On his masterly sophomore album, NØIR, the St. Louis–born rapper incorporates gospel, R&B, and jazz influences with an inventive flourish.
A recent book by Emmanuel Iduma expands what writing about the continent can be by paying extraordinary attention to the ebbs and flows of human connection.
Public figures have often urged black citizens to the polls by invoking ancestral trauma, but these exhortations seem to overlook the persistence of voter suppression.
The rapper’s third studio album features a host of California stars, bouncy production, and lyrics that flow effortlessly from celebration to mourning.
The British singer of so-called wonky funk presents a sophomore record that deftly fuses her decade-spanning influences with honeyed vocals.
The comic, returning to the Comedy Cellar this week, described a particular wave of support he’s received since admitting to sexual misbehavior last year.
The genre has historically offered up plotlines that range from uncomfortable moments of pursuit to nos that imply yes. One author discusses her decision to go about it differently.
The singer turned style icon talks natural beauty, bold fashion, and learning to embrace her hue in a world that doesn’t affirm brown-skinned girls.
The Bay Area chef believes that great food can be both beautiful and accessible. Her new Netflix series, based on her celebrated cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, might just help her deliver that message.
During his lunchtime visit, the rapper zeroed in on a primary motivation for his long-running support of the president.
The U.S. premiere of the film adaptation of If Beale Street Could Talk, held at the historic Apollo Theater, captured all the generous, urgent love the writer’s work conveyed.
In Season 2, the teen-centric series tackles adult concerns—notably the importance of nuanced sex education—with both didacticism and humor.
The prolific California street rapper talks about his new album Gangland Landlord, being a part of Black Panther, and the losses that inspire his poignant music.
The chef’s massive effort to cook food for the island’s residents and relief workers was driven by an urgent sense of empathy.
Season 3 keeps the show’s core tenets but quite literally grounds its characters on Earth. Their experiences are all the more immediate and refreshing as a result.
Efforts to portray the comedian—who was sentenced on Tuesday to a minimum of three years in prison for sexual assault—as the victim of a racist system deploy a peculiar logic.
Her sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby was the only one—of more than 60 women’s accounts—to make it to criminal trial. It became much bigger than her own story.
In its fifth season, Netflix’s darkly comic animated series follows its protagonist on unexpected journeys to absolution after past misbehavior comes to light. This time, the women in his life have their say.
The strike, like most #MeToo-era advocacy, reveals that those who’ve dealt with workplace misbehavior don’t desire vengeance so much as an acknowledgment of the harm that’s been wrought.
In simply joking and pontificating about an absent diversity, the awards show missed yet another opportunity to begin reflecting.