Spielberg Has a Dream to Bring MLK Jr.'s Life to the Big Screen Steven Spielberg has signed on to make a movie about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. The DreamWorks project marks the first film to be authorized by King's estate. Spielberg has long wished to make a movie about the civil rights leader and he is determined to create "a story of undeniable power that we can all be proud of."
French photographer JR is known for his political art installations, but that doesn't mean every picture he captures is rife with controversial content. Sometimes, the message is more subtle. While JR may simply be showing us the gorgeous colors and patterns of the clothing on this line in Monrovia, Liberia, I, of course, will use the image to urge you to create your own fabric art installation in your backyard — on your clothesline.
The Morro da Providencia favela is one of Rio de Janeiro's most violent neighborhoods. A French photographer named JR went to the Brazilian neighborhood to take pictures of women related to the victims of violent clashes between police and drug traffickers. He then placed the pictures on the facades of the houses as part of his global project called "Women Are Heroes." By shooting women in their daily lives and posting them on the walls of their country, he hopes to reveal female dignity.
JR has brought his project to Sudan, Sierra Leon, Kenya, and Liberia, and will soon visit India, Cambodia, Laos, and Morocco. Through his work, he believes the story of these women will travel around the world. He says, "We went to see women who had struggle in their lives. When you hear the story you're like woah, maybe the person is dead inside. But then when you ask her to do faces, then you can see life."
To see a starkly realistic video trailer for the project, read more
Crooner Harry Connick, Jr. and his daughters, Georgia, 11 and Sarah, 10 caught some hoops over the weekend.
The trio attended the NBA All-Star Saturday Night at the New Orleans Arena. Dressed casually in denim, leggings and tees, the fresh faced brunette beauties look just as much like their handsome actor dad as they do their model mum, Jill Goodacre.
The music man and his wife also have a 5-year-old daughter, Charlotte. And, there certainly is no shortage of talent in this family's genes.