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Obama Center Public Library Gets $5 Million Grant

The Obama Foundation has received a $5 million grant from the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for the planned Chicago Public Library branch of the Obama Presidential Center. We’ll still be waiting some time though, since Federal reviews for the center are still taking place and there’s a lawsuit trying to block construction.

Well, I’m Spooked!

A new trailer for the adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is here! The series, which terrorized generations of children, will be brought to the big screen August 9th thanks to the visions of Guillermo del Toro and André Øvredal. I’m already scared.

Barry Jenkins To Direct Film Of Alvin Ailey’s Life

Choreographer and activist Alvin Ailey’s life will be a film by Searchlight who just hired Barry Jenkins to direct. The Ailey organization, who owns the rights to Ailey’s choreography and  biography Alvin Ailey: A Life In Dance by Jennifer Dunning, gave full support to Searchlight for the film.