Tyler The Creator, Rapper, Discusses Why ‘Faggot’ Isn’t Offensive On ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? Share & Comment:  “That’s just a word, you can take the power out of that word. The way that I see things, it’s you chose to be offended if you care more about stuff like that. And that might sound very ignorant, but if you’re a black person and someone calls you the … Continue reading

Everyone’s Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You’ll Understand Why.

A couple of years ago, Kyle Thompson became interested in photography. Unfortunately, his anxiety prevented him from talking to people, so he opted to experiment with self-portraits. He would spend hours, even days, walking alone through forests and exploring abandoned houses. He’s been to over 50 of them. After taking hundreds of photos, he posted some of … Continue reading

Talk Show Host Informs Stunned White Supremacist He’s Part African

A white supremacist best known for his efforts to erect a whites-only enclave in North Dakota was stunned into awkward silence after being informed during a recent appearance on a syndicated daytime talk show that he was part African. The delicious exchange took place during a recent taping of British TV host Trisha Goddard‘s self-titled talk … Continue reading

How GQ Are You?

After AustinGottron showed us such fine examples of cold weather style, it only made sense that we ask him for some tips. Click through this slideshow How GQ Are You? for his tips and some examples of guys from #HGQRU? already living by Gottron’s rules. Take some notes, then test them out and upload your finest look to … Continue reading

Bruce Weber on the Intimacy of Portraiture

As Bruce Weber releases a new installment of his ‘All-American’ photo anthology and a box set of his films, he reflects on the intimacy of taking pictures. It’s a dying art, to be a character in the world today. People won’t let you into their apartment if they think you’re a character — something might … Continue reading

Downton gets a 5th season

FIFTH SEASON OF “DOWNTON ABBEY” TO AIR ON “MASTERPIECE” on PBS Production to begin in 2014 Boston, MA – November 10, 2013 – DOWNTON ABBEY, the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) award-winning drama hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as “an absolute pleasure to watch,” will return to MASTERPIECE on PBS for a fifth season. “As American … Continue reading

Enter the Wu-Tang, 20 Years Later: Who Ya Got?

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most important cultural documents of a generation: the Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The album was crafted in a dojo in Staten Island, New York — better known as Shaolin — by a nine-man collective (sorry, Cappadonna) with a staggering amount of talent, and it … Continue reading

Where Are the Serious Movies About Non-Suffering Black People?

Hattie McDaniel, the first black person to win an Oscar, did so for her role inGone With the Wind as Mammy in 1939. McDaniel was a formidable actress but, for better or worse, roles that found her playing a maid dominate her résumé because, in her time, domestic servitude was the primary way popular culture could … Continue reading

Marriage Isn’t for You

Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me. Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading. I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for 10 years until… until we decided no longer wanted to … Continue reading

Young, Gay, and Black in a Southern Town

In 2012, Preston Gannaway was living in Norfolk, Va., looking for a coming-out story to cover for the Virginian-Pilot, where she was a staff photographer. Gannaway met Tavaris “Teddy Ebony” Edwards, a 21-year-old gay man living in public housing in Chesapeake, Va., who came out when he was 16. Because Edwards represented several demographics rarely covered in the … Continue reading