The spirit of the alt-weekly is still alive in Los Angeles
A conversation with Jennifer Swann, co-editor of The LAnd magazine.
I miss the old Kanye
The artist’s latest radio interview gave us glimpses of the West we used to love.
The latest conservative cause is getting pissed off about animal crackers
How sweet it is.
Bill Cunningham’s memoir traces a righteous pursuit of beauty
‘Fashion Climbing,’ the fashion photographer’s posthumous autobiography, is just as fun as you’d expect.
My day on an e-scooter turned me into an e-hole
The future may be here, but getting used to it takes some time.
Spotify’s song of the summer: a surprise to literally no one
Dedicating an entire platform to promoting one artist (Drake) really pays off for that artist (Drake).
Great! Another sports documentary about some dudes!
How long will it take major networks to make great sports documentaries about women?
Idris Elba deserves better than playing James Bond
Let’s treat his frequent denials of the role as a gift.
Revisiting the Monica Lewinsky-hosted dating show that was too weird to work
A history of 2003’s ‘Mr. Personality.’
Men are NFL cheerleaders now
When I say “gender” you say “equality, kinda.”
Smokey is the new smoky
A look into an increasingly newsworthy word that is commonly misspelled.
This is what it sounds like when doves sing
23 of Prince’s albums are now available to stream, including one that features his avian friends.
The night Aretha Franklin made President Obama cry
A step-by-step look at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors performance that moved a nation.
Help! I can’t stream ‘Spirited Away’!
The search to watch a rare Matt Dillon comedy began a crowdsourced quest to find which movies are unavailable online.
Stop remaking good movies and start remaking bad ones
The ‘What Women Want’ remake is imminent. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing.
Mitski wants you to be your own cowboy
A conversation with the artist about her new album ‘Be the Cowboy.’
This year’s hottest cultural trend is goats
The greatest of all-time.
Trump’s Space Force promises to be as dumb as the TV show ‘Space Force’
In the ’70s, a bunch of bumbling idiots took to the stars.
Finding new music in the algorithm age
Six people working in the music world tell us how they do it.
The 2019 Oscars are desperate to attract viewers
New announced changes to the program betray the Academy’s struggle to update.
What would it take for Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame star to be removed?
It’s not up to the West Hollywood City Council.
The television canon is based on what we bothered to preserve
Untold numbers of important television programs have been lost to time.
An ode to back to school shopping
Kid nerds grow up into adult nerds with unhealthy notebook-buying habits.
Young Thug is promoting his new album ‘Slime Language’ with live snakes
But what happens to the ones that are returned?
Finally, gaming comes to Lollapalooza
E-sports and music are meeting on the festival circuit.
‘Minding the Gap’ is an unforgettable coming-of-age documentary
Filmmaker Bing Liu removes the distance between him and his subjects to create a documentary that is intimate without exploitative.
Yelp, my favorite app, is full of assholes
In order to find a good restaurant you must overcome the six kinds of terrible posters.
Surprise! Hollywood still lacks diversity
A new study from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative shows women, people of color, and people with disabilities are still being excluded from mainstream films.
Guy Fieri is serving BBQ to wildfire victims
Heroes come in many forms.
The Outline “slams” media for overusing the word
An evocative term is being used to exhaustion.
Keep smashing Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
While you’re at it, you might as well do the rest of them.
Even more people are ditching cable than you’d think
With so many streaming options, more and more people are doing away with their cable subscriptions.
Parker Posey’s ‘You’re on an Airplane’ makes the reader a co-star
The actor’s new memoir is an extended acting role, which gets uncomfortable when the material gets real.
The R. Kelly boycott is working
The singer’s “I Admit” is a 20-minute long plea to save his dying career.
‘Generation Wealth’ is a sprawling chronicle of decadence and decay
The new documentary from Lauren Greenfield offers a critical but compassionate look at our bizarre, late capitalist world.
When medication is essential to mental health
Four writers on the ways they manage mental illness.
Why the hell does Urban Outfitters sell a mix CD on vinyl?
The nostalgia craze hits a weird low.
Big surprise: Dudes still dominate film reviewing
And they have fewer nice things to say about movies starring and directed by women.
Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show manages to prove we are largely led by morons
That hardly seems like enough these days.
Sacha Baron Cohen has the best publicists alive: Dumb Republicans
Making fools of American politicians is the best promotional campaign ever.
Five ethicists walk into a World Cup party
We asked professional ethicists how to watch the world’s most beloved competition.
The toxic power of music stans
When left unchecked, fan communities can be an oppressive force.
by Ann-Derrick Gaillot
There’s a ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ wine now
Drink the dystopia away.
Edie Fake’s ‘Little Stranger’ is the most delightfully weird, touching comic you’ll read this year
An interview with the artist, whose dazzling new collection challenges readers to rethink comic and societal conventions.
Some good news for African-American historical sites
The John and Alice Coltrane house is just one of 16 sites to receive a preservation grant.
There’s no escaping Drake on the internet
A new viral craze around his song “In My Feelings” reminds how good Drizzy is at inspiring online culture.
Apple Music might finally be overtaking Spotify in the U.S.
A new report suggests Spotify is losing fans.
Read this amazing Twitter history of Missy Elliott
Thank God for #MusicSermon.
Who’s with me?
By Ann-Derrick Gaillot
Desus & Mero are happily moving up
The Viceland show hosts are headed to Showtime, and their fans couldn’t be prouder.
Can an independent music blog survive in America?
An interview with Passion of the Weiss founder and editor Jeff Weiss about his website’s new Patreon.
Making playlists for Chipotle is one of the music industry’s most coveted jobs
It’s time for a career change.
Drake’s very Scorpio album is coming out during Cancer season
We asked an astrologer who had never heard of Drake what it all means.
“Just add weed” isn’t a recipe for good television
‘Cooking on High,’ Netflix’s new marijuana cooking show, leaves much to be desired.
#MeToo is a great hashtag but a not-so-great verb
A look at what it means when we say someone got “Me Too’d.”
Oh god, a Real World revival is coming to MTV
It’s time to just let this one die.
BTS and Beyoncé’s stan armies teamed up to game the charts
A joint streaming party in the game of cross-artist promotion.
What makes ABC’s new dating show ‘The Proposal’ so creepy and bizarre?
E V E R Y T H I N G
Two visions of love by entertainment’s biggest couples
On ‘ye’ and ‘Everything Is Love’, Kanye West, Beyoncé, and Jay-Z offer conflicting ideas of romantic and familial love.
Queer Eye Season 2: Even the Fab Five need room to learn and grow
The new season of the Netflix series continues the show’s hopeful tradition.
Where is all the affordable housing? Nowhere.
A new report digs into how unaffordable housing currently is.
The West is on fire (again)
Living in an inferno every summer is the new normal.
serpentwithfeet’s new album ‘soil’ is gonna get you in your feelings
The singer gets at the epic highs and lows of love.
Mr. Rogers was the king of catchy tunes
A trip down memory lane to the Neighborhood.
Red Table Talk is a rare show about Hollywood families that doesn’t focus on dysfunction
The conversations between three generations of Smiths offer a model of progressive family dialogue.
Kanye West isn’t done with Wyoming
Wyomingites aren’t going to be happy about this one.
This is why Drake isn’t responding to Pusha-T
A tweet thread for anyone asking themselves “Who is J. Prince?”
The Bhad Bhabie show was an unbhelievable experience
Joining the babies, parents, old weirdos, and twenty-somethings looking for ironic fun.
Kanye West is finally out of ideas
His new album is stale and boring — words that never used to describe his music.
This year’s hottest cultural trend is hawking Trapper Keepers for big money
The old school supplies are online marketplace gold.
‘Bundyville’ doesn’t need you to sympathize with the white supremacists in order to understand them
The new podcast is forward-thinking in its exploration of the controversial family.
Good riddance to racist Roseanne
She’s literally cancelled.
Common is the most boring rapper alive to help Starbucks end racism
As the honey-voiced rapper aids in anti-bias training we ask: Why???????
Tig Notaro is a comedy great, even if she insists she isn’t
Her new special ‘Happy to Be Here’ plays with her public image and our assumptions of how comedy should be.
More musicians should offer subscription services
Neil Young is onto something here.
If this was the last episode of ‘Atlanta,’ it was a fitting one
Our characters have only changed so much from the start, which feels true to the show.
Don’t forget: Spotify helped make XXXtentacion
A new decision to remove his music from its promoted playlists doesn’t acknowledge the role of the streaming service in fueling his popularity.
Spotify has muted R. Kelly
The longtime alleged sex abuser is no longer included on the streaming service’s playlists
Music streaming numbers are meaningless
A new report suggests Tidal drastically inflated some listener numbers, which isn’t the first time the math hasn’t lined up.
The swerve heard around the world
Rihanna says she’s no longer friends with Drake. Maybe this is why.
America needs a monument to Ida B. Wells
A conversation with Michelle Duster about her great-grandmother’s legacy and the appalling lack of monuments dedicated to women.
Barnes & Noble used to be the villain
Didn’t you guys see ‘You’ve Got Mail’?
Vine 2 isn’t coming any time soon
The next iteration of the hugely successful app has been postponed for financial reasons.
We should all be wearing fancy hats
A call for more elaborate headwear, anywhere, anytime.
The Smithsonian’s archive of hip-hop photos is incredibly cool
The next best thing to seeing the ‘Represent’ exhibit at the NMAAHC.
What book would you recommend to Kanye West?
We asked smart people to share some knowledge.
Social anxiety: the video game
Party poopers everywhere, prepare to feel seen.
The story behind #MuteRKelly
A conversation with Kenyette Barnes, a co-founder of the campaign protesting R. Kelly’s abuse and exploitation of women.
Waste some work hours with this interactive map database
Here’s some data to get lost in.
Leave the yodeling Walmart kid alone
It was all fun while it lasted, but his new song is a bridge too far.
A brief history of Kanye’s fraught relationship with Barack Obama
The two have beef.
The Rachel Dolezal movie has too much Rachel Dolezal
‘The Rachel Divide’ misses an opportunity to talk about how racism actually works, instead focusing on the slights suffered by its subject.
This Rob Ford movie just looks weirder and weirder
The best way to get people to see yet another movie about journalists
Downloading music is more archaic than owning vinyl
A new report about the global dominance of streaming also shows how unpopular downloading music has become.
I don’t think I know what a teenager looks like
And I’m pretty sure I never have.
What’s in a name like “Cannatonic”?
Weed strain names may be bogus, but the entire industry is a mess — a problem for consumers who want to know what they’re buying.
The dating site for Kanye West fans is live
No Taylor Swift fans allowed.
A short timeline of Starbucks’ fraught history with race
The coffee store you can find everywhere has long dealt with accusations of racism and discrimination.
This year’s hottest cultural trend is flip phones
Take your $600 smartphone and throw it straight in the trash.
Kendrick Lamar just made Pulitzer history
Try being humble about that.
Kanye West has mastered Twitter like nobody else
The legendary artist jerks us around on social media, and everybody loves it.
There’s Sprite at the cookout
How the lemon-lime soft drink courted black customers.
Twenty-Five billboards inside Portland, Oregon
A community action group in the city has launched an anti-racist ad campaign.
Revisiting the “celebrity breakdown”
News of Mariah Carey’s bipolar diagnosis puts old jokes about her turbulent 2001 in a new light.
Radius clauses are the least rock and roll thing in music
A Portland music festival is challenging Coachella about a long-practiced industry standard.
Janelle Monae is done being subtle about her queerness
Her new video for “Pynk” diminishes any reservations.
‘The Simpsons’ finally addressed ‘The Problem With Apu’
And it wasn’t exactly gracious or nuanced.
White America still sees Cardi B as its brown girl “bestie”
When does approval shade into condescension?
Jared Leto is back on his bullshit
Ahead of a new 30 Seconds to Mars video, the polymath heartthrob is doing the most.
Enamel pin artists just won a legal victory against companies ripping off their work
They’re one step closer to shutting down their copycats.
How does the music industry measure its devotion to God?
The gospel and Christian Billboard charts highlight the challenge of codifying musical genres.
Looking back at the hug shared around the world
As we grapple with the death of Devonte Hart and his siblings, a viral photo takes on new meaning.
Queering the Map is back
After a Trump troll attack, the sentimental mapping project is up and running again
The Billboard Top 10 is full of assholes
Great new music comes out every day and none of it is Lil Dicky.
L.A. Weekly is waging a creepy disinformation campaign against its former writers
The #Speaktruth website just makes the new management look even more out of touch.
Remembering the ’70s activist group that tried to save us from the tech industry
Computer People for Peace were ahead of their time.
Iggy Azalea is back, again
She really wants to do this music thing.
A short history of the very short history of male NFL cheerleaders
Cheerleading started as a male sport, except in professional football.
A Tribe Called Quest’s video career is over
Now’s the perfect time to look back on their first video.
Dan Schneider can’t leave Nickelodeon quietly
Rumors about the producer are at conspiracy-theory levels online. Do they merit attention?
Your favorite pin may be a giant fake
How ripoffs of independent designers are taking over online marketplaces.
Abolish prisons except for the actress who bit Beyoncé
A goofy thing to happen at a party, and also a very real crime.
The return of Aunt Jackie, style icon
An appreciation of Laurie Metcalf’s iconic character, ahead of ABC’s ‘Roseanne’ reboot.
Justin Bieber is pulling a Bob Dylan
Let’s see if he can make a fire Christian album
We need to regulate these disgusting Facebook food videos
I don’t want to know how to make a giant, cheese-filled hamburger.
Queer Eye’s Jonathan is more than just a pretty face and a comb
His podcast uses his unserious image to everyone’s advantage.
Legendary fashion photographer Bill Cunningham wrote a memoir
It was discovered after his death, and will be out this fall.
The first trailer for the new Mr. Rogers documentary is the most wholesome thing online
The next step in what is becoming the year of the beloved children’s show host.
This is what an inclusion rider looks like
USC Annenberg has released a template for open use.
Aubrey O’Day wrote a song that’s probably about having an affair with Donald Trump Jr.
The clues are all there.
It’s official: ‘Sex and the City’ star Cynthia Nixon is running for governor of New York
The actress announced her candidacy today.
Don’t wanna get killed by texting drivers? Move west!
A new study shows which states have the most and least drivers on their phones.
Maryland needs a new state song that doesn’t endorse the Confederacy, and we have suggestions
The new song won’t contain the phrase “Northern scum.”
New ‘Jersey Shore’? Sure, why not.
I'm probably going to watch the Jersey Shore revival.
Snapchat investors meet their greatest enemy: Rihanna
Her recent Instagram story could play a part in the app’s eventual demise.
Here’s the state with the most expensive weed
So it better be absolutely amazing
Kendall Jenner comes out as straight
America is about to become a Toys “R” Us graveyard
The major toy retailer is filing for liquidation.
International journalists are making a new kind of protest music to escape censorship
A new music/journalism project is taking advantage of streaming services.
Our journey to find the most expensive show on Amazon
An inside look at a wild goose chase through Amazon listings.
The most heartwarming ‘Queer Eye’ story has an incredible new payoff
The show is bringing true love to America.
National Geographic tells the truth: “For decades, our coverage was racist”
How the magazine and The New York Times are attempting apologies.
Julian Casablancas corners you at a party
His latest Vulture interview is a masterclass in music snobbery and ignorance at how the internet works.
How to convince your favorite artist to play in your town
Artists like Mitski are willing to go off the beaten path. We asked experts how to encourage your favorite band to follow suit.
Let’s all bask in Mr. Rogers mania
Welcome back to the neighborhood.
International Women’s Day is for brands
The socialist holiday is also an excuse for companies and corporations to fake their feminist chops.
The next governor of New York might be a Miranda
Cynthia Nixon is reportedly throwing her name in the ring.
NME, the most storied British music magazine, is closing its print edition
The publication joins several other print publications to go digital-only.
The man behind Tower Records, the first great chain record store, has died
Tower founder Russ Solomon died on Sunday night.
We finally know who the Millennials are
The Pew Research Center is putting its foot down.
Who watches the NRA’s TV channel?
The organization refuses to share numbers.
The NFL has traded Papa John’s for an even more conservative sponsor
Your favorite pizza chain loves the GOP.
Axl Rose hates Trump as much as you do
The notoriously prickly Guns ‘n’ Roses frontman has morphed into a member of the #resistance.
Music festivals shouldn’t need four years to achieve gender parity
It only took eight to get to the moon, guys.
“Biggie 9/11” is Twitter’s best search
Reading tweets from people who didn't Google first.
How to pretend you’re paying attention
A guide for politicians and everyday assholes.
Hollywood is failing Mo’Nique
Does solidarity include black female comedians?
This year’s hottest cultural trend is 1998
Get ready for more media about things that happened 20 years ago.
The future of history lessons is a VR headset
A conversation with Derek Ham about his new virtual reality experience “I Am A Man,” which takes you inside the protests leading up to Martin Luther King Jr.’s death.
Wakandans miss Vine, too
The best joke in ‘Black Panther’ pays homage to the lost app.
Fight for your right to spray paint
A conversation with graffiti artist Lady Pink about the demolition of legendary graffiti spot 5Pointz — and the lawsuit that may prevent a similar tragedy from ever happening again.
Chris Rock finally lets his guard down on ‘Tamborine’
His new Netflix stand-up special offers a whole new look at the comedian.
Here’s every time George R. R. Martin has lied to you about ‘The Winds of Winter’
A timeline of every false promise.
Eminem should have become an actor
His new video for “River” proves it.
World Dispatch: Trolls tried to flood this queer project with Trump spam
The founder of the Queering the Map project says the LGBTQ memories site was inundated with pro-Trump messages.
How historically black colleges transformed America
A conversation with filmmaker Stanley Nelson Jr. about his new PBS documentary ‘Tell Them We Are Rising.’
Here’s what your favorite song sounds like when slowed down
Spend a few minutes with a very good meme.
Here is the weirdest presidential portrait in the Smithsonian
It’s all about FDR’s hands.
Valentine’s Day is a stupid holiday, unless you’re a kid
How did the holiday become a time-honored classroom tradition?
Mapping queer memories
Queering the Map digitally memorializes first loves, relationships, and heartbreaks all around the world.
Friendship lasts forever, friendship never ends
The latest Spice Girls reunion tour promises a hopeful narrative.
When is a children’s coloring book really an FBI conspiracy?
The Black Panther Party wasn’t trying to teach kids to shoot cops, no matter what the government said.
Quincy Jones is the best interview in the world
Every celebrity could learn a lesson from him.
Queer Eye is gazing at a whole new world
2018 is a lot different from 2003.
Rich Brian changed his name. Now he wants you to take him seriously.
The rapper once known as Rich Chigga is trying to be more than an ill-conceived racial joke.
Shithole, nasty woman, and the corny rush to “reclaim” words
Some words can be left off your totebag.
A Montana resident reviews Justin Timberlake’s “Montana”
How well does a man of the woods sing about the woods?
How urging Lorde to cancel a Tel Aviv concert got two activists sued
A relatively new law may challenge future boycotts against Israel.
Four ethicists walk into a Super Bowl party
We asked professional ethicists how to watch the year’s most guilt-inducing sporting event with a clean conscience.
The band that loves America
A timeline of how U2 became the most patriotic, pro-USA band in the world.
Appalachia deserves more than J.D. Vance
A conversation with Elizabeth Catte, author of ‘What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia.’
Bruno Mars deserves it, baby
His big win at the Grammys underscored a new reality: The pop star has carved out a modicum of respect.
I love your face tattoo, are you a Soundcloud rapper?
Face tattoos are all over the place, and so are their meanings.
Erykah Badu will not be your woke savior
A controversial Vulture interview should force people to ask what they really expect of their faves.
Please let the hot people out of these barns
Why is fashion obsessed with them right now?
This was James Franco’s year, until it wasn’t
‘The Disaster Artist’ was snubbed almost entirely from the Academy Awards.
Tune-Yards’ latest album feels like homework
A well-intended meditation on white guilt is mostly made for white people.
Tig Notaro’s ‘One Mississippi’ should’ve never been cancelled
As Amazon pivots to blockbuster content, it risks losing its most original shows.
Tough love, but make it fashion
Tyra Banks is back and she’s still the best.
Why high-performance gear suits my low energy lifestyle
Thermal leggings are just the thing for rolling out of bed and walking two feet to the kitchen.
Life After Vine
Christiana Gilles was on her way to being a Vine star, until the app suddenly shut down. One year later, she’s still finding her creative path.
Tiffany Haddish’s Hollywood
A quick look at the actor-comedian’s rise to bankability and how Hollywood has changed during her ascent.
Cupcakke is rap’s raunchiest rapper, and one of its most sensitive
Her new album ‘Ephorize’ is all about the emotional freedom provided by getting it on.
Oprah already runs the world
A short guide to Oprah’s influence in and out of politics.
Why is Will Smith trying to be the next Jake Paul?
More and more mega-celebrities are turning to vlogging.
More than Moonlight: Alex Hibbert is a child actor worth watching
On Showtime’s ‘The Chi,’ Hibbert has a chance to become what young black actors rarely are: a regular.
“Sexual misconduct” is a numbingly vague term
The media’s reliance on “legal phrases” in describing sexual violence distances readers from reality.
Justin Timberlake is rebranding as a white man
The former *NSYNC singer is the latest pop star to embrace his “authentic” roots.
Black Mirror’s bleak landscapes are as terrifying as its stories
An appreciation of one of the most beautiful parts of the show.
A year of yelling at Republicans
Let it out. Swipe or scroll to read more.
Eminem is not the political voice we need
There are limits to a woke rebranding.
What if a legend is also a villain?
Chuck Berry was an undeniable pioneer and an irredeemable pervert. When he died in March, no one was sure how to mourn him.
10 jobs, 1 year
What was it like to work in 2017?
Bhad Bhabie is a new model of teen star
From "cash me outside" to rap stardom, Danielle Bregoli is working out her youth one hater at a time.
Did Moogfest mess up?
How the festival’s early lineup announcement sparked a conversation about tokenization and inclusiveness.
What I, Tonya gets right about the celebrity biopic
Whom can we believe about Tonya Harding?
Taylor Swift is the queen of silence
Why she stands out on TIME’s Person of the Year cover.
Billy Bush’s redemption tour is cynical as hell
His return to public attention is a dubious sign.
What Netflix doesn’t want you to know about how its synopses are written
A (kind of) arduous quest for the truth.
The government might get to auction off Martin Shkreli’s Wu-Tang album
That is, if the convicted pharmaceutical CEO still owns it.
Stumbling through TV’s first year with President Trump
One year later, scripted TV is still figuring out how to talk about the president.
Who are Nothing More, the band nominated for every rock Grammy?
The potential award winners show just how out of touch the awards are with the current rock landscape.
What about the problem with Kahn?
Hari Kondabolu’s ‘The Problem With Apu’ doesn’t have all the answers, but it opens the discussion about minority cartoon characters and the white actors who portray them.
One made-for-TV movie to underwhelm them all
Revisiting a Lord of the Rings adaptation that went very wrong, as Tolkien’s series heads to Amazon.
The ‘search angels’ who reunite birth families on Facebook
How one online search group is working to connect adoptees with their origins.
Meet Montana’s first black mayor in more than a century
A conversation with Wilmot Collins.
Silenced by stereotypes
The public is slow to legitimize assault allegations when they come from celebrities deemed “messy.”
When “stan” became a verb
A brief history of the term’s evolution.
Autumn is boring, and that is good
How one season gives us all the space to be unremarkable.
Sarah Silverman’s liberal bubble
What “I Love You, America” gets right and wrong about liberal-conservative relations.
Shark Tank and the myth of capitalist benevolence
How the reality TV show pushes the idea that only certain people can succeed.
Food writing in “flyover country”
How food writers approach their work when they don’t live in restaurant-filled metropolises.
Nardwuar, the most mysterious man in music journalism
The Canadian man who has spent 30 years keeping interviews interesting.
Tom Brady doesn’t want to talk about CTE
The five-time Super Bowl champion’s new book fails to acknowledge the disease.
Writing with the Trap God
A conversation with the the co-author of Gucci Mane’s autobiography about working on one of the year’s most-anticipated books.
Sober celebrities are more visible than ever
Pop culture glorifies partying, but a wave of sober stars is pushing back on the status quo.
Immigrants are still punchlines on TV comedies
Many seemingly progressive shows harbor their own, subtle versions of xenophobia in which immigrants are visible only as goofy sidekicks.
Mainstream news is losing its Native American lens
Indian Country Today Media Network’s hiatus is a blow to the media industry.
Tourists in denial
There is a fine line between experiential travel and colonialist tourism, and a new Vice and AirBnB collaboration crosses it.
Gossip is good
Society would be worse off without it.
A short history of black-Jewish relations in the U.S.
Conversations about tensions between black and Jewish communities in the U.S. are very visible right now, but they’re nothing new. Swipe or scroll to explore.
Black-Jewish relations in the U.S. have never been simple
Tensions between black and Jewish Americans may seem more visible right now, but the history behind them runs deep.
The growing movement to celebrate black-owned restaurants
Black restaurant weeks have arrived.
Does TV sex have to be safe?
Why fans of HBO’s ‘Insecure’ are talking about the show’s depictions of condom use.
The Great American Eclipse is turning small towns upside down
Fears over accommodating eclipse tourists have inspired at least one crowdfunding campaign.
‘Best of’ lists are the worst
The constant search for the elusive “best” is making us neurotic and stupid.
Bollywood is coming to America
Streaming companies are showing an interest in Indian film and TV.
Hoaxes are a terrible way to promote your album
What recent music marketing publicity stunts reveal about arts journalism.
A popular healthy eating trend only works if you’re rich
A new study of the Mediterranean diet demonstrates the importance of access to high-quality, healthy foods.
Some NFL cheerleaders make less than minimum wage
Meanwhile, players average over $2 million per year.
The token women of hip-hop radio
What do we expect of women when their male guests and co-hosts behave badly?
Latinx characters are still missing from Hollywood
A new study shows how much further diversity in film has to go.
Lamar Odom gets honest about his addiction
The former NBA player, now in recovery, published a candid essay about his history with cocaine.
A documentary won’t make me vegan
What ‘What the Health’ misses in its promotion of plant-based diets: race and poverty.
There is now no question that playing football is bad for your brain
A new study makes the link between football and a devastating neurodegenerative disease clearer than ever.
Movies about black women sell tickets
Way more people saw ‘Girls Trip’ than ‘Rough Night’ during their respective opening weekends.
Stan down: When super fans move on
How a group of Kendall Jenner stans showed fans of problematic celebs a way out.
O.J. Simpson granted parole during livestream
He'll be eligible for release in October.
Wax museums are a scam
If Madame Tussauds can’t get Beyoncé right, why does it exist?
Why art collectives are gaining ground
NYC-based BUFU is using art as a means of black-Asian solidarity and resistance.
America is still obsessed with OJ Simpson
An upcoming parole hearing will be broadcast live on ESPN and covered closely by other networks.
Hip-hop and R&B are officially the U.S.’s dominant music genres
A new Nielsen Music report confirms what music fans already knew to be true.
A live version of ‘Cops’ is the most disturbing show on TV
A&E’s ‘Live PD’ won’t bring transparency to policing.
Disney’s biggest problem isn’t casting, it’s racism
The ‘Aladdin’ live-action remake is off to a rough start.
PETA is fighting for a monkey’s right to copyright
A San Francisco court heard arguments about whether or not an animal can hold and defend its rights to a selfie.
Oregon is making its public school curriculums less white
A newly signed law is attempting to make amends for how white social studies are in grade schools.
Body-positive advertising isn’t enough
Thoughtful swimwear ad campaigns are pointless without thoughtfully designed garments.
Young adults want to buy homes but can’t afford them
A new study shows how out of reach homeownership is for most millennials.
Why “woke” was added to the dictionary
You’re thinking about the dictionary all wrong, lexicographers say.
Forever 21 and Gucci are fighting over stripes
Fast fashion and luxury fashion copyists are facing off in the legal system.
What’s behind the U.K.’s bizarre love of charity singles?
Charity singles and benefit concerts regularly find more success in the U.K. than anywhere else.
The Tupac biopic is a flop in every way
Bad reviews and legal controversy have followed ‘All Eyez on Me’ since its release a week ago.
Big Baller Brand has more $495 shoes to sell
The family-owned company is ready to capitalize on Lonzo’s joining the Lakers.
What to do when a celebrity rips you off
Legal expert Julie Zerbo on how designers can protect themselves from copycats.
The YMCA is finally embracing “Y.M.C.A.”
The Australian branch of the organization has called on Boy George to record a cover of the song.
Reality TV therapy is suspect as hell
So why is it allowed to air?
The Slants just made things easier for The Redskins
The Supreme Court ruled that groups with potentially offensive names can trademark them.
The NCAA is ruining sports for everyone
The decision of two sisters known for basketball and music to leave UNLV is a wakeup call. Will the NCAA listen?
The future of stock photography could be less white
Stock photography promotes narrow, homogeneous stories. The founders of TONL are trying to change that.
How to say sorry when you’re famous
Despite the PR teams behind them, famous people don’t know how to apologize.
What we can learn from a burrito scandal in the Northwest
Why Portland chefs are talking about cultural appropriation.
American Ninja Warrior’s level playing field
‘Elite’ sports are gendered, but American Ninja Warrior suggests they needn’t be.
It’s time to ban Native American mascots
Massachusetts could become the latest state to prohibit public schools from using Native American-themed imagery.
Is Gwyneth Paltrow distancing herself from Goop?
The actress and Goop founder may be realizing that junk science is bad for her brand.
HGTV’s hidden dark side
Home ownership fantasy shows are entertaining, escapist, and often missing an important reality.
A photographic reminder of the emotions that make the NBA Finals so thrilling
When spellers became athletes
The delightful story of how the Scripps National Spelling Bee found a home on ESPN.
Even surprise albums can’t surprise us anymore
When every day brings a new scandal, unannounced album drops just don’t work like they used to.
Understanding “ethnic” food trends
When cuisine from immigrant communities becomes trendy, the profits aren’t distributed equally.
What’s in a job?
A look at the daily routines of nine workers and a labor-themed playlist.
The weather isn’t small talk
The weather is one of the most important parts of our lives. Let’s talk about it.
The enduring mystery of @ShinobiNinja
A conversation with Shinobi Ninja’s Duke Sims about why the band uses Twitter in the weird way it does.
In defense of Big Baller Brand
A black-owned business breaking into a white-dominated industry is finding few supporters in its corner.
The failed experiment of the digital album booklet
MP3s and streaming platforms replaced CDs, but what replaced liner notes?
Mother’s Day marketing is getting weirdly sexual
Is sappy and sentimental really so bad?
Anatomy of a botched response to a school stabbing
University of Texas students were left uninformed about a fatal stabbing on their campus.
TV is reliving the L.A. riots, over and over again
Exploring why television remembers what it remembers when it does.
The rise of “hotep”
The word's evolution online highlights divisions in the fight for black liberation.
People like to watch other people hike on YouTube
A niche online community reveals the duality of outdoor recreation.
Stop collaborating and listen
Pop stars love to link up with each other, but the results are often boring and formulaic.
Black-Asian animosity is an American tradition
Small businesses owned by Korean-Americans are the epicenter of a tense decades-long relationship.
The story about missing black girls is lacking important context
Growing awareness of the nationwide crisis should have us asking more questions of ourselves.
O.J. Simpson and Casey Anthony may get a joint reality TV show
Because this is America.