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How ‘Native Son’ Production Team Re-Created Depression-Era Chicago

How ‘Native Son’ Production Team Re-Created Depression-Era Chicago

When HBO Films bought the world-premiering “Native Son” earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, it felt that the movie, based on Richard Wright’s seminal 1940 novel of the same name, would
'Native Son' Proves How Little Has Changed for Black People in America

'Native Son' Proves How Little Has Changed for Black People in America

HBO's modern adaptation of Richard Wright’s 1940 novel shows the fears and anxieties that constrain so many Black people.
A New Adaptation of “Native Son” Reaches the Limits of What the Text Has to Offer

A New Adaptation of “Native Son” Reaches the Limits of What the Text Has to Offer

Troy Patterson reviews HBO’s “Native Son,” directed by Rashid Johnson and adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks, and compares it to previous film adaptations of Richard Wright’s classic novel.
Post-Black Artist and Director Rashid Johnson Breathes New Life Into HBO's Native Son

Post-Black Artist and Director Rashid Johnson Breathes New Life Into HBO's Native Son

A rock star of the modern art scene, Rashid Johnson has gained high marks for showcasing his multidisciplinary African-American style in his work, which includes painting, sculpture, photography,
Watch the Stars of HBO's Native Son Get Real About Surviving While Black

Watch the Stars of HBO's Native Son Get Real About Surviving While Black

Richard Wright’s Native Son has been resurrected. This time, HBO brought the novel to life with some of your faves: Sanaa Lathan, Ashton Sanders and Kiki Layne.Read more...
Union’s Beth Gibbs Talks Designing Costume for New HBO Film ‘Native Son’ & the State of Streetwear

Union’s Beth Gibbs Talks Designing Costume for New HBO Film ‘Native Son’ & the State of Streetwear

According to Elizabeth Birkett, better known as Beth Gibbs, stylist and creative director of LA streetwear mecca Union, Native Son protagonist Bigger Thomas is a different kind of cat — the kind of
Moonlight’s Ashton Sanders gives a hauntingly dark Native Son some 21st-century texture

Moonlight’s Ashton Sanders gives a hauntingly dark Native Son some 21st-century texture

Adapting Richard Wright’s 1940 novel, Native Son, to the big screen in the 21st-century was always going to be a monumental feat. The controversial story had already been actualized on the big screen
Here’s What’s Coming to and Leaving HBO NOW in April

Here’s What’s Coming to and Leaving HBO NOW in April

HBO has unveiled the list of films and TV shows that will be newly available to the streaming service HBO NOW in April, as well as those that will be departing. For those unaware, HBO NOW is the
8 Ashton Sanders ’Fits That Prove He’s Already a Hollywood Style Icon

8 Ashton Sanders ’Fits That Prove He’s Already a Hollywood Style Icon

At just 23 years old, Ashton Sanders has achieved a lot in a short time. After appearing in 2015 NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, he broke out in 2016 as a teenage Chiron in the Oscar-winning
TV News Roundup: ‘Life in Pieces’ Sets Season 4 Premiere Date on CBS

TV News Roundup: ‘Life in Pieces’ Sets Season 4 Premiere Date on CBS

In today’s TV news roundup, CBS set a new premiere date for season four of “Life in Pieces,” and HBO announced the release date for its upcoming drama series “Native Son.” CASTING As season two of
‘Native Son’ Trailer Shows Ashton Sanders in HBO Adaptation of the Acclaimed Novel

‘Native Son’ Trailer Shows Ashton Sanders in HBO Adaptation of the Acclaimed Novel

HBO has released the Native Son trailer. Directed by Rashid Johnson from a screenplay by Suzan-Lori Parks based off the acclaimed novel by Richard Wright, the story follows Bigger Thomas (Moonlight’s
2019 Sundance Sales Lively Thanks to Amazon’s Deep Pockets and Bruce Springsteen

2019 Sundance Sales Lively Thanks to Amazon’s Deep Pockets and Bruce Springsteen

It may be cold at the Sundance Film Festival but the sales market is hotter than ever thanks to a combination of commercial titles and deep-pocketed streamers hungry for content. After sitting out
KiKi Layne & Sanaa Lathan Attend 'Native Son' Dinner at Sundance Film Festival 2019!

KiKi Layne & Sanaa Lathan Attend 'Native Son' Dinner at Sundance Film Festival 2019!

KiKi Layne and Sanaa Lathan are pairing up for pictures! The 27-year-old and 47-year-old co-stars were both in attendance at the Native Son Dinner during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Tupelo on
‘Native Son’ Review: A Strikingly Bold, Uneven Adaptation | Sundance 2019

‘Native Son’ Review: A Strikingly Bold, Uneven Adaptation | Sundance 2019

When Richard Wright’s novel Native Son was published in 1940, it was understandably met with a mix of acclaim and controversy. The book aims to not only chronicle the African-American experience, but
Sundance Film Review: ‘Native Son’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Native Son’

Big (Ashton Sanders), the central character of Rashid Johnson’s “Native Son,” is a twitchy existential brooder in his early 20s who styles himself like a thrift-shop literary gangsta. Tall and
Sundance: HBO Films Acquires ‘Native Son’

Sundance: HBO Films Acquires ‘Native Son’

HBO Films has acquired “Native Son” in advance of its Sundance Film Festival premiere on Thursday night. The news is surprising because the adaptation of Richard Wright’s famous novel entered the
2019 So Black: 10 Black Films and TV Shows Worth Looking Forward To

2019 So Black: 10 Black Films and TV Shows Worth Looking Forward To

As 2018 gets ready to make her final curtain call curtsy, 2019 is about to strut onto the stage with a fierceness rivaling your favorite diva. Read more...
Emil Wilbekin’s Native Son Will Change the Way Black Gay Men Are Represented in the Media

Emil Wilbekin’s Native Son Will Change the Way Black Gay Men Are Represented in the Media

Emil Wilbekin is a superstar journalist who intends to change the way black gay men are perceived and received in mainstream media. He intends to shift culture through his initiative, Native Son,