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Poker Face, Harlem, Shrinking

Never fear, your streaming update is here: Geek Girl Riot gives you the lowdown on Poker Face, Harlem, Shrinking, and more new TV—joined by special guest Tim Gordon of Keeping it Reel with FilmGordon.

News Flashes 04.13.22: Remembering Gilbert Gottfried, The Harlem Festival of Culture, and The New York Subway Attack

Today we talk about the life of Gilbert Gottfried, a new Harlem Festival of Culture, and an update on the subway attack in Brooklyn. Remembering Gilbert Gottfried We lost a great comedian and perhaps one of the most distinguishable voices in the entertainment industry yesterday. Gilbert Gottfried died at 67 after battling type II myotonic dystrophy for a long time. This is a type of muscular dystrophy that is rare and has no cure. The disease led to heart problems that ultimately took his life. His family posted the announcement on their socials saying, “We are heartbroken to announce the… Read more »

RZA, Blu Cantrell, City High Rock Harlem

The RZA, Res, Blu Cantrell and City High braved the rain Tuesday in Harlem to kick off MTV’s VMA Music week with a free concert in Riverbank State Park. With the rain sputtering then picking back up, Res, who has just replaced Alicia Keys on the Maxwell tour, opened things up. Backed up by a live band, the 23-year-old Philadelphia native sang a few selections from her current LP, Ice King, as well as a soulful cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “If 6 Was 9.” Using just a DAT, Blu Cantrell performed a short one-two punch set of the dramatic ballad… Read more »

House Party, Awards Season, Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space with Tracy Heather Strain

Geek Girl Riot has a lot to celebrate this week: We raise a solo cup to House Party, before getting into Awards Season. We also chat with Tracy Heather Strain all about her film Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space. House Party The legendary House Party franchise has a fresh reboot with some familiar faces in 2023—and Sherin and Julian are here to get you hyped for it. Sherin says, “House Party is the movie you watch at a kickback. Gather a big group of friends, get your snacks ready, and prepare to talk back to the movie, but not… Read more »

Hollywood Iconic Trailblazer Cicely Tyson Passes at 96

Legendary stage and screen actress Cicely Tyson passed away yesterday at the age of 96. The announcement was made by her long-time manager Larry Thompson. Tyson was best known for portraying meaningful women of substance, clearing the path for so many women—and especially Black women—to follow, earning her a multitude of award wins and nominations. She has been nominated for 14 Emmy Awards and won two. Her win for the 1974 CBS telefilm The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman made her the first African-American to win for lead actress. The icon was also nominated for an Oscar in 1973 for… Read more »

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