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Why “Bodak Yellow” and Cardi B’s place in hip-hop history is now undeniable

She truly is the hottest in the streets.

In Lady Gaga’s new Netflix doc, the Fame Monster matures

'Gaga: Five Foot Two' is a revealing portrait of an artist and star who's consciously growing into a new phase of her career.

Venus Fest: The feminist music festival that’s carrying on the spirit of Lilith Fair

Set to take place on Sept. 30 in Toronto, the first-ever Venus Fest aims to value inclusivity and community in a way many festivals don’t.

Jill Soloway wants to weaponize love

The 'Transparent' creator talked with 'Mic' about season four of the beloved Amazon show and their experiences in Hollywood as a gender nonbinary individual.

The first Emmys of the Trump era showed a diverse America. But did it go far enough?

Sunday night's ceremony was filled with historic firsts, a diverse crop of winners and no shortage of insults aimed at Donald Trump.
Sept. 7, 2017

Yvonne Orji is on her way to becoming your favorite black funny woman

And if the 33-year-old 'Insecure' actress can help normalize the African experience along the way, even better.

Sept. 11, 2017

On ‘Insecure,’ black is beautiful. Here's how its creators navigate lighting designed around white skin.

Sept. 18, 2017

Diversity and politics took center stage at the 69th Emmy Awards

John Legend has no time for this toxic masculinity BS

"If we put all these constraints around what it means to be a man, then we are limiting the creativity and the potential of all these young people."

Keeping ‘Insecure’ lit: HBO cinematographer Ava Berkofsky on properly lighting black faces

We spoke with the show's director of photography about how she keeps black beautiful on screen.
Aug. 29, 2017

HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ nails the ’70s sleaze of New York’s Times Square

David Simon's new TV series travels back to the Big Apple's dirty days to explore the birth of modern pornography.

‘Big Little Lies’ captures the problematic masculinity of 2017. Give it all the Emmys.

The HBO miniseries offers a powerful look at the harmful sort of manhood that's looming over the Trump era.

‘Mother!’ is proof that Darren Aronofsky should only make horror movies

The director is most successful when he walks the line between stylized horror and high-concept thrillers — and his latest feature is among his best.

The ‘Bachelor’ franchise has never been more cynical — or successful at romance

Maybe the shows being honest about what they are has made it easier for the people who are there for the right reasons to find each other.

‘Insecure’ season 2 was messy. But that finale was hella satisfying.

Sunday's episode, "Hella Perspective," delivered on its title.
Aug. 11, 2017

Meet Towkio, a onetime hustler who’s keeping Chicago hip-hop weird

The Chance the Rapper-affiliated emcee opens up about channeling his city's spirit into his upcoming album, 'WWW.'

Mike Hanlon, the black kid in Stephen King’s ‘It,’ has a remarkable backstory. The movie erased it.

The racial history behind the story's black character is one of the most interesting subplots in modern horror.

‘It’ is a story about outsiders, so why does it marginalize its minority characters?

The newest adaptation of Stephen King's iconic 1986 novel is heavy on the horror, but lightweight when it comes to certain protagonists.

‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ was brilliant. So why didn’t it capture the zeitgeist?

Not for a lack of trying, the 18-hour epic failed to hold TV land’s attention.

In ‘Outlander’ season 3, Claire’s biggest challenge is sexist mid-20th century America

Now that she's back from the 18th century, the feminist combat nurse is butting heads with the male-dominant status quo.