Detroit redefined: city hires America’s first official ‘chief storyteller’

An image from Kathryn Bigelow’s new film Detroit, which some critics say mischaracterises the city. Photograph: Francois Duhamel/eOne

Irritated by the relentless focus on ruin porn, or pre-emptive stories about the city’s tech resurgence, Aaron Foley will attempt to offer a more nuanced portrait

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Forgotten Black Women of Early Hollywood are Saved from Obscurity in New Exhibition

Iris Hall as Eve Mason in “The Symbol of the Unconquered” (1920). USA. Directed by Oscar Micheaux | Courtesy of the California African American Museum

In the first half of the 20th century, black women were largely relegated to playing mammy and jezebel roles. A new exhibition reveals how as early as 100 years ago, independent black filmmakers presented complex portrayals of women of color.

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