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Lane, Anthony. “Blank Verse.” New Yorker LXIX, no. 24 (2 August 1993): 76–78.

Lane offers a negative assessment of Poetic Justice.

Leigh, Danny. “Shaft: The Melodrama.” Guardian (5 September 2000): 14.

Leigh discusses the turmoil that surrounded the filming of Shaft.

Nicholson, David. “Poetic Justice and Other Cliches.” American Visions 8, no. 4 (August 1993): 26–27.

Nicholson offers a negative assessment of Poetic Justice, calling the film “plodding and unfocused.”

Travers, Peter. Review of Poetic Justice, by John Singleton. Rolling Stone, no. 663 (19 August 1993): 81–82.

Travers offers a mixed assessment of Poetic Justice.

———. Review of Higher Learning, by John Singleton. Rolling Stone, no. 700 (26 January 1995): 66–68.

Travers offers a mixed assessment of Higher Learning, complimenting the film for being “confrontational,” but ultimately faulting the movie for being “seriously flawed.”

———. Review of Rosewood, by John Singleton. Rolling Stone, no. 756 (20 March 1997): 92.

Travers offers a mixed assessment of Rosewood.

Vognar, Chris. “Singularly Singleton.” Dallas Morning News (29 June 2001): J10.

Vognar discusses issues of masculinity in Singleton's films.

Wood, Joe. “John Singleton and the Impossible Greenback Bind of the Assimilated Black Artist.” Esquire (August 1993): 59–65, 108.

Wood recounts the obstacles and prejudices that Singleton overcame to become a successful African-American filmmaker.

Additional coverage of Singleton's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Black Writers, Eds. 2, 3; Contemporary Authors, Vol. 138; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 67, 82; DISCovering Authors Modules: Multicultural; and Literature Resource Center.

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