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Self-Professed 'Bad Husband' Eminem Is on Tinder, Ladies Self-Professed 'Bad Husband' Eminem Is on Tinder, Ladies

If you’re perusing Tinder and within 100 miles of Eminem, you might come across his profile. You might be tempted to swipe right. As a person who fantasized about hate-fucking him in high school, I sympathize. It’d be a good story, he has at least one diamond-encrusted cock ring, and that one sex scene in 8 Mile is …

Why R. Kelly May Never Meet the Fate of Harvey Weinstein Why R. Kelly May Never Meet the Fate of Harvey Weinstein

This week, Rolling Stone published yet another account of R. Kelly’s alleged predatory behavior, providing the umpteenth reminder that the singer continues to hide in plain sight. In “Surviving R. Kelly,” former DJ Kitti Jones recounts her past relationship with Kelly and accuses him of physically abusing her, forcing…

The Pop Chart Battle of Cardi B versus Taylor Swift Is a Metaphor for Race Relations in Trump's America  The Pop Chart Battle of Cardi B versus Taylor Swift Is a Metaphor for Race Relations in Trump's America 

Summer 2017 brought us indelible scenes of racial tension in America: monuments to Confederate generals toppled and torch-wielding white nationalists marched, while families were ripped apart by armed government agents and a woman died protesting bigotry. Fall begins in one week, and as we close out the hottest season…

How Eminem Primed White America for Trump's Rage

There was nothing particularly notable about Eminem’s performance at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards—except his sweatshirt.

This Has Been an Extremely Fucked Up Year for Eagles OK? This Has Been an Extremely Fucked Up Year for Eagles OK?

Eagles are a majestic bird. Bald but unashamed. Not good to eat, but fine to watch soar through the sky. Eating snakes for fun. But this year has been terrible for them, we are sad to say.

Thank Goddess for Hollywood’s Summer Feminist Utopia Thank Goddess for Hollywood’s Summer Feminist Utopia

There is something both disconcerting and inspiring about watching Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 2017. Even though it’s been in the works for years, the dystopian thriller about an America seized by religious fundamentalists who severely restrict the rights of women reads as post-election commentary. It’s impossible…

‘Just People’: The Big Sick Creators on How to Tell an Immigration Love Story ‘Just People’: The Big Sick Creators on How to Tell an Immigration Love Story

If we’re forced to deal with Woke Katy Perry, Ghost in the Shell, and Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad all in the same year, then surely we deserve a movie to balance things out. The Big Sick is that movie. Starring Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano, The Big Sick is a smart, nuanced…

Wonder Woman's True Superpower Is Rooted In American Feminist History Wonder Woman's True Superpower Is Rooted In American Feminist History

Superman has his strength and flight. Spider-Man has his webs and spidey sense. Batman has his rich kid’s disregard for property damage. But what does Wonder Woman have?

I Owe My PhD to the Wu-Tang Clan I Owe My PhD to the Wu-Tang Clan

In 1994, as a high school freshman, my counselor forced me to attend summer school. He told me that without it, I risked not earning enough credits to be a sophomore. So, at my mother’s insistence, I sat in a classroom making my way through workbooks while a teacher read the local newspaper and various sports…

Master of None's Lena Waithe on Gay Black Hollywood and That Amazing 'Thanksgiving' Episode Master of None's Lena Waithe on Gay Black Hollywood and That Amazing 'Thanksgiving' Episode

Once you get Master of None star Lena Waithe talking about Hollywood, it’s hard for her to stop. “If we could get people to really hone their craft, we can really change this business inside out,” she says, arguing that more black writers deserve a chance.

Talking to the Women of Everything, Everything About #BlackGirlMagic Talking to the Women of Everything, Everything About #BlackGirlMagic

In many ways, Everything, Everything is your typical teenage rom-com. It centers on Maddy, a beautiful but socially awkward young woman who’s allergic to everything—the air, grass, germs—and therefore has been sheltered from the world by her overprotective mother. But when a handsome teen named Olly moves in next…

The Number One Song In The Country Is Mostly in Spanish and Has Italian Millionaire-Approved Dance Moves 

Earlier this year, in January, Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee dropped a reggaeton-tinged track titled “Despacito.” Sexy, smooth, dancey, the song debuted at number 2 on Billboard’s “Hot Latin Songs” chart and then quickly went on to top the charts of 27 countries. And now, according to Billboard, the…

RuPaul's Drag Race's Valentina on Latina Excellence in the Trump Era RuPaul's Drag Race's Valentina on Latina Excellence in the Trump Era

When Valentina starts broadcasting live on Instagram, fans inevitably ask the Question: First, they want to know if she’s Mexican-American. When they learn she is indeed Mexican, they want to know specifically where in Mexico her parents came from. Mom’s from Aguascalientes; dad’s from Chihuahua.

Netflix Is Adding Trigger Warnings to 13 Reasons Why, Its Irresponsible Teen Suicide Revenge Story  Netflix Is Adding Trigger Warnings to 13 Reasons Why, Its Irresponsible Teen Suicide Revenge Story 

After a slew of well-reasoned backlash over 13 Reasons Why, Netflix’s newest, super-buzzed-about suicide revenge fantasy aimed at a teen audience, the streaming giant is adding new trigger warnings to the show.

How the makers of 'Shots Fired' are making America confront the reality of police brutality How the makers of 'Shots Fired' are making America confront the reality of police brutality

Shots Fired, Fox's new show from Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood, premiered last week. The ten-part series is a fictional account of a shooting of an unarmed citizen by a police officer in a small town in North Carolina, its aftermath, and impact on the community. Unlike the most high profile police…

ABC’s 'American Crime' brings the Nahuatl language to network television ABC’s 'American Crime' brings the Nahuatl language to network television

In an era marked by so many divisions, hateful ideas, and willful ignorance, it is refreshing to see a major television network producing such an honest, probing, and emotional series. It helps that ABC’s anthology series American Crime, now in its third season, was created by Academy Award winner and 12 Years a Slave …

These Ava DuVernay tweets from the 'A Wrinkle In Time' set make us desperate to see the movie These Ava DuVernay tweets from the 'A Wrinkle In Time' set make us desperate to see the movie

Last year, Ava DuVernay made history by becoming the first woman of color to direct a movie with a budget of over $100 million, an adaptation of the much beloved book A Wrinkle in Time. Things got even more exciting when it was announced not only that OPRAH was going to be in this film, but that it would have a very…

Laverne Cox talks about male privilege and a true gender revolution Laverne Cox talks about male privilege and a true gender revolution

Whether she’s voicing her support for trans teen Gavin Grimm at the Grammys, urging TV executives to cast more transgender actors and actresses, or discussing beauty standards governed by cisgender women, Laverne Cox always gives us reason to pause and evaluate how to best support those who face a constant societal…

Scarlett Johansson’s Ivanka Trump on ‘SNL’ is the perfect feminist for the One Percent Scarlett Johansson’s Ivanka Trump on ‘SNL’ is the perfect feminist for the One Percent

“She’s beautiful. She’s powerful. She’s…Complicit.”

Watch Octavia Spencer give Attorney General Jeff Sessions a ‘special pie’ in her ‘SNL’ debut Watch Octavia Spencer give Attorney General Jeff Sessions a ‘special pie’ in her ‘SNL’ debut

Saturday Night Live fans didn’t have to wait long for the best payoff of the night in Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer’s debut as host.

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