecember 25, 2012
In the last of a Q&A series, the director rejects the idea that Django fits into that old Hollywood trope.
Twitter goes in on Paula Deen after a report suggests that she's racist.
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