So did Natalie Portman dance in the majority of “Black Swan” or what? A better question might be: why does this matter so much? Granted, the tiny thespian had ballet training as a young sprite, and managed to transform her body into a ballerina’s perfect anorectic mien for the film. But why is it necessary to deconstruct the wonderful fable that is “Black Swan”? Doesn’t anyone remember a central component of film pleasure? That is, you must go into a film with a willing suspension of disbelief.
As Nya, a teacher in a tough inner city public school, Karen Pittman fights to keep her son from being swept into the school-to-jail vortex-the dreaded Pipeline-that carries off young men of color. Pittman says love for her character's son Omari (Namir Smallwood) is what drives the Lincoln Center drama. Omari attends a posh private school where his anger erupts during a teacher's unprovoked tirade involving Richard Wright's searing novel, Native Son. Physical violence results.
De'Adre Aziza, Hippolyta in Shakespeare in the Park's latest offering, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, is having a blast in the Bard's outdoor romp about love, sex and marriage. "It's fun," she said with a laugh before a recent rehearsal. "You know Shakespeare and his serious plays. I'd rather do comedy. What's better than making people laugh?" she asked. "It's not like playing Queen Margaret in a drama."
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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