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Arts & Culture

Biggie Too Fat, Misogynist and Criminal for Brooklyn Honor

Biggie Too Fat, Misogynist and Criminal for Brooklyn Honor

by Jamilah King on October 18 2013, 10:17AM

Welcome to a changing borough.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Chiwetel Ejiofor On '12 Years a Slave'

Chiwetel Ejiofor On ‘12 Years a Slave’

by Jamilah King on October 18 2013, 7:00AM

Ejiofor was at first reluctant to tackle the role of Solomon Northup, but the story was too powerful to resist.

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

Really Racist Video Proclaims White Girl's Love of Chinese Food

Really Racist Video Proclaims White Girl’s Love of Chinese Food

by Jamilah King on October 17 2013, 2:31PM

This looks like it’s a real thing.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Idris Elba Play Nelson Mandela in New Film

Watch Idris Elba Play Nelson Mandela in New Film

by Jamilah King on October 17 2013, 12:16PM

The film opens in the United States on November 29.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Poll: Majority See Why Washington DC NFL Team's Name is Offensive

Poll: Majority See Why Washington DC NFL Team’s Name is Offensive

by Jamilah King on October 17 2013, 11:26AM

The poll was commissioned by the Oneida Indian Nation.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Prince Is Having a Pajama Dance Party At His House This Weekend

Prince Is Having a Pajama Dance Party At His House This Weekend

by Jamilah King on October 17 2013, 11:19AM

And you’re invited.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Listen to Angel Haze Freestyle Over Drake's 'Worst Behavior'

Listen to Angel Haze Freestyle Over Drake’s ‘Worst Behavior’

by Jamilah King on October 17 2013, 11:07AM

Who did it better? You be the judge.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

UCLA Study Finds Link Between TV Diversity and Higher Ratings

UCLA Study Finds Link Between TV Diversity and Higher Ratings

by Julianne Hing on October 16 2013, 3:52PM

But people of color and women are still woefully underrepresented on television.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Five Authors of Color Among National Book Award Finalists

Five Authors of Color Among National Book Award Finalists

by Jamilah King on October 16 2013, 10:27AM

The awards will be announced on November 20.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Black Artist Photographs White Women Wearing 'Black' Hair Styles

Black Artist Photographs White Women Wearing ‘Black’ Hair Styles

by Akiba Solomon on October 15 2013, 2:56PM

Artist Endia Beal produces transgressive series of photographs

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Read an Excerpt from New Yorker Critic Hilton Als' 'White Girls'

Read an Excerpt from New Yorker Critic Hilton Als’ ‘White Girls’

by Jamilah King on October 15 2013, 11:19AM

It’s his first book in nearly 15 years.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Robert Glasper Teams Up With Jill Scott, Common, Emeli Sandé

Robert Glasper Teams Up With Jill Scott, Common, Emeli Sandé

by Jamilah King on October 15 2013, 10:58AM

And the new music video is everything.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Blair Underwood's 'Ironside' Offers Glimpse at Disability on TV

Blair Underwood’s ‘Ironside’ Offers Glimpse at Disability on TV

by Jamilah King on October 14 2013, 2:59PM

The show sheds new light on the way that disability appears on screen and the challenges facing actors who have physical disabilities.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

NBC's Bob Costas Calls 'Redskins' Name a Slur on Sunday Night Football

NBC’s Bob Costas Calls ‘Redskins’ Name a Slur on Sunday Night Football

by Jamilah King on October 14 2013, 11:13AM

It’s safe to say that the debate over Washington football team’s name is overshadowing the club’s play on the field this year.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Are You Ready for Jamie Foxx to Play Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr?

Are You Ready for Jamie Foxx to Play Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr?

by Jamilah King on October 11 2013, 9:55AM

Because it’s happening.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

NFL Player Wears Green Cleats for Mental Health Awareness Despite Fine

NFL Player Wears Green Cleats for Mental Health Awareness Despite Fine

by Jamilah King on October 11 2013, 9:17AM

Brandon Marshall had a point to make.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

East New Yorkers Charge Tourists $20 to See Banksy's Art in Their 'Hood

East New Yorkers Charge Tourists $20 to See Banksy’s Art in Their ‘Hood

by Jamilah King on October 11 2013, 9:13AM

And it’s brilliant.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

André Leon Talley Talks Racial Diversity in the Fashion World

André Leon Talley Talks Racial Diversity in the Fashion World

by Jamilah King on October 9 2013, 11:23AM

He’s paying attention.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Miley Cyrus Joins The Roots, Jimmy Fallon on 'We Can't Stop' Remix

Miley Cyrus Joins The Roots, Jimmy Fallon on ‘We Can’t Stop’ Remix

by Jamilah King on October 9 2013, 10:58AM

And it’s actually not bad.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

TLC Releases New Song 'Meant To Be' Ahead of VH1 Biopic

TLC Releases New Song ‘Meant To Be’ Ahead of VH1 Biopic

by Jamilah King on October 9 2013, 10:25AM

They’re back.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW