Viola Davis Delivers Oscar-Winning Performance in Adaptation of August Wilson Classic

Back in 1987, Fences won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. The August Wilson classic, set in the Pittsburgh in the Fifties, chronicled the day-to-day struggle of a blue-collar, African-American family. The production was brought back to Broadway in 2010, and it landed the Tony for Best Revival in addition to ones for Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories.

R.I.P. Hurricane

R.I.P. Hurricane ~ Amy Lignor Rubin “Hurricane” Carter: that was his name. Being a middleweight boxer was his game. But the headlines this morning are not speaking as much about his boxing career as they are the murder convictions that kept him in prison for almost twenty years.   To get it out of the […]