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Amma Asante on A United Kingdom: 'People were comforted a woman of colour was telling this story'

British director and star David Oyelowo talked about the importance of making the film in Botswana, multiculturalism and film’s continuing lack of diversity<p>The marriage and subsequent banishment of Seretse Khama, Botswana’s first president and former tribal chief, was big news in late-1940s and …

Take a Bite Out of Miami's Cuban Food Scene

With the national spotlight on Cuba these days, many people have greater cravings for a Cuban sandwich, “pastelito" or "cafecito.”<p>“When people come …

The Cookbook That Takes You Inside Cuban Home Kitchens - Hifow - Quick & Easy Recipes

Instead of meticulously styled, hyper-clean shots so enticing you want to live in them (we love those too), <i>Cuba</i> documents recipes inside real …

How to make Souffled Macaroni Cheese

<i>How to make Souffled Macaroni Cheese</i><br>With lots of macaroni cheese in my time that I’ve seen with few been made by me, this, I promise you, is the best …

Check Out The Trailer For HBO’s Upcoming Comedy ‘Insecure’

For a while now there has been serious talk about the lack of diversity in Hollywood, and awareness has been spread with talking points like #OscarsSoWhite. Television really isn’t that much different than the film world right now, but the upcoming HBO series <i>Insecure</i> is looking to change that. The …

TV

Max Ritvo, poet who chronicled cancer battle, dies at 25

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25.<p>Ritvo died Tuesday morning at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles, his mother, Ariella Ritvo-Slifka, said Friday.<p>Ritvo was diagnosed at 16 with …

Cancer

This Short Film Uses The Most Awkward First Date Ever To Shut Down Casual Racism

<b>WHAT:</b> <i>Traction</i>, a short film exploring different levels of latent racism.<p><b>WHO:</b> Filmmaker and actor Rory Uphold.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> “It’s just a joke!” is the preferred excuse of tacky provocateurs the world over. As though whether or not one is being literal has any definitive bearing on whether they’re …

Relationships

Five great TV shows that deserve way more buzz than they get

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” was basically designed to be a cult hit — from the sci-fi premise to its virtually unknown creators and cast (Winona Ryder, notwithstanding). Now that it’s getting summer blockbuster-level buzz from viewers and critics alike, it might be more of a genuine <b></b>hit than a cult …

TV

'The Girl on the Train' and 7 more books you should read before the movie

The inventive young adult book follows Jake Portman who stumbles upon an orphanage with supernatural inhabitants. The novel creatively incorporates vintage photographs as a unique visual guide for the reader. A high-profile cast including Eva Green, Chris O'Dowd, Allison Janney, Judi Dench and …

Chris O'Dowd

The 25 Best Movies of 2016

With just days left before we turn another page in the calendar, here's a look back at the year's best films.<p>The movie year is just about over, and a review of the past twelve months makes clear that cinephiles have been spoiled with sterling movies, from blockbuster superhero sagas and low-budget …

Janelle Monáe

The 6 biggest things that are shaking up the TV industry right now

It's an exhausting (and exciting) pageant of the networks' best current programming and upcoming shows for hundreds of critics and reporters from all over the US (and even some international press) who flock to Los Angeles twice a year for the event.<p>Each day of the TCA press tour, a network's top …

TV

A newcomer takes on Harlem, where a second renaissance meets gentrification nervousness

Take a walk on 125th Street. Check out the Apollo Theater marquee, the latest exhibit at the Studio Museum, the patio dinner crowd on Lenox Avenue, the high-priced brownstones, the locals of all hues striding past Afrocentric sidewalk stalls while a drum circle grooves across the street.<p>Harlem, …

Jazz

5 Kettle Bell Moves Supermodels Swear By

Because when it comes to swim season, the top models know a thing or two.<p>When it comes to staying fit and having a taut summer body, supermodels definitely have some tricks. Here, Thiago Passos shows model Solange Wilvert the five best moves supermodels use to stay toned, all using the kettle …

How to Stay in Premium Hotels Without Blowing Your Expense Account

Booking a hotel for business travel poses a quandary for many of us. We want to stay in as nice a place as possible, but also want to do right by our company (or client) by being fiscally responsible. While these goals seem at odds, with a little savvy both can be achieved.<p>The key is to remember …

The 12 best adults only all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico

One way to ensure a stress-free vacation is to head to an all-inclusive resort where you don't have to reach for your credit card every time you want a cocktail or burger with fries.<p>And if you really want to up the relaxing vibe of a vacation, limit the possibility of kids running around the …

Riviera Maya

Inside Hip-Hop's New Activist Era

As the Black Lives Matter movement reaches a boiling point, artists face a difficult question: How should they respond?<p>On July 7th, Jay Z did …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The 15 Best Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: February 15th</b><p>Streaming video is the best thing that’s ever happened to documentaries. People who would never have paid for a ticket to a theatrical nonfiction film are now, thanks to Netflix’s robust selection, scarfing down the stuff by the barrel. But where to start among the …

Crime

Las Vegas for foodies: top 10 new gourmet restaurants in Sin City

Hungry epicures have been singing 'Viva Las Vegas' for the past decade as the decadent spread of this neon-lit city moved from steakhouses and buffets to celebrity-chef destinations. That trend has continued as a slew of eateries offering adventurous cuisine have opened recently.<p>Some serve the …

17 Travel Skills Every Twentysomething Should Know

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5 Kettle Bell Moves for a Full Body Workout

Consider this your ultimate summer fitness routine.<p>When it comes to getting a full body workout, there is rarely one piece of equipment that does it all. Enter the kettle bell. Here, trainer Thiago Passos shows model Solange Wilvert the five best kettle bell moves to get your whole body toned.<p><i>On</i> …

Watch an Exclusive Clip From Jesse Williams and Shonda Rhimes' New Show America Divided

Before Jesse Williams played a doctor on <i>Grey’s Anatomy</i>, he worked as a teacher. In <i>America Divided,</i> an upcoming EPIX documentary series airing in …

10 tips for getting travel photos with no people in them

Getting travel photos with no other people in them, especially at popular or famous landmarks, can seem almost impossible. But, if you think about …

Foods to increase Fertility – Fertility Boosting Foods

<b>Foods to increase Fertility</b><p>If you are like most couples who are trying for a baby, scientists have found that consuming these super foods could boost …

Nutrition

Ghost Rider Is Coming To ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Next Season, But Maybe Not The One You Expect

Big things are coming to next season of <i>Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.</i>, and it’s about to get a little hotter in here. At the Friday night panel at San Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed that Ghost Rider would have an arc in <i>AoS</i> season 4, played by <i>True Detective</i>‘s Gabriel Luna. However, instead of Johnny …

Comics

13 Reasons Apple Cider Vinegar Is The Magic Potion You Need In Your Life

Google "benefits of apple cider vinegar" (as one does), and you'll find thousands of alleged health benefits. The problem is that there's not much …

Alternative Medicine

6 Fruit-Infused Detox Water Recipes

A delicious detox water should be on your personal drink menu if you’re looking to get in shape or adapt a healthier diet.<p>My detox water recipes are …

Popular '90s show 'Hey Arnold!' is making a comeback

After years of hoping for answers, "Hey Arnold!" fans will be getting just that.<p>Comic-Con goers got the announcement of a lifetime when Craig Bartlett, creator of the animated TV series about a fourth grader, announced on a panel that production for "Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie" is underway.<p>The …

TV

The 48 Best Netflix Original Series Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: February 13th</b><p>There are a lot of good TV shows on Netflix (and you can find more with these secret codes). The bread-and-butter of the Netflix service, however, is its original programming. With over 100 Netflix originals — between shows and movies — browsing aimlessly can be daunting. …

TV

5 Countries Where You Can Retire for Half the Cost of the U.S.

Why not live somewhere tropical and exotic for at least half the year and cut your expenses down considerably?<p>If you're getting close to retirement, …

16 Florists to Follow on Instagram

Your fast pass for wedding day décor inspiration.<p>Aside from finding the perfect dress, finding the perfect floral arrangements and design for your big day seems like an equally daunting task. Luckily, there are a ton of floral designers on Instagram with breathtaking feeds that showcase their …