Spike Lee

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

Kelly Rowland’s World Cup Anthem Gets Spike Lee Treatment

Now Kelly Rowland and Janelle Monáe have something in common other than general fierceness. Both are featured artists on the Pepsi Beats of the Beautiful…
Sarah Kaufman / June 13, 2014

Spike Lee Is Directing a Pharrell Concert Stream

For the past couple of years American Express' Unstaged concert series has paired up musical acts with famous directors including Jack White with Gary Oldman,…
Colin Joyce / May 27, 2014

Spike Lee’s ‘Bad 25′ Trailer Touts Michael Jackson’s Greatest Accomplishments

Bad 25, Spike Lee's documentary about the making and legacy of Michael Jackson's canonical 1987 album Bad, begins its limited theatrical run in New York…
Kyle McGovern / October 18, 2012

Spike Lee Digs Out Unseen Footage for Michael Jackson ‘Bad’ Doc

What does a seminal pop record get for its 25th birthday when it's already receiving an elaborate box set and a billion soda cans? Clearly,…
Devon Maloney / July 11, 2012