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Mindy Kaling Is Thirsty

The newest book from the writer/performer/showrunner isn’t just a memoir. It’s also a defense of something that has gotten a bad name: hard work.<p>When did “hard worker” become a backhanded compliment? When did “thirsty” become such a good burn? Why are we so weird about work, and about wanting, and …

Black-ish Star Tracee Ellis Ross on Her Thierry Mugler Breakout Modeling Moment

“I would not call it my ‘supermodel days’!” <b>Tracee Ellis Ross</b> giggled into the phone. The uproariously funny star of TV’s <i>Black-ish</i> gently brushed aside that characterization of the glamorous and rather felicitous start to her early-’90s modeling and fashion career.<p>tracee ellis ross<p>Photo: Courtesy of …

10 Emerging Fashion Photographers to Follow Now

Behind every photo of a pretty young thing is most likely another pretty young thing. Here, 10 emerging fashion photographers to follow now—they'll most likely have more followers by the end of fashion week.

24 Movies You Should Watch This Season

If spring is the season of slim pickings at the movies, and summer the time for celluloid junk food, then autumn—the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, as John Keats once called it—is when the cinematic chefs serve up their most ambitious fare. Every single week you’ll find movies that, even …

The Sharecropper's Daughter Who Became a Millionaire

If you’ve never heard of Madam C.J. Walker, you’ve missed a story of one of the titans of industry. The former Sarah Breedlove was born in 1867 and …

Black History

The Fascinating History Behind Black Women’s Church Hat Cultural Tradition

Credit: B-metro<p><i>By Nicole Kidder of eHow</i><p>A deeply rooted tradition in the African American community, wearing flamboyant hats to church has both …

African-American News

What the hell is an ‘art hoe’?

Google the term ‘art ho’ and you're likely to be left feeling a little confused. Aside from an Urban Dictionary entry describing “a hoe who is mysterious and chill and like hippyish and good at art”, there's not much to suggest this is the start of something big. Once you scroll through the …

20 Female-Centric Horror Movies Not To Miss

<i>It Follows</i> is the latest of many recent indie horror flicks to take a smarter look at those good old tropes of sex and death and growing up to come …

Horror

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

Creativity

Are you a female movie character? Are you promiscuous? Things won’t end well for you …

Photograph: HBO/Everett/REX<p>The Sex and the City quartet, with Kim Cattrall’s character Samantha third from left.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/25/1437820539108/edec16f9-d56f-43c6-bf2a-6f770f171b30-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: HBO/Everett/REX<p>The Sex and the City …

Sex and the City

Bobby Brown on Bobbi Kristina’s Death: “I Am Completely Numb”

“Krissy was and is an angel.”<p>On Monday, Bobby Brown issued a statement about Bobbi Kristina Brown, his only daughter with Whitney Houston, who died Sunday at the age of 22.<p>“Krissy was and is an angel,” Brown said. “I am completely numb at this time. My family must find a way to live with her in …

17 stupendous works of art by mysterious French artist JR

The "photograffeur" — that's a combination of photographer and graffiti artist — prints humongous versions of the portraits he takes, often in black and white, and "flyposts" them where he chooses. The exhibits span whole cities and continents.<p>JR, who has received a TED Prize for his work, sees the …

Inside Southpaw, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Scrappy, Tough-as-Nails Fight Film

This weekend, get into the ring with Gyllenhaal, 50 Cent, and Forest Whitaker.<p><i>Southpaw</i> is in one sense an old-fashioned fight film, a melodrama about a troubled champ looking at the downside of his career through blackened, swollen eyes; minus cussing and a hip-hop soundtrack, the movie could have …

Can Tumblr Preserve Black Contemporary Art?

Talking to Kimberly Drew, the founder of 'Black Contemporary Art,' about audiences, artists, and aggregation.<p>Not all art makes it into art history textbooks. Kimberly Drew, the founder of Black Contemporary Art, a Tumblr that archives images of art made by black artists, learned this while …