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Science Is Real: A Conversation With They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh

28 April 2017 11:16 AM, PDT

It’s Earth Week. From Standing Rock to Flint, from fashion to festivals, we’re diving into the fight for our planet on all fronts. There’s reason to believe I might have gotten one of my childhood idols arrested this week. Ok, perhaps not quite, though They Might Be GiantsJohn Flansburgh did end our phone interview,... Read more » »

- Meredith Graves

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The Revealing Gaze of J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only

28 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT

The fact of state-sanctioned, perpetual, and premature black death is perhaps the most tangible evidence of the exhausting aftereffects of American slavery. When I say “premature,” I don’t mean in the sense that black people are disproportionately more likely to suffer from heart disease, diabetes, and a host of other serious medical ailments — though... 4 Your Eyez Only">Read more » »

- Tirhakah Love

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The Handmaid’s Tale: Motherhood Or Death

27 April 2017 12:42 PM, PDT

Horror, from Rosemary’s Baby to The Babadook, is uniquely equipped to explore the intimate violence that can accompany pregnancy and motherhood. There’s little blood in The Handmaid’s Tale, but Hulu’s 10-part adaptation, which debuted with three episodes yesterday (April 26), is no less terrifying for it. Like Get Out, the series contributes to this year’s... The Handmaid’s Tale: Motherhood Or Death">Read more » »

- Inkoo Kang

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Snoop Dogg And The Myth Of The Black Outlaw

27 April 2017 9:01 AM, PDT

Twenty-five years after Los Angeles rose up, how far have we come as a nation? Ten stories about the L.A. riots and the world they made. As sophomoric as it seems now, it’s hard to overstate the ubiquitousness of “-izzle” in the popular culture of the 2000s. For a while there, “-izzle” was America’s go-to... Read more » »

- Tirhakah Love

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On The Handmaid’s Tale, Bernie Sanders, And Feminism

25 April 2017 7:29 AM, PDT

The two episodes I’ve seen so far of The Handmaid’s Tale, which premieres April 26 on Hulu, are fantastic. The adaptation breathes new life into Margaret Atwood’s seminal feminist-dystopian 1980s novel, scattering it with references to Tinder and Uber and imbuing it with a stark, gorgeously filmed realism. It’s an unflinching look at a patriarchal,... The Handmaid’s Tale, Bernie Sanders, And Feminism">Read more » »

- Rachel Handler

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