I was convinced I was going to be the only one there, since I had assumed that...– I Miss Meg Ryan « Girls in their 20’s Remember how much fun We’ve Got Mail was y’all? Good times. Also while watching the movie I suddenly remembered that I definitely had Meg Ryan’s YGM haircut circa 1999 though I just looked like a boy with a mullet. Fun fact for your Wednesday. (via...
ArtsBeat: Davy Jones, Monkees’ Heartthrob,... →
Somewhere Marsha Brady is crying……….. A former jockey and stage actor, Davy Jones was a key member of the first and arguably the best of the pop groups created for television to capitalize on the success of the Beatles.
Davy Jones died today at a young 66. I so loved watching the Monkees…….
Disney Cruise Ship, New York Harbor.......
City Room: A Season Premiere, a Falling Man and... →
An image on a billboard at a busy Manhattan intersection meant to promote “Mad Men” also evokes painful memories from Sept. 11.
Rising storm of violence hits hard at Detroit's... →
Detroit is experiencing a 25% increase in homicides so far this year compared with the same time period last year, according to Detroit police crime statistics.
Explainers: A Comprehensive Guide to the... →
Why did Jay-Z and Beyoncé name their kid “Blue Ivy”? What was the deal with Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime show? Why did Whitney Houston die? Some people might say that “famous people are weird and sad” is the answer to all three questions.
TheSpec - From Degrassi star to lonely drifter:... →
Diabetes, Depression, Abandonment. Apparently Degrassi actors worked in a non union shop therefore no residuals. Surprised there are no other sad tales…..
Whitney Houston’s funeral, but for being broadcast live and attended by...– Whitney’s ‘Homegoing’ And The Spiritual Divide | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture (via npr)
Elizabeth Taylor: Rare and Unpublished Photos of a... →
The Caucus: Obama Defends College Remarks →
Rick Santorium, ye of three degrees is an ass. That is all The president seems to take issue with Rick Santorum’s assertion that he was a “snob” for encouraging young people to pursue higher education, and not necessarily a four-year degree.
I’d rather play a maid for $700 a week than be one for $7 a week”.
A dress should be tight enough to show you’re a woman and loose enough to...
Scandal: Yoga Mogul Turns Out to Be a Total... →
There’s a big scandal brewing in the yoga world. (That’s a world, right?) It centers around John Friend, creator of the popular practice of Anusara yoga. So much for Zen and Calmness (side eye to the yoga instructor)
Media Decoder: Sean Combs to Start a Music Channel... →
Sean Combs, known as Diddy, will announce on Tuesday his plans for a music-oriented cable channel called Revolt.
Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele: You are NOT the Father →
lumumbabandele: Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele Thirteen years ago my oldest child, Naima Bandele arrived and changed my life. My world was now focused on parenthood. From that moment, everything I thought, planned and did was centered around my daughter. How will my work, activities and politics impact her? …
Where the Boys Aren’t →
The starlet who made Elvis blush will return to the red carpet next Sunday in basic black, but utterly changed.
Since 1956, a Sensitive Guy →
A dozen writers over the years have given their prose and advice to Glamour’s “Jake” column, but mostly not their names.
ArtsBeat: A Few Words With the Beach Boys →
As the Beach Boys prepare for their reunion tour, 50 years after the band got started, Jon Pareles spoke to Brian Wilson and Mike Love about the new album and how it feels to be back together.
How To Be Black: Have you had a moment in which... →
howtobeblack: February 17 - Have you had a moment in which you considered yourself having failed at being black (or other race/identity?) Throughout Black History Month (and beyond), we’ll be focusing on questions of identity. For day seventeen we want to know: Have you had a moment in which you considered…
An Open Letter to Rihanna: It's Time to Talk That... →
If you continue letting Chris Brown slither into your work or personal life, nothing tremendous will happen - bloggers will blog and a backlash will form, but you’ll no doubt continue ruling the Hot 100 and the world will keep spinning. Yet if you grit your teeth, sacrifice instinct and decide to inspire… even three years removed from that horrific incident, that “fuck yourself”...
Lens: A Lonely Gaze on The Times and Its City →
A year before “The Americans,” a young Robert Frank was hired by The New York Times to shoot promotional pictures for prospective advertisers. Unseen for decades, the images were recently rediscovered, showing hints of the style that would change the course of modern photography.
Moochers Against Welfare →
There is a strange redness to America’s safety net. Why do the regions that need the helping hand elect politicians who want to tear it down?
A Manhattan Fashion Icon Is There Until the End →
After collapsing while sitting in the front row of Joanna Mastroianni’s show, Zelda Kaplan died at a Manhattan hospital.
Ted Gibson, Celebrity Hairstylist, Lobbies for an... →
Despite his success, that a gay black man is the face of the Ted Gibson brand still surprises some.
Pekingese Steals Show Along With Westminster’s Top... →
The 4-year-old Malachy beat out a Dalmatian, German shepherd, Doberman pinscher, Irish setter, a Kerry blue terrier and wire-haired dachshund for Westminster’s 115th overall best in show title.
Scenes From a Marriage That Segregationists Tried... →
“The Loving Story” chronicles Mildred and Richard Loving’s battle to live as husband and wife in a Virginia that outlawed interracial marriages.
P.S. 87 Parents Confront Walcott After Teacher's... →
Hell Hath No Fury Like Well Heeled Upper West Side Parents scorned. And Walcott will be their pinata
P.s. 22: Wunderkind Denise From P.S. 22 Gets Her... →
Hopefully Target paid this child and her friends in more than gift cards. They are awesome. Still think the song is too grown for them though.
How To Be Black: Questioning my Blackness is a... →
howtobeblack: In answer to the Day 9 Question “Has Anyone Ever Questioned Your ‘Authentic Blackness?’” I work at a public school that serves mostly Black and Latinos students so obviously I’m not Black enough for them. I don’t speak enough ebonics, listen to enough hip hop (though I would argue I just…