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“Maid” in Hollywood: America’s Love Affair with “The Help”

Two weeks ago, my daughter and I snuck into a screening of “The Help.” It was a Bonnie-and-Clyde operation. (We weren’t officially on the press list.)  What made risking embarrassment worth it is that my daughter wants to be an actress. And like any doting father, I’ve taken to nurturing her nascent interest in acting. … Continue reading

By the Way, Sanaa Lathan is Back on Stage

Sanaa Lathan has fashioned an enviable acting career going back to the 1990s. All hands down, her most beloved movie is Love & Basketball. Since then she’s amassed an impressive resume with a diversity of characters in film, television, and theater. Theater has been the recent focus of her career, a throwback to her training … Continue reading