Charlie (played by Hugh Jackman) is a down on his luck, washed-up, ex-fighter who now spends his time piecing together low-end scrap boxing robots, dragging them from one venue to the next to compete in underground matches. Come to find out, Charlie’s got an 11-year-old son he never knew about. Charlie now finds himself with a new tag along, Max, in a last ditch bonding effort before turning over custody. “Real Steal” is a feel-good story with a few surprises that the whole family can appreciate it (don’t worry mom, Charlie’s shirtless scenes turn boys’ toys into a chick-flick in a heartbeat!).
One of the most popular aspects of Comic-Con is science fiction. Many of the fans who flock to theColumbus event to see iconic actor Billy Dee Williams will do so because of his iconic role as Lando Calrissian in “The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Return of the Jedi.” Williams is one of a select group of African-American actors who have broken color barriers by appearing in science-fiction movies. The following is a look at some of the other Black actors who have also ventured into a galaxy far, far away.
The Dance of Theatre of Harlem (DTH) was founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and the late Karel Shook in response to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. Mithcell and Shook envisioned DTH that would promote cultural understanding through dance and education.
For Ebonee Monique, it’s fun to write from different perspectives while the overall theme running through all of her stories is we are all prone to make mistakes.
Recently, The Inkwell, had the opportunity to chat with Ebonee Monique to discuss reading, writing, and her journey as an author.
“It’s been a world whirl,” she said, when asking to describe her life since releasing her first book. “Every year since “Suicide Diaries,” I’ve consistently put a book out. It’s been an experience.”
Books for young and reluctant readers
Recommended Children Books:
Spider Sense Spider Man: Sandman Strikes by Jeanine Le Ny/Illustrated by Andie Tong
So you thought little ones from toddler age to Pre-K had to wait to enjoy comic books. Twenty First Century style authors are bringing the famous Marvel comics to picture books. Enjoy many famous Marvel characters in the picture books section of your local library.
Vesta Williams was a central Ohio native. She was born Mary Vesta Williams on Dec. 1, 1957, in the small town of Coshocton, about an hour southeast of Columbus. She was discovered dead in a Los Angeles hotel on Sept. 22 at the age of 53. I always felt a connection to Vesta, not only because of her Ohio roots, but because she was one of those entertainers who had the ability to make fans feel like you knew her.
Ledisi is touring in support of her new album, “Pieces of Me.” Born in New Orleans, Ledisi (whose name means “to bring forth”) in Nigerian, has been singing professionally for most of her life. She started at age 8, performing with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra. Her mother was also a singer who sang in local bands.