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With ‘The Chi,’ Lena Waithe Heads Home in Search of the Real Chicago

With ‘The Chi,’ Lena Waithe Heads Home in Search of the Real Chicago

With “The Chi,” Lena Waithe, the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy series writing, has created a series about her hometown.
Review: In ‘The Chi,’ a Young Man Dies, and the Ripples Spread

Review: In ‘The Chi,’ a Young Man Dies, and the Ripples Spread

In “The Chi,” with Jahking Guillory, a murder sets in motion a story that will enfold a vast range of characters.
Critic’s Notebook: ‘The Good Fight’ and ‘The Chi,’ Near Neighbors and Worlds Apart

Critic’s Notebook: ‘The Good Fight’ and ‘The Chi,’ Near Neighbors and Worlds Apart

Audra McDonald (left) joins the cast of "The Good Fight" (starring Christine Baranski, right) for its second season.
How a $15,000 Movie Rallied a New Generation of Black Auteurs

How a $15,000 Movie Rallied a New Generation of Black Auteurs

Tracey Heggins and Wyatt Cenac in Barry Jenkins’s “Medicine for Melancholy.”
‘Boomerang’ Returns, as a BET Comedy

‘Boomerang’ Returns, as a BET Comedy

Lena Waithe, the Emmy-winning writer and actor, is one of the creators of “Boomerang,” a BET series that is a sequel to the 1992 film. “We pay tribute to the original,” she said. “But we are also
Lena Waithe: Why Aren’t Black Stars Funding Films by Black Auteurs?

Lena Waithe: Why Aren’t Black Stars Funding Films by Black Auteurs?

For our project on the future of movies, the writer and producer argues that “there’s a way for us to change the business from the inside out.”