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“There are known knowns. There are known unknowns. There are unknown unknowns. But there are also unknown knowns - that is to say, things that you think you know that it turns out you did not.” An intimate and insightful look into Donald Rumsfeld’s controversial political...

“I’m a guy who, fortunately, has good people around me and we just try to make some good music really,” says 23 year-old London native Kaleem Taylor. Quite an humble statement from someone whose immensely powerful voice gives off the feeling that he has wisely...

It’s clear that Pharoahe Monch has seen every side of the music industry since his time as one half of Organized Konfusion almost two decades ago. As a solo artist, his legacy is cemented as being one the greatest MCs to ever touch the microphone....

Films finding inspiration from video games have become synonymous with Hollywood’s current lack of creativity as 80s remakes for better or worse. For every success like Paul Anderson’s 1995 adaptation of Mortal Kombat, viewers have dealt with horrible video game-to-film conversions including 1993’s Super Mario Brothers, the surprisingly...

Director Denis Villeneuve re-teams with Prisoners star Jake Gyllenhaal for the chilling yet sensual thriller Enemy. Based on The Double by Portuguese writer Josè Saramago, there’s an air of confusion that works in the film’s favor. That notion extends to Enemy’s slowly shot opening scene involving some exclusive sex club and...

Before Beyoncé became Mrs. Carter and Kandi Burruss re-emerged as an Atlanta-based reality star, they both essentially represented the peak and unfortunate decline of one particular American musical staple: 90s R&B girl groups. Popular acts including Destiny’s Child, En Vogue, Xscape, SWV and TLC were...

Feeling halfway inspired by Rob Reiner’s cinematic adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery, Repentance is a serviceable psychological thriller that offers enough twist to keep things from turning formulaic. Anthony Mackie (Notorious, She Hate Me) stars as therapist/spiritual advisor Tommy Carter, a man who’s recently turned his brush with death...

VICTORVILLE • The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Victorville Station announced this week the start of its You Are Not Alone, or YANA, Program for seniors, handicapped or homebound people. According to a sheriff’s news release, the program will help ensure the safety of impaired citizens through...

New Jersey native and vibrant rapper/producer Christopher Porter, or C-Po for short, has been making much noise since making a hilarious parody of Sean Kingston’s “Beautiful Girls” entitled “Homicidal” several years ago. Since then, he’s gone on to release projects including debut album Music Impossible in 2009...

It’s been quite a successful time for Isaiah Washington past a particular 2007 controversy that almost derailed his time in Hollywood. Several years later, he’s back better than ever. For this year’s Pan African Film Festival, Washington’s production company CoalHouse Productions is showing off two films: Blue Caprice and BlackBird. Much has been said about Blue Caprice since it made it’s premiere last year at Sundance. A narrative inspired by the true events of the 2002 DC Sniper Attacks orchestrated by John Muhammad and Lee Malvo, Washington has earned critical praise for his role as the twisted father figure.

Then there’s BlackBird. Focused on the trials of an adolescence coming to terms with his homosexuality in the rural south, the film also marks the return of Academy Award winner Mo’Nique (Precious) to the silver screen after a long hiatus. Washington also co-stars. The Houston native hasn’t abandoned television however. Next March has Washington starring in CW Sci-fi drama The 100.

Between the many screenings shown at PAFF, Washington talks with The Script Lab about the reaction toward his performance in Blue CapriceBlackBird’s message and how he prepared for life behind the scenes as a producer.