Tag: Glover, Donald

A Word With: Letitia Wright on ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and Not Singing With Rihanna

Don’t expect any spoilers from Letitia Wright. Whether she’s teaming up with the Avengers or slipping off to join Rihanna on a Donald Glover film set, her secret-keeping game is strong. After Wright, now 25, locked down the role of Princess Shuri in “Black Panther,” she saw major names like Michael B. Jordan and Lupita […]

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Streaming Movie Review: ‘Guava Island’ Review: Donald Glover’s Island Getaway Is a Casual Charmer

Even as details were finally released earlier this week about “Guava Island,” the secret project that Donald Glover debuted at Coachella in advance of its Amazon Prime premiere Saturday, there was some confusion as to what exactly it would be. It’s not a “visual album,” in the style of Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” or Janelle Monáe’s “Dirty […]

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Donald Glover’s ‘Guava Island’ Debuts After Coachella Set as Childish Gambino

“Guava Island,” a new 55-minute film starring Donald Glover and Rihanna, was released as a limited-time free stream on Amazon overnight Saturday, during Glover’s headlining set as Childish Gambino at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The mysterious project, which has been teased for months, features Glover as Deni, a singer hoping to bring […]

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At Coachella, the Real Action Is Happening Offstage

Merely headlining Coachella? You’re doing it wrong. These days, the festival’s biggest past and present stars are hacking it. From new films by Donald Glover and Beyoncé to a one-morning-only Easter performance by Kanye West, this year’s fest in Indio, Calif., comes with a shadow billing of bonus, semi-sanctioned content aimed far beyond the main […]

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‘Guava Island’ First Look: Childish Gambino’s Mystery Project With Rihanna Is Unveiled

When Donald Glover and the director Hiro Murai collaborate on a new project, expectations are naturally sky high. After all, Murai has directed many of the key episodes of Glover’s Emmy-winning series, “Atlanta,” as well as the music video for “This Is America,” the Grammy-winning song Glover recorded as his musical alter ego, Childish Gambino. […]

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Critic’s Notebook: Want to Be Heard During the Grammys? Maybe Stay Home

Ariana Grande didn’t attend the Grammys, but that didn’t stop her from being at the center of the conversation about — and around — the ceremony. On Friday she released an album, “Thank U, Next,” and a hot-button video for a new single, “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored.” And throughout Sunday, she found […]

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Can the Grammys Please Anyone?

The Grammy Awards are supposed to be music’s biggest party. But in recent years the show has also become a piñata for critics, activists and even major artists over a host of issues like race and gender — and, oh yes, music. The 61st annual show, to be hosted by Alicia Keys and broadcast live […]

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Critic’s Notebook: For Innovation at the Grammys, Look at the Best Music Video Category

Another year, another persistent worry that the Grammy Awards will once again fail to recognize boundary-pushing black performers. The nominations are led by Kendrick Lamar, Drake and a crop of female artists — a promising shift after years of complaints about a lack of diversity at the music industry’s big night. However, nominations don’t necessarily […]

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Kendrick Lamar Leads 2019 Grammy Nominees, and Women Dominate Major Categories

The rap stars Kendrick Lamar and Drake lead the list of nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards announced Friday, but right behind them is a crop of young and less heralded artists, notably women, after years of friction about diversity, including a major dust-up over gender representation after the last ceremony. The Instagram star turned […]

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The Best and Worst Moments of the 2018 Emmys

Advertisement ImageFrom left, Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson and John Legend performing the opening number of the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, which ran Monday night on NBC.CreditCreditChris Pizzello/Invision, via Associated Press By The New York Times Sept. 18, 2018 Did you hear the one about the Emmys’ being super […]

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