Motownphilly’s back again, courtesy of NKTOBSB:

Documenting the fashion histories of women of color.

Thanks to the lockout, NFL free agency is completely bonkers this year.

Yale can’t locate a single person of color to talk about the environment.

The full backstory on Otis Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness.”

Community: Season 1, Ep. 1 and Ep. 2 – ‘Pilot’ and ‘Spanish 101.’

For all my love of NBC’s Community, this was actually my first time seeing the pilot. I jumped in on the holiday ep that featured a healthy dose of Shirley’s religious intolerance–but I’m getting head of myself. I knew I’d eventually settle into this show because I remember falling hard for the earnestness of its [...]

Houses Divided.

In Melissa Harris-Perry’s first night sitting in for Rachel Maddow, she educated viewers about the seemingly irrepressible wealth gap between white and minority households in the U.S.:

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Your Tuesday Random-Ass Roundup: Worst People in the World?

With all due respect to Keith Olbermann and his staff, Pat Buchanan, Glenn Beck and Rep. Allen West are making things awfully easy for tonight’s “Countdown” producers.

Regarding West in particular, it’s hard to take someone seriously if they’re older than 23, gainfully employed and still wearing a box. Even my uncle who retired from [...]

Random Midday Hotness: Jamming With James, Michael and Prince.

How doesn’t everyone know about this? And how come the world didn’t explode? [...]

Seven Tropes We Should Retire.

King Solomon wrote in the Book of Ecclesiastes that there’s nothing new under the sun, and that was circa 970 B.C., so you can imagine how recycled and overwarmed pretty much everything is now. As a pop culture connoisseur, I find Solomon’s screed particularly true of contemporary lit, film, and TV.

Take any show, flick, [...]


Navigating The Affection Gap.

Last week, the Kinsey Institute released the results of a study that surveyed 1,009 heterosexual couples on their attitudes toward physical affection and sex. The “shocking” pull-quote making media rounds has to do with men in long-term relationships valuing physical affection (i.e. kissing and cuddling) more than women in long-term relationships, who [...]