Reading Code in SHOW ME A HERO

Featurette The impact of a 1987 federal court order to build 200 units of public housing spread out in Easter Yonkers’ predominately white, middle class neighborhoods in Yonkers, NY is the impetus for the drama that unfolds in SHOW ME A HERO, a new HBO mini-series based on the 1999 nonfiction book of the same […]

David Simon’s “Show Me a Hero” premieres on HBO August 16

Featurette From David Simon (HBO’s “Treme” and “The Wire”) and Paul Haggis (“Crash”), the HBO Miniseries presentation SHOW ME A HERO debuts its first two parts back-to-back SUNDAY, AUG. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by two parts on both of the subsequent Sundays – Aug. 23 and 30 – at the same time. In addition […]

Eclectique Interview: Lolis Eric Elie, “Treme” the show, the cookbook, the food!

I became acquainted with Lolis Eric Elie when he was a writer for the New Orleans Times Picayunne and co-producer for the documentary “Fauberg Treme” that premiered on the PBS series “Independent Lens.” Lolis eventually became a writer and story editor for the HBO series “Treme” which, in the words of the series’ co-creator, David […]

That’s a Wrap….

HBO closed out the season of “Treme” with a special tribute to producer/writer David Eugene Mills, aka “Undercover Blackman” who passed away at the end of March of this year. Hat tip Camille Mosley-Pasley. Note: “Treme” received two Emmy nominations: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Original Music and Lyric for Steve Earle […]

November 4 and 9: Two Days That Shook the World

Note: This post has been updated. Correction: November 9 is considered the official day of the fall of the Berlin Wall; not November 3 when it was being chipped away. Today and Tomorrow/today November 4 and November 9 mark the anniversaries of two significant events in western history: The election of Barack Obama, the first […]