Monday, November 18, 2019
The face of Alfred E. Neuman is framed by attendees of the 2017 Comic-Con International in San Diego. (Kevin Sullivan/AP) The demise of Mad magazine is hardly a surprise. Times are tricky for print publications in general — all the more so for a title targeted with exquisite precision at middle-school boys. They are Nature’s…
Val Chmerkovskiy reminded Kanye that even Kim once "danced with the stars." Let's keep it super real on this lovely Sunday morning -- there are not many celebrities with thriving careers that agree to compete on Dancing With The Stars. I mean, that's a pretty general statement but it's one of those shows you might catch…
Television dramas and films are increasingly portraying teen suicide in an empathetic light, revealing shifting cultural attitudes about death and taking a deadly gamble by letting viewers, some of them adolescents, decide whether taking one’s life is sometimes justifiable. A new two-part HBO documentary, which premieres Tuesday, reopens a 2014 high-profile teen suicide case involving…
DC's Joker movie has been controversial ever since it was first announced. Now that the film is out, the conversation has moved into what the film actually is, and what message it actually conveys. For those that seem to embrace it, Joker is being hailed as everything from a timely parable about those society leaves…
All week Ruby Wax comes to Leicester Square TheatreFESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE: If you love (or love to hate) London's buildings, get involved in the Festival of Architecture, which has a 'Boundaries' theme this year. There's a plethora of events going on over the course of a month, including a chance to climb London's weirdest skyscraper.…
Hundreds of people came together in Oakland, California this past weekend to celebrate the region's rich and vibrant DJ culture and further solidify the Bay as a hotspot when it comes to musical talent. Hosted by Red Bull, the event took place at The Overlook, encapsulating a Sunday evening rooftop filled with dank food, chill…
Lil Nas X has explained why he decided to come out publicly as gay — during a conversation that ended up being more about Kevin Hart, the comedian who interrupted him. During an episode of HBO’s The Shop: Uninterrupted that aired September 3, Lil Nas X was asked why it was important for him to…
Wisdom for Your Weekend is your regular installment of what we’ve been reading (and watching) around the web. Presented to you by Chris Pappalardo, with guidance from Pastor J.D., this is our attempt to reflect Proverbs 9:9: “Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in…
Photo credits: Persea Books, Restless Books, Penguin Random House, Sourcebooks Fire, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) If you’re Filipino and grew up in the ’90s, chances are you knew every iconic Filipino celebrity in mainstream American media—and you could count all of them on one hand. Tia Carrere was in Wayne’s World. Lea Salonga was the…
Celebrity Culture: <div _ngcontent-c17="" innerhtml="Rewarding the right things: Dancing With the Stars judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno TonioliKathy Hutchins, via ShutterstockThere’s a strong case to be made that, as leaders, we incentivize the wrong things.Anyone who watches the...