Pam Grier

  • Film

    August 7, 2014
  • Film

    January 3, 2013

    Defending Tarantino

    What critics who attack the director's borrowings miss.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Remake My Day

    ​When it comes to movie remakes, I always think of Die Hard. Specifically, this Alan Rickman line: Sooner or later, I might get to someone you do care about! Granted, he was trying to force McClane to tell him where his detonators were, but the same sentiment applies to "reimagining" our fav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Beyonce Meets Bettie Page In Steamy New Video

    "Why Don't You Love Me" - Beyoncé from Beyoncé on Vimeo. Holy smokes. Have you seen the new Beyoncé video for "Why Don't You Love Me"? It is, shall we say, steamy. Maybe even steamier than "Single Ladies (Put A Ring on It)". First Beyoncé swiped choreography from Bob Fosse. Now she's finding ins ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 11, 2010

    The Art of Cool

    The CAMH features a fascinating, talented and not easily categorized artist.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    This Week In Beyonce: B Acts... Like What?

    Rocks Off can't argue with the fact that Beyonce Knowles is a stone-cold fox when she gets on the microphone and belts out a song, dripping in glitter and wearing a barely-there outfit. Her voice is at once menacing and thundering, but also femininely fragile. Plus she has to be super-cool behind th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    For February: The Five Best Blaxploitation Epics

    It's Black History Month, when America commemorates Africa-American culture with Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reruns on TBS and wholly unpredictable jokes about Februrary being the shortest month of the year. Here at Hair Balls, we know that the 1970s marked the first point when the black community made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Thom Bell and the Sound of Brotherly Love

    While the ubiquitous songs of Detroit's Motown get anthologized and commercialized ad infinitum, and the critics salivate over the gritty southern soul of Memphis' Stax, the third great movement/label of '60s and '70s soul has always gotten short shrift. Until now, that is, with the release of the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2008

    Weekend Music: A Speeding Motorcycle and Lots More

    Despite the rash of festivals this weekend, those who prefer to confine their musical pursuits to indoors have precious little to complain about. Everyone who missed the late Infernal Bridegroom Productions' Daniel Johnston-inspired tour de force Speeding Motorcycle gets a second chance of sorts whe ... More >>

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    Sex, Drama and PMS

    Sapphic sisters gather at Chances for screenings of The L Word

  • Calendar

    October 21, 2004

    Beauty Secrets

    No one will be ready for your jelly when style diva Jenyne Raines is done with you

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    Playas on Parade

    Halloween brought out the inner pimp in all of us, but some playas dont go away after the holiday

  • Film

    August 26, 1999

    Deep Shallow

    Undercover cop film is underdeveloped, too

  • Music

    June 4, 1998
  • Music

    January 22, 1998
  • Film

    December 25, 1997


    Jackie Brown shows Tarantino looking for direction

  • Film

    August 8, 1996
  • Film

    May 30, 1996
  • Film

    March 21, 1996

    Talk It Up

    Spike Lee works the phone-sex lines, but loses his connection