Category: Мистецтво

DaBaby Pays Tribute to George Floyd at BET Awards

DaBaby Pays Tribute to George Floyd at BET Awards

Performing as a police officer pressed his knee on his neck, replicating the last moments of George Floyd’s life, multi-platinum rapper DaBaby rapped a verse from the Black Lives Matter remix of his hit song “Rockstar” at the BET Awards. Sunday’s show, a virtual event because of the coronavirus pandemic, featured a number of highly […]

Democrats Want John Wayne’s Name, Statue Taken Off Airport

Democrats Want John Wayne’s Name, Statue Taken Off Airport

In the latest move to change place names in light of U.S. racial history, leaders of Orange County’s Democratic Party are pushing to drop film legend John Wayne’s name, statue and other likenesses from the county’s airport because of his racist and bigoted comments.The Los Angeles Times reported  that earlier […]

‘The Simpsons’ Ends White Actors Voicing Characters of Color

‘The Simpsons’ Ends White Actors Voicing Characters of Color

“The Simpsons” will no longer use white actors to dub ethnic minority characters, the producers of the long-running animated series announced Friday.The decision includes a recurring character from the series, launched in 1989 — Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, a grocer of Indian origin voiced in the American version of the show by […]

Country Music Reckons With Racial Stereotypes and Its Future

Country Music Reckons With Racial Stereotypes and Its Future

When country singer Rissi Palmer was working on her debut album, she wanted a song like Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman,” a song that would introduce her and tell her story to fans.  On her 2007 debut single, “Country Girl,” she celebrated her country roots while explaining that she didn’t have […]

Russian Court Finds Director Serebrennikov Guilty of Fraud

Russian Court Finds Director Serebrennikov Guilty of Fraud

A Moscow court on Friday convicted acclaimed Russian theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov of fraud, in a long-running case that critics have slammed as fabricated.The judge ruled that Serebrennikov, 50, and two co-defendants were guilty of misappropriating 129 million rubles ($2 million) of state funds that financed a theatrical […]

Kanye West to Bring Yeezy Brand, But Not Sneakers, to Gap

Kanye West to Bring Yeezy Brand, But Not Sneakers, to Gap

The rap superstar will design adult and kids’ clothing that will be sold at Gap’s stores next year. Yeezy is best known for pricey sneakers that sell out online quickly. But Yeezy footwear, made with sneaker company Adidas, won’t be sold at Gap stores.San Francisco-based Gap Inc., whose sales are […]

Dixie Chicks Drop ‘Dixie’ from Name with Release of New Protest Song

Dixie Chicks Drop ‘Dixie’ from Name with Release of New Protest Song

Country music trio The Dixie Chicks are now just The Chicks, joining other artists and companies who have recently altered their brands to discard names that connote racism or slavery.  The Chicks’ release of a new protest song Thursday came with new social media handles, a new website address and […]

NYC Judge Rejects Trump Family Effort to Halt Tell-All Book

NYC Judge Rejects Trump Family Effort to Halt Tell-All Book

A New York City judge on Thursday dismissed a claim by Donald Trump’s brother that sought to halt the publication of a tell-all book by the president’s niece, saying the court lacked jurisdiction in the case.  Surrogates Court Judge Peter Kelly said the claims were not appropriate for his court, […]

‘Antebellum’ Brings Racial Justice Call to Reopened Theaters

‘Antebellum’ Brings Racial Justice Call to Reopened Theaters

Back in March, filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz gathered their artist friends and a few journalists at Manhattan’s members-only social club, Soho House, for a screening of their first feature-length project, “Antebellum.”They wanted a constructively critical reaction ahead of the planned spring release of the film — a psychological […]

Disney Delays Southern California Theme Park Reopenings

Disney Delays Southern California Theme Park Reopenings

Disney is postponing the mid-July reopening of its Southern California theme parks until it receives guidelines from the state, the company announced Wednesday. Disney had hoped to reopen Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in Anaheim on July 17 after a four-month closure due to the coronavirus. But the state has […]