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How to Enjoy Pop Culture When You're Black

It's easy to write off pop cultural racism as "just a joke." But if we ignore small microaggressions, then we ignore how they create a larger picture of anti-black racism in society today.<p>There is a point in every young person's life when they have a rude awakening about how they fit into the …

Comedy

Blight club: Mr. Robot, Hannibal, and self-destructive TV

They say every piece of film is a documentary of its own creation. No wonder Sam Esmail’s <i>Mr. Robot</i> looks like a funhouse. Our hero sits mostly …

Mr. Robot finale: Creator Sam Esmail discusses Elliot, Tyrell, and what to expect

As the first season finale of USA’s <i>Mr. Robot</i> approaches, we have a lot of questions for Sam Esmail about what the finale — and the rest of the series …

Jerrod Carmichael Will Save the Sitcom

Sitcoms, by and large, are stupid. But they don’t have to be. Jerrod Carmichael, with his NBC comedy tackling topics from religion to Black Lives …

Your night-by-night guide to geeky TV this fall (pictures)

People of color only get six minutes of dialogue in all the Harry Potter films

The wizarding world of <i>Harry Potter</i> is a pretty white-washed affair, according to a new study by Dylan Marron. Marron has been looking at various …

Zachary Hammond lawyer: police may need federal oversight after teen's death

A lawyer representing the family of a 19-year-old man shot dead by police in Seneca, South Carolina, has questioned whether the department is “out of control” and “needs federal oversight because people’s civil rights are being violated”.<p>In response to a letter signed by Eric Bland and Robert …

Paul Haggis on “Show Me a Hero” and bringing the politics of fear to life: “That’s still what we do all the time. It’s how politics is practiced in America”

<b>(HBO)</b><p>The “Show Me a Hero” director talks to Salon about what we think is his best work yet<p>Sonia Saraiya<p>August 17, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Now that you’ve (hopefully) watched the first two hours of HBO’s “Show Me a Hero,” which debuted last night, let’s talk about the way the show <i>looks</i>. When you’re making …

Zachary Hammond's Community Wants To Know Why A Cop Put 'Two Bullets In His Back'

A rally this weekend called for justice in the police killing of a white teen.<p>A diverse crowd of more than 100 people gathered Saturday at a park in downtown Seneca, South Carolina, to demand answers and accountability following the police shooting death of 19-year-old Zachary Hammond last …

Why We Didn’t Get President Julian Bond

The civil rights icon was a kind of proto-Obama until he lost a congressional race to one of his closest allies, the legendary John Lewis.<p>There was …

Watch Black Lives Matter activists confront Hillary Clinton: “You don’t tell black people what we need to know”

“You, Hillary Clinton, have been in no uncertain way, partially responsible for this.”<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>August 18, 2015 6:45pm (UTC)<p>Black Lives Matter activists have taken their grievances directly to the Democratic presidential candidates, with widely covered confrontations with Sen. Bernie Sanders …

Hillary Clinton

Between the World and Me: A Journey, Not a Vacation

A memoir connects with readers in a way that allows them to discover the emotional trial of raising a black son.<p><i>Over the next few weeks,</i> The Atlantic <i>will be publishing a series of responses to Ta-Nehisi Coates’s</i> Between the World and Me. <i>(An excerpt is available online.)</i><p><i>This is the fourth in a</i> …

Hannibal: Netflix and Amazon pass on show, but Bryan Fuller has hope

Cult favorite <i>Hannibal</i> has only earned a small, but fervent, audience in its three seasons. The numbers were so bleak that NBC canceled the show on …

Justin Bieber posts Instagram of his butt

Justin Bieber uploaded a photo of his butt to Instagram late Monday night. “Look,” read the caption. We are all following Bieber’s …

Zea, The Ohio Girl Who Stood Up To A Homophobic Preacher, Raises Money For LGBT Youth

Zea Bowling, the Ohio girl who became an Internet sensation last week when she calmly and quietly waved a rainbow flag as a homophobic preacher screamed at her, is using her newfound fame to make a difference.<p>An image of Zea (pronounced "Zay-uh") was turned into a T-shirt by a local artist, and in …

All the breakout artists Zane Lowe highlighted during his debut show on Beats 1

These Are the New Xbox Features Coming to Windows 10 Preview

Enhanced activity feed, avatars, game hubs and more.<p>A slew of new Xbox on Windows 10 features are heading to Windows Insider members with a new app …

The Most Effective Ways Beginners Can Use To Build Muscle (the right steps to get the results).

Men who want to start building muscle should know the right steps to take to get the results they want. Building muscle takes time, and men should …

'Heroes: Reborn' first trailer with new footage

The first real <i>Heroes: Reborn</i> trailer is here!<p>Below is NBC’s first significant look at the event-series reboot of its sci-fi hit, which launches for …

'Let Me Fail Forward': David Oyelowo on His Next Big Challenge

Fresh from his breakout performance as Martin Luther King Jr. in 2014’s Selma, the actor discusses his radically different role in HBO’s chilling one-man film Nightingale.<p><i>Nightingale</i> poses a challenge to its viewers from its opening scene on. Protagonist Peter Snowden (David Oyelowo) has done a …

'When Did You Become a Black Man?'

<i>When did you become a black man?</i> is the opening question of Philadelphia-based artist Shikeith's 45-minute documentary, #blackmendream. We've posted a five-minute excerpt, but I encourage you to watch the entire film. The documentary is comprised of interviews with nine black men, all turned away …

The Best TV Show On Netflix You Haven’t Seen Also Has The Worst Title

While browsing through Netflix over the past month or so, you may have inadvertently stumbled across the title, <i>Scrotal Recall</i> and wondered why Netflix was streaming a <i>Total Recall</i> porn parody. However, though there <i>is</i> a scene in which a woman breaks her finger after sticking it up her boyfriend’s …

TV

Disclosure team up with Gregory Porter for 'Holding On,' the first single off their new album

Disclosure is back with a new song—but not with a bang, unlike last time. The Lawrence brothers shared “Holding On” on Tuesday, with Gregory Porter …

Netflix adds Grandmaster Flash for Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down, finds actor to play young rapper

Netflix and Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming musical drama added a legendary voice to oversee the series: Grandmaster Flash. The rapper joined <i>The Get Down</i> as …

Marvel's Daredevil: The 11 Coolest Moments

The best from The Man Without Fear's debut year.<p><i>Spoilers for all 13 episodes of Marvel's Daredevil follow.</i><p>Now that Daredevil's excellent, gritty …

Aja Naomi King joins biopic based on Nat Turner’s slave rebellion

<i>Variety</i> is reporting that <i>How To Get Away With Murder</i>’s Aja Naomi King has been cast opposite Armie Hammer in <i>The Birth Of A Nation</i>, which will …

Are Americans Really Champions of Racial Equality?

70 years after Gunnar Myrdal's An American Dilemma, it's time to let go of the idea that America's morality will overcome its history of discrimination.<p>In his speech at Selma last month, President Barack Obama highlighted the inconsistencies between America’s egalitarian ideals and its history of …

Civil Rights

What Happens When You Build a Town Around a Prison?

A tour of Huntsville, Texas, where penitentiaries serve as job creators, tourist attractions, and the center of the community.<p>Paula has stopped noticing the sirens. Every few hours, they sound from the sprawling Walls Unit at the center of town: one sharp, short bleat, followed 30 minutes later by …