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John Singleton

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Summer Break: The Best Houston Rap Albums/Mixtapes of 2013 So Far

    Here's our fitting conclusion to Summer Break, as these have been the must have mixtapes/albums to employ inside of your vehicle or headphones at all times. A few more are still on the horizon, so of course this list will have more context come December. But as far as 2013 so far is concerned...

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    MTV's Best Year: The Top 5 Videos of 1992

    In 1992, the recording industry was riding high. The compact disc had become a major success, with music lovers purchasing new albums and old releases in astonishing numbers despite the format's comparatively steep price tags. And the music-video juggernaut known as MTV was helping major labels to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Top 10 Films to Celebrate Black History Month

    In 1926 historian Carter G. Wilson began what was known as Negro History Week in an effort to make the African American story more prevalent in our culture's consciousnesses. The week evolved into an entire month-long celebration and promotion of African American history, which we recognize this mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Lil' Keke's 11 Favorite Gangster Movies

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. We'll incorporate the number five in there somewhere. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. ‚ÄčAs research for an upcoming music feature, we met up w ... More >>

  • Film

    August 24, 2006

    Idlewild

    OutKast's depression-era hip-hop musical has a loving respect for the Old South

  • Film

    March 23, 2006

    It's a Crime

    Spike Lee's Inside Man plots the heist of your moviegoing dollars

  • Home Entertainment

    December 22, 2005
  • Film

    September 8, 2005

    Call the Cops

    Stick it to The Man and avoid this slipshod, ugly mess

  • Film

    August 11, 2005

    Funky Bunch

    Mark Wahlberg stars in an odd remake that, oddly, isn't so bad

  • Film

    February 3, 2005

    The Hustle

    Why the biggest deal at Sundance was no big deal at all

  • Film

    November 20, 2003

    'Pac, Man

    The officially sanctioned Tupac Shakur biopic emerges, and it's quite money

  • Film

    May 29, 2003

    Think Different

    Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?

  • Film

    January 23, 2003

    Year of the Woman

    The big-screen dames of cinema 2003 will keep you watching

  • Calendar

    September 27, 2001

    Parks's Big Score!

    Gordon Parks paved the way for modern African-American directors

  • Film

    June 28, 2001

    Good Hood

    Baby Boy showcases Singleton's smart strides toward sensitive films

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    George's Jungle

    Author sees women and Europe surpassing men and New York as the prime exponents of black culture

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    An Open Mike

    He wants to castrate pedophiles and purge the courts of politics. He has assailed fellow jurists, lawyers and lawmakers. He's maverick Mike McSpadden, a tennis ace with a tomahawk tongue.

  • Film

    December 28, 2000

    Better in Pairs

    Generally a letdown, the year in film offered some well-crafted works that are best viewed as double features

  • News

    April 16, 1998

    Tales From the IRS

    Three stories of taxman terror

  • Film

    April 2, 1998

    Oys and Girls

    Renee Zellweger as an Orthodox Jew? A Price Above Rubies proves the actress's worth.

  • Film

    January 12, 1995

    B.S. 101

    John Singleton's Higher Learning fails to make the grade

  • Film

    May 5, 1994

    The Second-Movie Itch

    Two black filmmakers try new territories, with mixed results

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