CINEMA: CaribbeanTales, produced in partnership with Harbourfront Centre, is accepting submissions (until June 30) for its 2013 film showcase, which promises to celebrate an explosion of films from the Diaspora, with interactive workshops, screenings and networking sessions, from September 4 to 15 in Toronto. "An explosion of talent in images and sound is taking place across the region and the world," organizers explain in a new release. "Literally hundreds of filmmakers from the Caribbean and its Diaspora — Europe, North America, Africa, India, Lebanon, and on — are taking up the camera as powerful weapons for the expression of their unique voices, and many extraordinary film stories are being released." Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOOKSHELF: This month, quintessential style authority and Vogue Contributing Editor Andre Leon Talley offers Little Black Dress (Skira Rizzoli), a celebratory tribute to one of every fashion lover's most prized possessions. "For years Anna Wintour has turned to me when selecting her most important looks. When my best friends doubt their little black dresses, they call me on the telephone seeking reassurance," Talley writes in the book's introduction. "As Oscar Wilde wrote in his play An Ideal Husband, 'Men are the only authorities on dress.'" Above all, the publication speaks to the power of the style staple, long considered the zenith of elegance in any woman's wardrobe. "The power of [the little black dress] suggests dash and refinement," says Talley, "and signals today's concepts of luxury and modernity."