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Janet Mock's Pose Directorial Debut Proves She's a Natural Behind the Camera

"I directed my siblings," Janet Mock confessed with a laugh, when asked if she had ever tried her hand at directing before being tapped to produce, write, and direct for <i>Pose</i>, the FX series that chronicles the 1980s New York City ballroom culture scene, and the intersecting lives of trans and queer …

Siblings

Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2018 Book Preview

Putting together our semi-annual Previews is a blessing and a curse. A blessing to be able to look six months into the future and see the avalanche …

Books

A Bibliography of Black Internationalism, Part II

<i>The scholarship on Black internationalism has grown in leaps and bounds since my first reading list on the topic–originally published on this site in</i> …

The Ultimate Guide to Obama Memoirs and Books

I am an unapologetic Obama family fangirl. I would’ve sold my mama to get my hands on the new Pete Souza photography book of his presidency. I give …

Barack Obama

Womanist Midrash with Wil Gafney

In this episode, Jared & Pete talk to Wil Gafney about the Womanist interpretation of the Bible. In their discussion, she brings out fascinating …

Theology

Take & read: New books in Old Testament

Does biblical scholarship still matter for the life of faith?

Theology

How 20-Year-Old Kylie Jenner Built A $900 Million Fortune In Less Than 3 Years

K<p>ylie Jenner sits at a dark-wood dining table at her mother’s home in Calabasas, California, flicking through display options for a forthcoming pop-up shop. The youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner industrial complex needs to decide how to showcase products by her Kylie Cosmetics makeup …

Kylie Cosmetics

14 Podcasts You Need To Listen To This Summer

For those long road trips or rainy nights in, these are the podcasts you should be listening to this summer.<p><b>Looking for podcasts</b> to binge on this summer, but overwhelmed by all the options? Don’t sweat. Here are 14 podcasts you should listen to no matter <i>how</i> or <i>where</i> you’re spending your summer.<p>Grab …

Self-improvement

RuPaul Perpetuates The Myth That Black Progress Is Tied To White Acceptance

25 years ago, RuPaul was a fearless provocateur. Now, her advice to black queens on Drag Race reveals how steeped she's become in retrograde respectability politics.<p><b>In September 1993,</b> RuPaul Andre Charles, who was still in the glittery naissance of a monumental career, swanked onto the MTV Video …

Charles Barkley

iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which is the best iPhone?

The iPhone X may be "better" on paper, but it might not be the iPhone that best fits your needs.<p>If you're in the market for a new, big-screen iPhone, deciding which to buy -- and debating between the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus -- you're probably not alone.<p>True, the iPhone X is the slightly …

IPhone 8

What Does It Mean to Be Pansexual?

Here's what you need to know about pansexuality.<p>With more celebrities like Janelle Monae and Miley Cyrus coming out as pansexual, you might be unsure of what pansexuality actually is, or how it differs from bisexuality or sexual fluidity in general. Here's the breakdown:<p>What is …

Lisa Bonet on family, husband Jason Momoa & working with Bill Cosby

Tessa Thompson models the season's statement pieces in #PorterEdit

Talking to Google Duplex: Google’s human-like phone AI feels revolutionary

Believe the hype—Google's phone-call bot is every bit as impressive as promised.<p>NEW YORK—Evidently, I didn't walk into a run-of-the-mill press event. …

Google Assistant

Michelle Obama’s Memoir Will Be a ‘Rehumanization Effort’

FormerFirst lady Michelle Obama told the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference audience in New Orleans that her upcoming memoir,</i> …

Michelle Obama

Cardi B and Offset: A Hip-Hop Love Story

<b>One humid afternoon in Atlanta</b>, Cardi B, the new princess of hip-hop, wakes up in an endless white mansion flanked by tall trees. This is her …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ‘Everything Is Love’ is a graduation to the rest of their lives

The joint album is truly defined by two tracks: ‘SUMMER’ and ‘LOVEHAPPY’<p>The most poignant lyric describing Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s already massively …

Relationships

Why My Best Friend And I Decided To Move In Together And Co-Mother Our Children

I’ve known my best friend Tia for 10 years. We’ve seen each other through marriages, career changes and the journey into motherhood.<p>This year was a year of relationship changes for both of us. Her marriage was coming to an end, and my live-in boyfriend and I decided to take a significant step …

Parenting

Sorry for questioning your infinite wisdom, Beyoncé. ‘Everything Is Love’ is it.

A lot has happened between the time the producer Detail first teased a joint project from Beyoncé and Jay-Z to <i>Billboard</i> magazine in 2015. The …

Do Beyoncé Fans Have to Forgive Jay-Z?

The Carters’ surprise collaborative album, Everything Is Love, insists that past grievances are buried. Will the Beyhive feel the same way?<p>Jay-Z and Beyoncé find their way to each other at the water’s edge.<p>On Beyoncé’s last surprise record, the landmark 2013 self-titled visual album awash in …

Family Business

In Beyoncé and Jay-Z's 'Apeshit' Video, Blackness Is an Art Form

It's the Carters themselves who command attention. They're the ones who are invaluable.<p>Where were you when The Carters' <i>Everything Is Love</i> dropped? I was taking a nap. I can't explain why I woke up other than to say I was compelled; perhaps I felt the tectonic shift of Beyoncé doing a thing. …

Women of Color

Meet Jenn Nkiru, who helped direct Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s grandiose visual for “Apeshit”

On Saturday, Beyoncé and Jay-Z surprise dropped <i>Everything Is Love</i>, their first joint album and follow-up compilation to revealing solo oeuvres …

In the Louvre, Beyoncé Proves There's Power in Repurposing Art History

There's a moment in Beyoncé and Jay Z's video for "APESH**T," about two minutes in, when Bey stands in formation in front of the painting <i>The Coronation of Napoleon</i>. She has, as the art historians who run @tabloidarthistory have pointed out, refocused the center of the image. Instead of Napoleon …

Transwomen

Janelle Monáe on Visibility, Loving Openly, and Choosing Freedom Over Fear

<i>Janelle Monáe speaks her mind. Through her art, and in her off-camera life, she gives voice to the voiceless and comfort to the afflicted. And she does it to a funky beat. With the release of her new album, Dirty Computer, Monáe talks to Ashley C. Ford about visibility, about fighting for love, and</i> …

Janelle Monáe

Black Women Respond to Beyoncé’s Lemonade

<b>Maymie de Mena</b> (1879-1953) was an important civil rights activist. She was one of the highest-ranking officers in the Universal Negro Improvement …

Women of Color

OMN: Serving Our Sisters with Eloquent Rage - R.A.J.

<i>On My Nightstand is a column detailing my conversation with whichever book I’m currently reading. I read books like I watch Netflix: “My List” is</i> …

Feminism

Beyoncé and Jay-Z: The State of the Union Is Strong

The strife, sorrow, fury, self-doubt and atonement are over; it’s time for a victory lap. That’s the basis of “Everything Is Love” by the Carters: Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s first full-length album together after years of marriage, parenthood, musical collaborations and shared touring, including the …

New Albums

Chloe and Halle Are Better Than Alright

<i>Grown-ish</i>, the <i>black-ish</i> spinoff starring Yara Shahidi, turned out to be a success in large part because of its talented (and also hot) ensemble cast. …

“I am both Muslim and Christian”

Shortly after noon on Fridays, the Rev. Ann Holmes Redding ties on a black headscarf, preparing to pray with her Muslim group on First Hill.<p>On Sunday …

The best books of 2017, if you combine 21 “best books of 2017” lists

Best-books-of-the-year lists are a way for editors to promote the books they loved the most, but it’s easy to forget such lists are subjective. One way to get a view of what the industry thinks as a whole is to look at the lists in aggregate. That’s why we combined 21 of 2017’s best-books roundups …

Books