March 17, 2009
Chris Blackwell put Jamaica on the musical map, helped shepherd in the golden age of British rock, lit the fuse on Bob Marley’s Rasta uprising, and launched u2 into the stratosphere, transforming the music business in the process. As the label he founded, Island Records, celebrates its 50th anniversary, he surveys what he hath wrought.
December 22, 2008
Gwen Ifill was chosen to moderate the 2008 vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin, which stirred some controversy when it became known that she was in the process of writing her first book, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama, to be released on inauguration day.
November 29, 2008
Toback’s main obsessions-sex, drugs, and the odds-inform his movies. So it’s no surprise that his latest film, Tyson, a documentary on embattled former heavyweight-champion boxer Mike Tyson, is about all of those things.