Daily Archive: November 2, 2012


Kung Fu dreaming: The evolution of RZA

by Cornelius A. Fortune When it comes to the worlds of hip-hop and Kung fu movies, there’s a shared creative real estate. Just ask Wu-Tang Clan’s mastermind, RZA. But he’s come a long way since producing those albums. His résumé has included movie scores, acting, technical film work, and now his directorial debut with the film “The Man With the Iron Fists.” RZA STARS in “The Man With the Iron Fists,” an action-adventure inspired by Kung-Fu classics as interpreted by Quentin Tarantino’s longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth. Making his debut as a big-screen director and leading man, RZA, – alongside a stellar international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu, – tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero in nineteenth-century China who must unite to destroy the clan traitor who would destroy them all. —(Photo/Chan Kam Chuen)


Is Stern best commissioner in sports?

by Jim LitkeAP Sports Columnist During the ring ceremony on opening night in Miami, a microphone picked up NBA Commissioner David Stern telling LeBron James, “I’m proud of you.” No doubt. NBA Commissioner David Stern speaks during a basketball news conference following Board of Governors meetings in New York, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Stern announced he will retire on Feb. 1, 2014, 30 years after he took charge of the league. He will be replaced by Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


A change is coming

by Phillip Singleton I believe Abe Lincoln said it best, “Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” This year, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has showed the character of a great politician despite lame-duck-gridlocked partisan politics throughout the nation. PHILLIP SINGLETON