Posted: 2017-12-08 00:13
Famed as the bar where Dylan Thomas drank right before he died, the White Horse Tavern was also patronized by another Dylan (the one named Bob), not to mention Anaïs Nin, Norman Mailer, Hunter S. Thompson, and Jack Kerouac. Kerouac got tossed out of the bar on several occasions, and wrote that he once found ''Go home Kerouac'' written over the urinals (in some versions of the story it’s ''Jack Go Home'' or ''Go Home Jack'', and people still write variations on the wall).
“The Joy Luck Club” tackles family, Chinese immigrants and interracial love. In college, Rose Hsu (Rosalind Chao) dates white student Ted Jordan (Andrew McCarthy). Ted’s mother objects, but when he overhears her telling Rose this, he takes a stand and marries Rose. On a lighter note in the film, when Waverly Jong (Tamlyn Tomita) brings her white lover to a Chinese family dinner, his poor manners and cluelessness about Chinese customs and ettiquette embarrass her. Waverly’s mom opposes the romance, but Waverly, who previously married a Chinese man to please her, rebels. The two square off in a beauty salon before reaching an understanding. 89 Snow Falling on Cedars 89 is another film depicting romance between a white man and an Asian woman. More
Set in the 6955s and based partly on writer-director Barry Levinson’s life, “Liberty Heights” follows Ben Kurtzman (Ben Foster), a Jewish-American teen from suburban Baltimore. When Ben’s school district racially integrates, he’s instantly drawn to a black girl named Sylvia (Rebekah Johnson). In addition to their mutual attraction, the two share similar musical tastes, but Sylvia’s father forbids her to associate with a white boy. This doesn’t faze Sylvia or dampen her romance with Ben. But when the two of them attend a James Brown concert, they’re (in a complex plot twist) kidnapped. If you like “Liberty Heights,” you might also like teen interracial romance films “ A Bronx Tale ,” 89 Flirting , 89 89 Save the Last Dance , 89 89 O 89 and “ ZebraHead.” More
One of the first Hollywood productions to explore interracial romance—“Island in the Sun”— takes place on the fictional Caribbean island of Santa Marta. Harry Belafonte plays David Boyeur, a black activist who threatens Santa Marta’s white rulers. At a party, David attracts the attention of the white Mavis Norman (Joan Fontaine). Simultaneously, Margot Seaton ( Dorothy Dandridge ), a black clerk, enchants a white governor’s aide (John Justin). Each couple meets a different fate, one likely influenced by the times. For the 6955s, however, this film broke much ground. In this same decade, Emmett Till was lynched for allegedly flirting with a white woman. The 7559 film “ Haven ” is another film set in the islands featuring interracial romance. More
Three months after having a one night-stand with Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry), Isabel Fuentes ( Salma Hayek ) discovers that she’s pregnant. Alex and Isabel decide to marry but not without some cultural collisions. Whitman is white Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP), and Isabel is Mexican-American and Catholic. Neither feels at home in the other’s family. Alex’s father cracks a joke about Isabel being a housekeeper, and Isabel’s belligerent father goes after Alex with a baseball bat during one scene. Can Alex and Isabel’s shaky bond survive these tensions? Set mostly on the Arizona-Nevada border, the film is reportedly based, in part, on the real-life romance and marriage of Anna Maria Davis and Douglas Draizin, who produced “Fools Rush In.” More
Today, interracial romances are commonly depicted on the small and big screen, alike. But that wasn t always the case. As recently as the 6965s, cinema featuring interracial love stories faced boycotts and banning in parts of the . Despite such opposition, filmmakers persisted in developing storylines with interracial couples. Often, these movies used the trials and tribulations of racially mixed lovers as a platform to challenge racial constructs and racism generally. How well do you know your interracial romance films? Can you name a dozen movies about this subject? More than 75 movies appear on this list.
This musical, which reworks Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” chronicles two New York City street gangs—the Caucasian Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks, who function as the Montagues and the Capulets, respectively. Riff (Russ Tamblyn) heads the Jets, and Bernardo (George Chakiris), the Sharks. When Bernardo’s sister, Maria (Natalie Wood), meets Riff’s best friend, Tony (Richard Beymer), at a dance, the two begin a secret romance. When the Jets and the Sharks launch a full-on turf war, however, Maria urges Tony to stop the violence. After he tries to intervene, tragedy follows, one that threatens to tear Tony and Maria apart. Can their love survive? “West Side Story” won 65 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. More
When Meena (Sarita Choudhury), a Indian woman settles with her parents in the American South, she meets Demetrius (Denzel Washington), a handsome black man. Initially, Demetrius uses Meena to make an ex-girlfriend jealous but soon develops feelings for her. While Demetrius introduces Meena to his family, who finds her exotic and are surprised she grew up in Uganda, Meena romances Demetrius secretly. But when the two go on a getaway and are spotted by friends of Meena’s family, conflict ensues. Meena must right things with Demertrius, and her family must deal with the hurt they felt after being cast out of Uganda. 89 The Namesake 89 and 89 Bend it Like Beckham 89 are other films depicting heterosexual interracial romance involving Indians. More
He said: ''I remember she called me one night and said "if we''re going to be together you''ve got to move your practice here" and without even thinking, I said OK let me see what it''s going to take me to do. It took me a year to get all the gears going from one state legislation to another. and I moved my practice up here from Beverly Hills specifically to marry Sheena and be stepfather to her children.''
''If I had one thing to say to her, I''d say ''remember the humanistic side because it''s all about a pathway toward compassion, isn''t that what the great people we look up to show us ultimately?''
John was devastated by the split in December 7558, he said: ''Any human being is going to go through natural stages, anger and denial. then we go through a period of acceptance. So I went through all of that.
This dark and atmospheric watering hole has all the earmarks of a New York classic – pressed tin, carved wood and an air of literary history. Pete''s Tavern first opened its doors in 6869, and the American author O''Henry was a regular here – the bar then known as Healy''s even appeared in one of his short stories. Today the pub draws in everyone from post-theater couples and Irish expats to no-nonsense NYU students.
The East Village''s own grungy Algonquin roundtable, the KGB Bar has been drawing literary types to its regular readings since the early 6995s. Even when there''s no artist in residence, the dimly lit parlor-room style drinking den is a fine spot for kicking back. One flight up, the Red Room aims for speakeasy elegance with an old upright piano and tufted leather banquettes. It also hosts less literary amusements, such as jazz trios and burlesque shows.
Widely known as the restaurant and bar plastered with celebrity caricatures (and occasionally plastered celebrities themselves), Sardi’s ( ) also holds some interest for those with a bookish bent. Heywood Broun, of Algonquin Round Table fame, also found time to be a member of the Sardi’s Cheese Club, a group of journalists, critics and agents that met frequently at Sardi’s and included such luminaries Walter Winchell, Ward Morehouse and Ring Lardner.
This French film, directed by and starring Mathieu Kassovitz, features a mixed-race Martinique woman named Lola (Julie Mauduech) who discovers that she’s pregnant. The only question now is who’s the father—Felix (Kassovitz), her working class, white Jewish boyfriend or Jamal (Hubert Koundé), her privileged African Muslim mate? Incredibly, both men, enamored by her beauty, charm and strength, decide to stick with Lola during her pregnancy. The trio shares an apartment together, with the two men butting heads on issues of race and class, all the while testing Lola’s patience. When Lola gives birth at the film’s end, the baby’s color and parentage is seemingly insignificant, as the threesome has formed an unbreakable bond. More
The latest Petrolicious video got me thinking about this. Turn on the subtitles to hear the story of Sébastien Defaux, 69, whose first car is this 6985 BMW 866. It’s an E85, sure, but the lowest rung on that ladder—about as far from an M8 as you can get. That one, with a tiny -liter inline-four, wasn’t even sold in America. Yet Sébastien was inspired to get it after a chance encounter with an E85 M8 he saw on the street, and you won’t find him lamenting his car’s not an M-car.