On the morning of August 30, 1961, nine African American students headed for the first day of classes at four all-white Atlanta high schools. They were shadowed by hundreds of reporters, dozens of police officers, and crowds of parents, politicians, and onlookers.
For nearly four decades, Southern Illinois University professor Dr. Jack Shaheen taught mass media classes during the day and at night toiled on books detailing how Arabs have been portrayed in popular culture. Thanks to Turner Classic Movies' month-long "Race and Hollywood: Arab Images on Film" festival this month, Shaheen now has millions of new students. The author of "Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People" helped to curate the festival and co-hosts the series with TCM host Robert Osborne each Tuesday and Thursday night throughout July.
In just three days this summer, the W Buckhead threw together a glamorous pool party at the hotel's Wet bar worthy of "Sex and the City" heroine Carrie Bradshaw herself.
Good news, Ewing family fight fans. If the 1 minute and 6 second sneak peek of next summer's TNT reboot of "Dallas" is any indication, sibling rivalry and imploding family units remain the chief export of Ewing Oil, even in the age of "Dr. Phil."
This just in: Atlanta-based TNT just announced it has renewed its ambitious sci-fi drama "Falling Skies" for a second 10-episode season to air in the summer of 2012. In a recent interview with Intel, "Falling Skies" actor Noah Wyle indicated he hoped for an early pick up for season two since producing the special effects-laden drama is a lengthy process with a lot of post-shoot CGI work. The show is produced by Dreamworks Television with Steven Spielberg serving as executive producer.