Random Midday Hotness: My Friends And I Have Cracked The Code. (Plus A Question.)

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We all dug Lorde’s “Royals” before it was inescapable, so it’s nice to hear a slightly different take on it to remind us why we banged with it so hard in the beginning. [...]

Introducing The Bless Your Heart Podcast!

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It’s been a long time, we know. But here’s something new and different — the inaugural episode of the monthly Bless Your Heart podcast. Our own Tracy “Brokey McPoverty” Clayton and Nichole Perkins talk about the tyranny of the dick pic, women-centered porn and “Martin.” (Some salty language, obviously.)

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Random Midday Hotness: Miley Cyrus + The Roots. (Wait. What?)

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We have the same why-won’t-she-go-away relationship to Miley Cyrus that most reasonable folks do. But this version of her ubiquitous “We Can’t Stop” is pretty damn fun. [...]

Blogging Scandal: ‘It’s Handled,’ Season 3, Ep. 1

“I thought I told you to take my white clothes to the cleaners, Harrison.”“It’s handled, Liv.”

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When we last left Olivia Pope and the “parade of monsters,” as my play-cousin Linda Holmes calls them, the putative queen of the fixers had just been outed as the President’s mistress. Blowing up the [...]

Don’t Blink/Black Ink Has Arrived.

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PB’s own Joel “blackink12” Anderson had himself a hell of a first week at Buzzfeed, topped off with an appearance on Melissa Harris-Perry’s show on MSNBC Saturday morning. [...]

‘The Butler’ and the Pitfalls of Positivity.

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Movies like ‘The Butler’ feel a lot like watching someone sing gospel at The Apollo — regardless of the execution, the only reaction the audience is really allowed to have is polite, respectful applause. [...]

Random Midday Hotness: Bringing Da Ruckus, With American Sign Language.

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Have you ever been to a Wu-Tang concert? Everyone should have a translator, subtitles or something.

PostBourgie Is An Army/Better Yet A Navy.

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Also, this happened: Page 414 of Chimamanda Adichie’s novel, Americanah.

Can I take a moment to brag on my PB family right quick? Because this summer has been so, so real.

Stacia is running the social media show at ColorLines.

Jamelle will be covering politics at the Daily Beast.