The National Book Award–winning author writes complex teenage protagonists whose real-life counterparts have long faced literary erasure.
Aïda Muluneh’s vibrant images explore Ethiopian identity, and her photo festival aspires to shape a new vision of the continent.
Megan Thee Stallion’s much-anticipated debut album, Fever, is a remarkable mix of braggadocio, lyrical acuity, and self-awareness.
The writer talks about his debut short-fiction collection, which channels much of the same caustic humor and heartrending dialogue as his Netflix series.
The new Netflix series Tuca & Bertie is a delightfully frenzied addition to the range of shows depicting female desire.
The Boyz n the Hood director, who died Monday at 51, ushered in a renaissance of black film in the 1990s.
The Maryland rapper’s new project, Anger Management, is a collaboration with the producer Kenny Beats that continues an electrifying repertoire.
The singer and flutist Lizzo’s new album is as impressive as it is ad-friendly. But navigating both repressive industry standards and commercial co-option is tricky territory.
The performer’s new Netflix documentary, which details her landmark 2018 Coachella performance, is as much a celebration of African American scholarly history as it is a concert film.
An inversion of Tom Hanks’s classic body-switch movie, Big, the film is a delightful vehicle for the 14-year-old actor, who also served as executive producer.
The Pulitzer finalist Laila Lalami’s latest novel traces the story of one immigrant family and the seemingly inexplicable tragedy that ruptures it.
Guava Island, the first feature project from the Atlanta creator and the director Hiro Murai, is a charming warm-weather tale.
The Freeform dramedy adds a big twist in its third season, but its thoughtful treatment of the interior lives of young women remains its backbone.
Richard Wright’s heavy-handed 1940 novel gets a stylish, disappointingly slight cinematic revamp.
The slain rapper, who was known for his investment in his Los Angeles community, also inspired fans and fellow musicians who share his East African heritage.
Since her tribute to the track star Usain Bolt went viral, Koffee has shown she has staying power.
The actor’s tremendous work in Jordan Peele’s film mines the relationship between two doppelgängers to frightening, allegorical effect.
Bas, raised in New York, wants to bring his music to his Sudanese parents’ homeland and to the broader continent. And so do his fans.
The boisterous Amazon Prime series from Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney ended with a finale that honored the love and grief of its protagonists and creators alike.
The Good Fight, featuring the actor as the feminist lawyer Diane Lockhart, is responding to the Trump presidency by leaning way, way in.