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‘Isn’t This Funnier?’ New Girl Creator Liz Meriwether Recalls the Making of the Prince Episode

On December 4, 2013, I was sitting around a conference table on the Fox lot getting notes on the table draft of <i>New Girl</i> episode 315 — an episode that …

A New Novel Asks What Would Happen if a Black Man Woke Up White (Except for His Ass)

'Blackass,' the debut novel from A. Igoni Barrett, is a hilarious tale of race, sexuality, and Kafkaesque metamorphosis.<p>Furo Warikbo, the protagonist in A. Igoni Barrett's debut novel, <i>Blackass,</i> is a normal young guy in Lagos, Nigeria—until one day, on the morning of a job interview, he wakes up to …

Books

Christian Bale on Hollywood Hedonism and Chris Rock’s Divisive Oscars - The Daily Beast

The Oscar-winning actor opened up to The Daily Beast’s Jen Yamato about his new Terrence Malick film Knight of Cups, about the seedy side of L.A., …

Chris Rock forgot that Hollywood’s racism is bigger than black and white

One way Chris Rock proved how much Hollywood needs black actors on Oscar night was with an extended clip showing what some of last years best movies could have been like if they employed actors of color. For <i>Joy</i>, Rock had Whoopi Goldberg, in a janitor’s jumpsuit, interrupt the scene where Jennifer …

Race & Ethnicity

Beyonce's "Formation" Lyrics Are A Reminder Of My Own #BlackGirlMagic

About two hours ago, I got a text that simply read "MARGARET," with a link to a video. I knew instantly that it was about Beyoncé, and I was ready. …

Feminism

Beyoncé's Formation reclaims black America's narrative from the margins | Syreeta McFadden

Photograph: YouTube<p>Beyoncé sits atop a New Orleans police car, in the opening of her video for Formation.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>https://media.guim.co.uk/351813e4232bff05ed513d9a0308c33ff6086714/387_0_895_538/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: YouTube<p>A child finishes his dance before a line of police officers dressed in …

How Will Host Chris Rock Treat The Oscars' Lack Of Diversity?

Comedy and race will meet head-on at this year's Academy Awards on Feb. 28. Amid calls to boycott the Oscars over its lack of diversity, the host is one of today's most provocative black comedians. You can just feel the audacious Chris Rock rubbing his hands together in excitement.<p>The first time …

Sady Doyle (Progressive)

Let’s start, this time, with a story. This is about Hillary Clinton – everything I write seems to be about her these days – but it’s about me, too. …

A Feminist’s Guide to Critiquing Hillary Clinton

<i>Lead image credit:</i> <i>Her Campus</i><p>BY KELLY WILZ<p>Fair warning: This blog is not going to be angry. It will not be written in all caps. There will be no …

Feminism

This list of things women shouldn't wear after 30 is making us LOL

We’re just going to come right out and say it: we’re tired of people policing what women wear. If all the content instructing women on what they …

Coen brothers: diversity is important, the Oscars are not

The Coen brothers are the latest of the Hollywood players to let their opinions be known about the lack of diversity in front of the lens, following the controversy when for a second year in a row, not one single actor of color received an Oscar nomination.<p>“<i>Diversity</i>’s important,” Joel Coen told …

Jada Pinkett Smith

Boston school budget seeks more pre-school seats amid overall cuts

Boston’s School Department plans to create hundreds of new preschool seats and offer rigorous course work to a broader group of elementary school …

Education

'Serial' subject Adnan Syed has day in court, makes case for new trial

For more than a decade, Asia McClain was confident that she had seen Adnan Syed at a Woodlawn library during the time when prosecutors said he had …

Where is the diversity in The Washington Post’s top ranks?

The two emails arrived at the inboxes of Washington Post staffers within ten minutes of each other on Monday: The first announced that Lonnae O’Neal, a 24-year veteran of The Post, was leaving to join The Undefeated, the race-culture-sports website under the roof of ESPN. The second announced that …

American Muslim Women Explain Why They Do — Or Don't — Cover

<i>Editor's note: A previous version of this piece was published prematurely and contained a number of errors and mischaracterizations of Tom Gjelten's original reporting. We have corrected this post.</i><p>For Muslim women, a headscarf — or hijab — is a visible sign of their faith and identity, and whether …

In Conversation About Diversity In Hollywood, Where Does Sundance Fit In?

When the Sundance Film Festival kicked off last month, the subject of diversity was in the air. Just days after the Academy of Motion Pictures rekindled the debate on #OscarsSoWhite, thousands of filmmakers and journalists decamped to Park City, Utah's snowy mountains to discover new indie gems and …

“Three cheers for misogyny: why the world can't handle Susan Sarandon and her 69-year-old cleavage”

<b>Ask A Feminist is Stylist.co.uk's regular column tackling issues on feminism, sexism and womanhood in a real-life, 21st Century context. This week</b> …

Dear White Artists Making Music Videos In India: Step Away From The 'Holi' Powder

When some Western musicians picture life in India, they seem to think you can't turn a corner without someone blasting you in the face with brightly colored powder.<p>Like, you get a knock on the door, and it's the delivery guy, but he can't just hand you your bag of food and be done with it. First, …

What to stream on HBO, Hulu, Amazon, Netflix and Showtime in February

Snowed in? S'no problem (sorry). Avoid the snow and slush by staying in with the best new titles coming to streaming next month.<p>HBO<p><b>Top Pick: Last</b> …

Sophie Turner promises Sansa gets a good storyline in 'Game of Thrones' Season 6

Perhaps the unluckiest woman in love, Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), has suffered a plethora of non-starter storylines throughout <i>Game of Thrones</i>.<p>But …

TV Series

Clinton faces losing Iowa to Sanders thanks to young women

Polls showing that Vermont's socialist senator winning powerful support among young women voters<p>Of all the groups that comprise Iowa's electorate, young female Democrats should be natural supporters of Hillary Clinton.<p>But when Iowa becomes the first US state to choose a Democratic nominee on …

The Clintons’ sordid race game: No one will say it, but the Clintons’ rise was premised on repudiating black voters

<b>Jesse Jackson and Bill Clinton, at the 112th annual national convention U. S. R. in Atlanta, Sept. 9, 1992. (AP/Curtis Compton)</b><p>Here’s what Bill and Hillary mean to me: Sister Souljah, welfare reform, Ricky Ray Rector and the crime bill<p>Corey Robin<p>January 31, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>It may be a …

Macklemore Is All of My Woke Ex-Boyfriends

Macklemore is a musician who recently released a song about his struggle being a white man of privilege who is becoming aware of social and racial …

Hillary Clinton Leans In, Embraces Role Of First Female President

"The first woman president would be quite a change."<p>WASHINGTON -- Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night emphasized the historic nature of her candidacy, highlighting the possibility that she could be the first female president in U.S. history.<p>Clinton largely avoided playing the …

“Where’s my wife already?”: Reflections on sex and the single feminist

<b>(SanneBerg via iStock/LoloStock via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Fifty years of feminism taught me not to settle. But now, the thing I want most is the one thing I can’t have<p>Meredith Maran<p>January 27, 2016 11:59pm (UTC)<p>“A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle,” Gloria Steinem said in 1970, and …

Relationships

Kristen Stewart comments on gender inequality in Hollywood

As more and more actresses have begun speaking out about the gender-specific challenges they face in Hollywood, Kristen Stewart has weighed in on the …

Artificial Intelligence: Gods, egos and Ex Machina

Even with its flaws, last year’s <i>Ex Machina</i> perfectly captured the curious relationship between artificial intelligence, God and ego. A tiny change in its closing moments would have given it an intriguing new dimension.<p>It’s taken me a year and a several viewings to collect my thoughts about <i>Ex …

Academy clarifies Oscar rule changes following diversity row

Academy Awards organisers aim to double the number of women and ethnic minority members by 2020 after complaints of bias against older, white members, but say new rules will not exclude veterans<p>The US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has clarified its plans to revolutionise the Oscars …

The Oscars

Spike Lee on Charlotte Rampling, Skipping the Oscars, and Why White Hollywood Needs to Step Up

Spike Lee is here at Sundance promoting his new documentary, <i>Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to Off the Wall</i> (airing February 5 on Showtime), …