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Junot Díaz to Release Illustrated Edition of 'This Is How You Lose Her'

Junot Díaz to Release Illustrated Edition of ‘This Is How You Lose Her’

by Jamilah King on October 25 2013, 11:54AM

He’s teaming up with award-winning graphic novelist Jaime Hernandez to release a deluxe illustrated version of his best-selling short story collection.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Very Creative Mom Turns Baby's Nap Time Into Dream Adventure

Very Creative Mom Turns Baby’s Nap Time Into Dream Adventure

by Jamilah King on October 24 2013, 11:48AM

Most parents cherish the time that their young children spend napping. But Queenie Liao, an artist and mother of three young boys, decided to put herself to work.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Flying Lotus and Tyler, the Creator Are Not Fans of the YouTube Awards

Flying Lotus and Tyler, the Creator Are Not Fans of the YouTube Awards

by Jamilah King on October 24 2013, 11:24AM

The two prominent black artists don’t think the awards do enough to spotlight innovative and unsigned artists who help the video service thrive.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe Offers Teen Dating Advice

TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe Offers Teen Dating Advice

by Jamilah King on October 24 2013, 11:03AM

And it’s kinda adorable.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Here's Your Reminder Not to Be a Whack Racist This Halloween

Here’s Your Reminder Not to Be a Whack Racist This Halloween

by Jamilah King on October 24 2013, 10:46AM

It’s just not cute.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Angel Haze 'Freaked Out' Over Remix of Macklemore's 'Same Love'

Angel Haze ‘Freaked Out’ Over Remix of Macklemore’s ‘Same Love’

by Jamilah King on October 23 2013, 1:53PM

The song hit a little too close to home.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch 'Do the Right Thing' Cast's 25-Year Reunion

Watch ‘Do the Right Thing’ Cast’s 25-Year Reunion

by Jamilah King on October 23 2013, 1:39PM

There’s a Broadway musical on the way.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Aloe Blacc's New Video is Undocumented and Unafraid

Aloe Blacc’s New Video is Undocumented and Unafraid

by Aura Bogado on October 23 2013, 1:31PM

Alex Rivera directs the moving video.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Rapper Jasiri X's New Video 'Crooked Cops' Takes Aim at Police Brutality

Rapper Jasiri X’s New Video ‘Crooked Cops’ Takes Aim at Police Brutality

by Jamilah King on October 23 2013, 10:48AM

Dedicated to a crooked cop near you.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'The Onion' Protests the Washington DC NFL Team's Name With Anti-Semitism

‘The Onion’ Protests the Washington DC NFL Team’s Name With Anti-Semitism

by Jamilah King on October 22 2013, 11:09AM

If you’re trying to make a point about the bigotry of an NFL team’s name, it’s best not to resort to a bigoted argument.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Africa'-Themed Party Features KKK, Elephant and Black Face Costumes

‘Africa’-Themed Party Features KKK, Elephant and Black Face Costumes

by Jamilah King on October 22 2013, 10:05AM

The birthday girl says that she’s always wanted to teach in Africa, so it’s okay.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch This Cute Little Girl's Hilarious Tap Dance Routine

Watch This Cute Little Girl’s Hilarious Tap Dance Routine

by Jamilah King on October 22 2013, 9:47AM

A star is born!

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch the Ohio State Marching Band's Michael Jackson Tribute

Watch the Ohio State Marching Band’s Michael Jackson Tribute

by Jamilah King on October 21 2013, 3:17PM

Such fancy footwork.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Prince Pulls Off His Pajama Party

Prince Pulls Off His Pajama Party

by Aura Bogado on October 21 2013, 2:06PM

Paisley Park hosted a serious breakfast party this weekend.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

A List of Every Theater That's Playing '12 Years a Slave'

A List of Every Theater That’s Playing ‘12 Years a Slave’

by Jamilah King on October 21 2013, 1:16PM

The film opens nationwide on November 1.

Topics: '12 Years a Slave', Arts & Culture, /NOW

ESPN Hosts Laugh as Lee Corso Dances Around in 'Redface'

ESPN Hosts Laugh as Lee Corso Dances Around in ‘Redface’

by Jamilah King on October 21 2013, 10:16AM

Lee Curso took racism to a new level on “College Gameday” over the weekend.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Tour Features a Jesus Christ Lookalike

Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Tour Features a Jesus Christ Lookalike

by Jamilah King on October 21 2013, 9:19AM

Because why not?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Wanna Touch a Black Woman's Hair? This Short Film Explores Why

Wanna Touch a Black Woman’s Hair? This Short Film Explores Why

by Jamilah King on October 21 2013, 9:06AM

‘You Can Touch My Hair’ is a documentary series and panel discussion that explores the fascination with natural hair.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'12 Years a Slave' Has Big Opening Weekend With Diverse Audience

‘12 Years a Slave’ Has Big Opening Weekend With Diverse Audience

by Jamilah King on October 21 2013, 8:53AM

The film had a successful opening weekend that extended far beyond the box office.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Colorlines Exclusive: Jay Smooth's Autumn Mixtape!

Colorlines Exclusive: Jay Smooth’s Autumn Mixtape!

by Akiba Solomon, Jay Smooth on October 21 2013, 7:00AM

A special, exclusive mix by Jay Smooth

Topics: Arts & Culture, Colorlines Mixtapes