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Here She Goes Again: Diane Von Furstenberg Can't Stop Talking About Chinese Women

Here She Goes Again: Diane Von Furstenberg Can’t Stop Talking About Chinese Women

by Jorge Rivas on June 22 2012, 12:21PM

Last year she called Chinese people disobedient Japanese people now designer Diane Von Furstenberg is saying Chinese women are afraid of their own power.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch 'Glee' Star Harry Shum Jr. Compete in a Pole Dancing Contest [Video]

Watch ‘Glee’ Star Harry Shum Jr. Compete in a Pole Dancing Contest [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on June 21 2012, 1:50PM

Kev Jumba from You Offend Me, You Offend My Family” aka YOMYOMF invited Harry Shum Jr. to a pole dance off.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

64-Year-Old Great-Grandmother Takes 2nd Place at Bikini Contest

64-Year-Old Great-Grandmother Takes 2nd Place at Bikini Contest

by Jorge Rivas on June 21 2012, 11:23AM

A Los Angeles grandma beat a bunch of women half her age in a bikini contest in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

FOX Picks Up Jesus Orellana’s Sci-Fi Movie Project ‘Rosa’

by Jorge Rivas on June 20 2012, 2:45PM

20th Century Fox has purchased the rights to create a full length feature film based on the sci-fi short-film ROSA that was created entirely by young comic-artist Jesús Orellana.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Adidas Pulls Shoe in Response to Slavery Controversy

Adidas Pulls Shoe in Response to Slavery Controversy

by Jorge Rivas on June 19 2012, 10:34AM

He may not be a household name but Jeremy Scott’s designs have been worn by Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Madonna and Kanye West.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Obama Boy' Has a Crush on the President, R&B Style

‘Obama Boy’ Has a Crush on the President, R&B Style

by Jorge Rivas on June 13 2012, 5:40PM

“Hey Barry, It’s me.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Finally, a Satire Film About Being a Black Face in a White Place is in the Works

Finally, a Satire Film About Being a Black Face in a White Place is in the Works

by Jorge Rivas on June 13 2012, 1:24PM

“Dear White People” is a satire about being a black face in a white place.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Oprah Asks 50 Cent Why He Said 'She Caters to Older White Women'

Oprah Asks 50 Cent Why He Said ‘She Caters to Older White Women’

by Jorge Rivas on June 12 2012, 12:38PM

On Sunday’s episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” host Oprah Winfrey confronted 50 Cent with a long list of heavy duty questions.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

La Casa Azul Becomes East Harlem's Little Bookstore That Could

La Casa Azul Becomes East Harlem’s Little Bookstore That Could

by Mónica Novoa on June 12 2012, 9:44AM

At a time when many mainstream booksellers and publishers are struggling to survive, a new independent Latino-owned bookstore in East Harlem showed that community support can be strong business capital.

Topics: Arts & Culture

/NOW Blog Gets New Pinterest and Reddit Sharing Buttons

/NOW Blog Gets New Pinterest and Reddit Sharing Buttons

by Jorge Rivas on June 11 2012, 4:20PM

Happy Sharing!

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

ABC's Robin Roberts Battles Blood Disorder Possibly Caused By Chemo

ABC’s Robin Roberts Battles Blood Disorder Possibly Caused By Chemo

by Jorge Rivas on June 11 2012, 2:51PM

Five years after battling and beating breast cancer, “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts faces another battle.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Audra McDonald Becomes First Black Actress to Win Five Tony Awards

Audra McDonald Becomes First Black Actress to Win Five Tony Awards

by Jorge Rivas on June 11 2012, 11:40AM

On Sunday, Audra McDonald won the Tony Award for best leading actress in a musical and became the first black actress to ever win five Tony Awards. McDonald was honored for her powerful portrayal of Bess in “The Gershwins’ Porgy…

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A Musical Thank You Note to the Racists and Misogynists of the Internet

A Musical Thank You Note to the Racists and Misogynists of the Internet

by Jorge Rivas on June 8 2012, 3:39PM

Isabel Fay, a British comedy writer and performer, wrote a beautiful song thanking the “sexually aggressive, racist, homophobe, misogynistic” trolls of the interwebs.

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Silver Spring, MD Gets Its Own African Contemporary Dance Flash Mob [Video]

Silver Spring, MD Gets Its Own African Contemporary Dance Flash Mob [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on June 8 2012, 10:33AM

Watch a group of young people as they performed an African Contemporary Dance Flash Mob in the Downtown Silver Spring area.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

How to Talk About Race Without Getting Stuck in 'Clybourne Park'

How to Talk About Race Without Getting Stuck in ‘Clybourne Park’

by Tiffany Bradley on June 8 2012, 10:03AM

Bruce Norris’ bleak view of the state of America’s race discussion is up for a Tony Award this weekend. While you’re watching the ceremony, you can try out these tools for avoiding the quagmire in which the characters of “Clybourne Park” find themselves.

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You Ready for 'The Wire: The Musical' Starring Michael Kenneth Williams? [Video]

You Ready for ‘The Wire: The Musical’ Starring Michael Kenneth Williams? [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on June 6 2012, 11:41AM

The cast of HBO’s “The Wire” partnered with “Funny or Die” to bring us this gem.

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Jay Smooth to Gwyneth Paltrow: Don't Get Too Comfy With N-Word

Jay Smooth to Gwyneth Paltrow: Don’t Get Too Comfy With N-Word

by Jorge Rivas on June 6 2012, 10:39AM

How Gwyneth Paltrow should’ve handle the controversy surrounding her tweeting the “N-word” this weekend.

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Ramiro Gomez's Cardboard Cut Outs Make LA Times' Frontpage

Ramiro Gomez’s Cardboard Cut Outs Make LA Times’ Frontpage

by Jorge Rivas on June 5 2012, 2:31PM

Gomez hopes his works shed light on the unseen laborers who keep homes and lawns and care for youngsters.

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Jay Smooth: Leave Michelle Obama Alone With Your Random Opinions

Jay Smooth: Leave Michelle Obama Alone With Your Random Opinions

by Jorge Rivas on June 1 2012, 2:57PM

Ill Doctrine’s Jay Smooth has a new video.

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Undocumented Artist Gives American Apparel's Farmer Ad a Political Twist

Undocumented Artist Gives American Apparel’s Farmer Ad a Political Twist

by Channing Kennedy on June 1 2012, 9:35AM

Undocumented ‘artivist’ Julio Salgado, who’s been blowing up your Facebook with his parodies of American Apparel ads, talks with us about destroying the dangerous myth of the perfect immigrant.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration