Tag: Sasha Charlemagne

Hips at Halftime Kickoff Super Bowl Debate
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Hips at Halftime Kickoff Super Bowl Debate

By Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter The Super Bowl has become a yearly pop cultural moment where an artist can take advantage of the millions of viewers in order to make a statement. As the most watched television event of the year, the Super Bowl allows for all who take part, from advertisers to musical acts,…

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ Highlights Love Amid Tragedy
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Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ Highlights Love Amid Tragedy

By Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter Melina Matsoukas, two-time Grammy Award winning director, is responsible for for the strikingly lush visuals we’ve seen in the music videos for Beyonce’s “Formation” and Solange’s “Losing You.” Bringing her signature, richly-colored style to the silver screen as the director of her first feature film was just as captivating as…

Perspective: Nigeria’s Historical Entry ‘Lionheart’ Disqualified From Oscars
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Perspective: Nigeria’s Historical Entry ‘Lionheart’ Disqualified From Oscars

By Sasha Charlemagne On Nov. 4, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences officially disqualified the Nigerian film “Lionheart” from 2020 Oscar consideration. The film, Nigeria’s first-ever entry, was disqualified from the International Feature category due to most of its dialogue being in English, Nigeria’s official language. The Academy’s ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ category…

In Conversation: ’29Rooms’  Creative Director Shares Insight
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In Conversation: ’29Rooms’ Creative Director Shares Insight

By Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter Olivia-Jené Fagon is the creative director behind one of an interactive art experience coming to DC on October 18th, Refinery29’s 29Rooms. 29Rooms was debuted in 2015 on Refinery29’s 10-Year Anniversary as a way to bring the popular brand to life for its audience in a tangible way. With 29Rooms citing…