Random Midday Hotness: Christopher Wallace X Sarah Koenig.

“But all this still leaves us at our original, vexing question — just who was Biggie talking about in ‘Who Shot Ya’?” Koenig wondered. “What we know and what we don’t — and the deal with Jay. Next week — on Serial.”

Random Midday Hotness: What Did The Black Man Say?

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Kendrick Lamar is great. That’s not some novel observation or anything, but it’s one that comes to come with a lot of Mike Tyson-esque caveats — as in, yeah, but who among his contemporaries is skilled [...]

Random Midday Hotness: Father-Daughter Dance.

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Podcast #25: The Two Michael Sams.

Michael Sam made history this year when he became the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL — or any of America’s major pro sports, for that matter. In this sports media, his estrangement from his family was characterized as simple homophobia. But when Joel went down to Texas to track down the [...]

Random Midday Hotness: T-Pain, Unplugged.

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T-Pain dropped by the day-job on Monday to do a short, lo-fi set for the NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, and even he had to acknowledge that “T-Pain + lo-fi” and “T-Pain + NPR” aren’t the most obvious associations. “I know everyone is wondering where the Auto-Tune is gonna come from,” he said. “It’s right [...]

The Most Important Angry Black Women In Hollywood History.

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Last week, the New York Times’ Alessandra Stanley praised Shonda Rhimes for taking ownership of the often demeaning “Angry Black Woman” label. “Ms. Rhimes has embraced the trite but persistent caricature of the Angry Black Woman, recast it in her own image and made it enviable,” Stanley wrote. “She has almost single-handedly trampled a taboo [...]

Random Midday Hotness: In Which Carlton Goes In.

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Alfonso Ribeiro is going to [...]

A List Of Rules For Women.

Jay Smooth is having a hard time keeping them all straight. [...]