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Culture Jul 25
The revolution will not be celebritized

Not every piece of culture has to be considered in relation to Trump.

Culture Jul 25
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.

Culture Jul 24
Movies about black women sell tickets

Way more people saw ‘Girls Trip’ than ‘Rough Night’ during their respective opening weekends.

Culture Jul 24
Everyone is having anxiety dreams

A close read of four recent nightmares and a dream-themed playlist.

Culture Jul 24
People are applying to trademark the n-word

A Supreme Court ruling last month made it legal to trademark offensive words. Some people are already taking advantage.

Culture Jul 24
Who are your problematic faves?

We all have one.

Culture Jul 24
Stan down: When super fans move on

How a group of Kendall Jenner stans showed fans of problematic celebs a way out.

Culture Jul 22
The ‘Westworld’ season 2 trailer is here

But seriously, where is Samurai World?

Culture Jul 21
‘Game of Thrones’ creators defend their upcoming slavery series

The show re-imagines a world in which the South won the Civil War.

Culture Jul 20
Here’s what 26 publicists said when asked about BuzzFeed’s story asking publicists about R. Kelly

A meaningless journalistic exercise.

Culture Jul 20
More bad news for Spotify

The streaming giant was hit with two new lawsuits this week.

Culture Jul 20
Wax museums are a scam

If Madame Tussauds can’t get Beyoncé right, why does it exist?

 
Culture Jul 19
“Despacito” just broke Justin Bieber’s streaming record

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s reggaeton hit has been streamed 4.6 billion times.

Culture Jul 19
Why art collectives are gaining ground

NYC-based BUFU is using art as a means of black-Asian solidarity and resistance.

Culture Jul 19
Did Michael Jackson have an alter ego named Houston Hawkins?

And did Houston Hawkins repeatedly call Boy George on the phone to chat?

 
Culture Jul 19
9/11 truther Charlie Sheen is starring in a movie about 9/11

The first trailer for Sheen’s new movie is now out in Japan, and it looks terrible.

Culture Jul 19
America is still obsessed with OJ Simpson

An upcoming parole hearing will be broadcast live on ESPN and covered closely by other networks.

Culture Jul 18
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.

Culture Jul 18
Jesse Thorn is told he is a journalist

Episode #97 of ‘Tomorrow’

Culture Jul 17
Why is Lady Gaga being accused of murder?

Did the pop star kill a young collaborator and steal her identity? We trace a pop culture conspiracy theory to its roots.