9 Things I Learned (and One Thing I Didn't) From Robert Townsend's Fun and Informative Documentary, The Making of The Five Heartbeats 

On Monday night, I went to check out the documentary dedicated to the creation of the classic Robert Townsend movie The Five Heartbeats. Full disclosure: The Five Heartbeats is my second-favorite movie of all time. Coming to America currently occupies that No. 1 slot, but it’s really more like 1 and 1a.

An Ode to Scamming and NYC: Rapper Awkwafina on the Diversity and Strength of Ocean’s 8

If Paris is the City of Lights, then New York is the City of Hustle. Perhaps no other city in the world is so emblematic of competition and drive—the Frank Sinatra-era mantra, “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere,” indelibly imprinted into the city’s ethos no matter which borough or which avenue you find…

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