Culture

Which Republicans Will Desert Trump's Sinking Ship First?

Like a chubby, orange-haired, 71-year-old version of Edith Piaf, Donald Trump reportedly declared that, after his legendary press conference meltdown on Tuesday, he regrets nothing. And indeed, there did seem to be an unhinged glee in his now notorious performance, reminiscent of Howard Beale in …

Donald Trump

Tucker Carlson and Trump’s Confused Defenders

Tucker Carlson generally seems to love his job: he is a former magazine writer who now spends his nights on Fox News, where he can be found arguing that, regardless of what President Trump has done recently, his political opponents have done something worse. On Tuesday night, hours after Trump …

Business

African American history museum to honor Colin Kaepernick, but refuses to honor Clarence Thomas

NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick will make it into Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture before longtime Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas.<p>Museum curators made the announcement on Saturday.<p>Just a part<p>Damion Thomas, the museum’s sports curator, told USA Today in …

Black History

Eric Andre Criticizes Hip-Hop Community for Promoting Kodak Black and XXXTentacion Despite 'Bigotry'

When people hear the name Eric Andre, they're usually thinking about his work in the comedy world, and not what he thinks about hip hop's …

Pop Culture

David Olusoga's look at a forgotten history shows there's always been black in the Union Jack

Black and British: A Forgotten History addresses on of the greatest silences in British historiography.<p>Nineteen eighty-four was a transformative year …

History

Jerry Lewis: Jim Carrey, Deana Martin, More Remember Comedy Legend

"That fool was no dummy. Jerry Lewis was an undeniable genius an unfathomable blessing, comedy's absolute! I am because he was," Carrey writes<p>The …

Comedy

Why Renewable Energy Is Not as Clean as You Think

OK, so the fight against climate change isn’t going flawlessly. But there is some cause for optimism, right? Money is plowing into cheap solar …

Renewable Energy

Smithsonian's African American History Museum Releases Statement on Charlottesville and Confederate Memorials

Lonnie G. Bunch, the Smithsonian's founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, has released a statement on …

Black History

Jerry Lewis, Comic Icon And Titan Of Telethons, Dies At 91

Jerry Lewis, a comedic fixture on big screens and charity telethons for decades, has died at the age of 91.<p>His death was first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and confirmed by NPR with his publicist and spokeswoman.<p>Cazau provided the following statement:<p>"Famed comedian, actor, and …

News (U.S.)

Matt LeBlanc Just Turned 50 and ‘It Sucks’

The actor talks to The Daily Beast about the beginning of ‘Friends,’ the end of ‘Episodes’ and what comes next.<p>This is something that has happened to Matt LeBlanc more than once. Some random person will walk up to him on the street. Maybe they are a millennial or even younger. “Are you Joey’s dad?” …

TV

10 Other Big Things We Have to 'Rename or Erase' if We Are Going to Attack Anything That Represents Slavery

Confederate monuments were around before Charlottesville, Virginia, or before an angry mob destroyed one of them in Durham, North Carolina, earlier …

Black History

'Game of Thrones' Fans Just Got a Big Hint About An Upcoming Spin-Off Series

If <i>Game of Thrones</i> is the biggest show on television, then the numerous spin-off series we've been promised by HBO are probably the biggest <i>upcoming</i> …

Pop Culture

Why Tom Hanks Loves Typewriters—And You Should Too

Typewriters may be a thing of the past, but a new documentary shows how they may actually hold the keys to the future.<p>ROME — Disclaimer: I am a typewriter collector—32 and counting. In addition to my assortment of vintage Olivettis and Hermes, I have an Arabic script Erika from Morocco, a Cyrillic …

Tom Hanks

Karen Elson: ‘At 16, I was living in Paris on Weetabix and pears’

The musician and model on fussy eating, late-night sake – and why her Nashville friends call her ‘Mama K’<p><b>As a girl I hardly ate anything except dried bread,</b> bacon, Jammie Dodgers and microwave chips. I was the fussiest, pickiest eater, sitting stubbornly in a battle of wills. And when I had a …

Culture (UK)

Why Is No One Tearing Down Statues Of Jewish Confederate Judah Benjamin?

Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and Stonewall Jackson, the three most famous Confederate heroes, have hundreds of memorials and monuments in public …

Jewish Culture

Videos: 10 Actors Who Were Caught Making A Mistake In Movies

This is a new video from Screen Rant that lists 10 actors who were caught making a mistake in movies. Actors are all human just like us, and …

Pop Culture

Virgina Town's Residents Push Mayor to Replace Confederate Monument With Tribute to Rapper

Over 9,000 people have signed a petition calling on the mayor of Portsmouth, Virginia to replace a Confederate monument with a statue of rapper Missy …

Conservative View

After Grenfell: a carnival to remember

Following the fire at the west London tower block, there were new calls for the Notting Hill carnival to be relocated. But counting down to this year’s event, locals and carnival makers remain adamant that it should stay put – and pay respect to the victims<p>On 6 July, three weeks after a …

Culture (UK)

Anti-Semitism: Charlottesville Proves It’s Time to Stop Pretending Jews Aren’t a Minority [Opinion]

If you are Jewish, it’s likely that you spent last week in despair and absolute confusion. You probably watched the extreme-right white supremacists …

Racism

UK Jews 'consider emigrating' because of rising antisemitism

A third of British Jews have considered leaving the UK because of the rise in antisemitic hate crime, an online survey suggests.<p>The vast majority – …

Jewish Culture

Will Rosa Parks house come home?

Artist Ryan Mendoza saved Rosa Parks' old Detroit home from demolition by moving it to Germany. Now, he explains why he wants to return the house to …

Black History

Billy the Puppet in new Jigsaw poster will bring your heart in your mouth [PHOTO]

Are you ready to "play a game"? The Saw series returns with Jigsaw and the frightening poster just dropped.<p>James Wan is known to create some of the …

Culture (India)

Protesters slam NYC statue of doctor who experimented on slaves

A monument to a doctor who experimented on slaves became the target of protesters on Saturday.

Black History

Sunday Puzzle: It's Time To Rhyme

<b>On-air challenge:</b> The answer to each clue is a 6-letter word that rhymes with the last word:<p>Ex. Cause of muscle pain —-> STRAIN<p>Time of year when birds start to sing<br>• Having glaring light<br>• What follows Sunday<br>• What's raised in a mound<br>• More than twice<br>• Place where you might find a vassal<br>• Tool on a mechanic's …

Actor Jerry Lewis Dead at 91

Legendary actor Jerry Lewis died on Sunday at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91. Lewis partnered with Dean Martin in the 1950s for comedy shows, and starred in the 1960s films <i>The Bellboy</i> and <i>The Nutty Professor</i>. With his annual Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy telethon, Lewis raised more than $2.45 …

Entertainment

'Europe is lost', senior rabbi warns Spanish Jews

Barcelona’s chief rabbi has advised Jews to move to Israel in the wake of the Spanish terror attacks, saying Europe has been “lost” to the threat of …

Jewish Culture

The Nazis Weren't in Boston Because 'Boston Doesn't Play That Shit'

“We didn’t know the KKK was in Boston!” one woman said excitedly, boarding the bus to the Boston Common around noon today for the protests against …

Racism

Sweet, Generous 'Wild Things' Is A Playful Survey Of Kid Lit

<i>Wild Things</i>, Bruce Handy's new book about "the joy of reading children's literature as an adult," recounts a famous Maurice Sendak anecdote: After sending a young fan a drawing, Sendak got a letter back from his mother saying that the child had loved it so much that he ate it. "He didn't preserve …

Books

It’s Not About ‘White Culture’

“I came to this march for the message that white European culture has a right to be here just like every other culture,” a white nationalist …

Racism

Zionism Cannot Be Compared To Nazism — Even If Richard Spencer And JVP Say So

It was offensive enough when, in the aftermath of the deadly events in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, the white supremacist leader Richard …

Jewish Culture