Indie film "Night Catches Us" writer/director Tanya Hamilton, whose debut film opens at The West End Cinema today, worked on the film for nearly 10 years before it was brought to the big screen. She dished to Niteside about the film, the Black Panther movement and what it has taught us.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
|Mike Mosettig and Ambassador Gary Doer|
The odds that the Ambassador of Canada could be seen strolling through the State Department with an over-sized Winnie the Pooh in tow decked in Canadian Olympic mittens are probably very slim; but that was the case on Monday afternoon when Gary Doer went to a meeting with Hillary Clinton and on advise of staff he appropriately brought a toy for tots. “It was a very constructive meeting,” he relayed to guests at his Christmas party following the meeting, albeit admitting the gawking that ensued to be awkward.
While the stylish and charming Ambassador, a popular figure on the diplomatic scene, gave warmth to a very chilly evening, it was indeed marred by the pending outcome of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke’s emergency surgery, of particular interest to media guests who were frequently checking their electronic devices. For guest Mike Mosettig, who works the Foreign Policy beat for Jim Lehrer of The Newshour, it was of particular importance.
Yesterday, Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs issued condolences on behalf of the Canadian Government.
“Canada worked very closely with Ambassador Holbrooke in his role as special advisor on Afghanistan and Pakistan to find meaningful, durable solutions to problems in this troubled region. His recent efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan are an inspiration to all of us.
Mr. Holbrooke was a trusted friend of Canada. We valued his views and counsel on the many issues that brought Canada and United States together to promote our common values in a world fraught with conflict and fragility.”
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
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The former UK Prime Minister, attending a book party for his new tome "Beyond the Crash" with his wife Sarah Saturday night at The Jefferson Hotel, addressed his "involuntary" exit from office with typical British humor.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Filmmaker Alicia Sams, who documented President Obama's journey from the campaign trail to the White House, said the commander in chief walked into a "huge mess" when he began his tenure and he now appears more tired than he did on the trail. She dished to Niteside a day ahead of the premiere of her documentary "By the People: The Election of Barack Obama" presented by AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010