Arts & Entertainment


'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed “Black Panther” to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark.

British art gallery finds home for new branch in Harlem

Harlem is 4,000 miles away and five hours behind Bristol, England, but for Richard Scarry and his partners, Chippy Coates and Celine Gauld, who just opened up FACTION Art Projects on Frederick Douglass Boulevard, they feel much closer.

Washington Women in Jazz celebrates women artists in March

If you’re looking for a great jazz festival right in your back door, the Washington Women in Jazz Festival will take place all over the Washington, D.C. area from March 10 to March 18.

BroadwayCon 2018: Curtain up on fabulous!

BroadwayCon 2018 was a total blast at the Jacob Javits Center Jan. 26 to Jan. 28.

An interview with Douriean, Wakanda’s metalsmith

“Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter found Douriean. As the costume designer on the groundbreaking “Black Panther” movie, directed by Ryan Coogler, Carter’s already legendary status might reach another level altogether.

Prepping for the ‘Black Panther’ party

“Got my Black Panther tickets! Can’t wait! Loved the trailer. So, you know comics. What’s it actually about?”

“Black Panther” stars and creators reflect on its arrival

Fans, who bought a record-setting number of advance tickets, weren’t the only ones anticipating the Feb. 16 opening of “Black Panther,” Marvel’s historic first Black superhero film.

An evening of Otis

Harlem’s Apollo Theater recently hosted a celebration of Otis Redding.

Celebrating Mardi Gras somewhere other than New Orleans

Tourists and pop culture may have deemed New Orleans the American Mardi Gras capital, but that doesn’t mean it is our only option.

Black menus

Yes, we are all highly anticipating the release of “Black Panther” in Black History Month!

Talking SCHOP! Harlem’s own

I have known chef JJ Johnson for more than 10 years since he was the first chef at Nectar Wine Bar, an annex gathering spot to the then Harlem Vintage (not Vintage Harlem).

Spy women’s styles unfold on New York Fashion Week runway

For fall/winter ’18, Dan Liu, a women’s ready-to-wear designer, delivered a show-stopping collection to a well-attended audience of fashion insiders in a gallery space at Spring Studios in New York City.

Black designers kick off fall/winter ’18 Fashion Week

At these seasonal fashion shows, the show always begins long before the models hit the runway.

City of Newark to marry 47 couples in mass weddings on Valentine's Day

Wedding bells are ringing in Newark on Valentine's Day in Newark, 47 to be exact.

Obamas’ official portraits unveiled

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama re-emerged on the public stage Monday in Washington, only this time for an event that has nothing to do with politics.