Spike Lee

Eddie Murphy and Spike Lee in Conversation: Our 1990 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the October 1990 issue of SPIN. In the five years I've known Eddie Murphy, this interview was our…
Spike Lee / November 19, 2020

Watch the First Full Trailer for David Byrne’s American Utopia

A few weeks ago, a snippet of a trailer dropped for the upcoming film that chronicles David Byrne's American Utopia Broadway show that ran from October 2019 through…
Daniel Kohn / September 22, 2020

Spike Lee Shares 3 Brothers Short Film With George Floyd, Eric Garner Footage

Spike Lee took to Twitter last night to share a powerful video amid nationwide protests, as he blended footage of Eric Garner and George Floyd…
Brenton Blanchet / June 1, 2020

Run-DMC: Our 1988 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the May 1988 issue of SPIN. When the car wasn't at the airport to pick them up, they…
Scott Mehno / September 1, 2019

Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It Series Cancelled at Netflix After Two Seasons

Spike Lee's Netflix series She's Gotta Have It, based on his 1986 film of the same name, has been cancelled. The series' second season premiered…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 18, 2019

Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing Returning to Theaters for 30th Anniversary

Spike Lee's 1989 film Do the Right Thing celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, the classic film is coming to…
Rob Arcand / June 8, 2019

Spike Lee Did Not Hide His Feelings About Green Book Last Night

Last night, Spike Lee won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for his work on Blackkklansman, a film adapted from the memoir of a black police…
Maggie Serota / February 25, 2019

Video: The Killers – “Land of the Free” (Dir. by Spike Lee)

The Killers' video for their new single "Land of the Free" is a Spike Lee joint. Lee takes a documentarian approach to the song's protest themes, collaging verite footage…
Tosten Burks / January 14, 2019

Spike Lee Responds to Boots Riley’s Blakkklansman Critique

Last weekend, MC and Sorry To Bother You director Boots Riley shared a three-page scathing critique of Spike Lee's latest film Blakkklansman on social media. Among the allegations levied at…
Israel Daramola / August 24, 2018

Watch Spike Lee’s Video for Posthumous Prince Song “Mary Don’t You Weep”

Spike Lee has released a video for the Prince song "Mary Don't You Weep," a long-vaulted live recording which was released in June and is…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 22, 2018

Boots Riley Shares Pointed Critique of Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman

Boots Riley—musician with the Coup and the filmmaker behind Sorry to Bother You—has published a three-page critique of Spike Lee's latest film BlacKkKlansman. In the…
Rob Arcand / August 19, 2018

Spike Lee’s Blakkklansman Is Sharpest When It’s About the Movies

Spike Lee can only go big. There is no subtlety or secret message that flies over your head. It’s all right there,…
Israel Daramola / August 13, 2018

Watch the First Teaser for Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It Netflix Adaptation

While we were still in the throes of 2016, Netflix confirmed that it would produce the series adaptation of Spike Lee's first feature-length film, 1986's She's Gotta Have It.
Brian Josephs / June 26, 2017

Stream the Simpsons’ Hip-Hop Episode Featuring Beyoncé, Spike Lee, RZA, Common, More

If you missed it on Sunday, you can now stream the hip-hop-themed, Great-Gatsby-parodying Simpsons double-episode "The Great Phatsby" via Fox and Hulu. The episode…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 17, 2017

‘The Devil’s Working Overtime in Chicago’ — King Louie on the City’s Gun Violence Epidemic

Last Wednesday, December 23, King Louie, the 27 year old Chicago rapper credited with coining the term "Chiraq" back in '09, was shot in the…
Max Cea / December 29, 2015
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