The Most Important Angry Black Women In Hollywood History.


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 [...]

Blogging Scandal: ‘Ride, Sally, Ride.’ (Season 3, Episode 11)

So James is finally, finally sick of Cyrus’ shit and ready to pack his raggedy duffel bag, the daughter Cyrus boasted about “buying” him, and what’s left of his scruples and go. Let’s see how long that lasts. [...]

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.”


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 [...]

‘Orange’ Is the New Crack: Two PBers Review the First Season.

They might crack smiles but ain’t a damn thing funny.

Perhaps Biggie and Jigga could trade bars without spoiling your favorite television shows, but we can’t. Not that we spoil everything–we’re admirably vague about the course (if not the culmination) of season one. But otherwise be warned that the below contains spoilers of Netflix’s [...]

Blogging The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Season 5, Episode 19: Battle of the Booty

It’s been a minute since we’ve recapped the Real Housewives of Atlanta! Let’s get everyone up to speed:

Kenya is still crazy Kandi is still the most level-headed on the cast Nene is still talking about how successful she is Porsha is still using made up words Cynthia’s weave game is still suspect Phaedra [...]

Blogging Scandal: Season 2, Ep. 13; “Nobody Likes Babies.”

Verna likes to watch.

Verna likes to watch.




Blogging The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Season 5. Episode 13: Make An Ass Out of a Donkey.


Dearly beloved: we are gathered here today to try and figure out exactly WTF is wrong with Kenya.


Blogging The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Episode 10: Off the Hook

How relieving to not have to open these recaps with talk of how boring Kim was in a particular episode.