Spike Lee discusses the making of ‘If God Is Willing’ and ‘Da Creek Don’t Rise’

If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise, which premiered Aug. 23 on HBO, is his second four-hour documentary about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, following 2006’s Peabody Award–winning When the Levees Broke.

Consuela Lee, Jazz Pianist and Educator, Dies at 83

Consuela Lee, a jazz pianist who fought to establish an arts school for children in rural Alabama on the grounds of the moribund academy founded by her grandfather, died Dec. 26 in Atlanta. She was 83.