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Fundamental Reading: On ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3’ episode 4, Trixie fell into her old habits

Let's hope she has a few more tricks up her sleeve.

These are the Oscar “firsts” that we’re still waiting for

Here are just a few of the historic firsts we want to see happen.

‘Black Panther’ isn’t just a movie that people are excited for — it’s a movement

Thousands of people plan to attend 'Black Panther'-themed parties in cities like New York, Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina.

This GoFundMe fundraiser hopes to give free screenings of ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ to young black girls

Black girls rarely see themselves reflected in movies. With 'A Wrinkle in Time' on the horizon, a group of activists hope to change that.
Feb. 14, 2018

Kim “Geguri” Se-yeon just became the first woman to join the professional ‘Overwatch’ League

Geguri first made headlines when a group of 'Overwatch' players accused her of cheating. She proved them wrong — and they quit the game entirely.

Jan. 19, 2018

Here’s how ‘The Simpsons’ predicts the future

Dec. 19, 2017

Jay-Z stopped his concert to hug a cancer survivor

Hype List: What to check out this week, including ‘Black Panther’ and ‘The Inside Story of The Wire’

Welcome to our weekly recommendations column, in which we highlight all of the pop culture you need to know about.

We asked 3 trans drag performers about the present and future of drag. Here’s what they said.

Daphne Always, K.James and Peppermint explain what it's like to perform as a trans person in drag.
Feb. 9, 2018

‘Star Wars’ isn’t the only Hollywood franchise that snubs women directors and writers

The number of women attached to some of the 21st century's biggest action franchises is... low.

‘Spawn’ star Michael Jai White talks ‘Black Panther’ and the legacy of black superheroes in movies

“When people used to ask me will there ever be a Black Panther movie, I was doubtful."

Is Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ the endgame of the revolution that blaxploitation started?

Quantifying the debt that Marvel's 'Black Panther' owes to the low-budget black action movies that came before it

The new ‘Queer Eye’ hair master on creating the gay ‘Great British Bake Off’ of makeover shows

Jonathan Van Ness on his makeover strategy: "Just because you’re an American, doesn’t mean you Amerishould."
Feb. 6, 2018

Walking on Broken Glass: The evolution of the ‘Real Housewives’ drink throw

Here are all 15 instances (thus far) — and whether or not the throw was genuine or calculated.

Is the surprise release of ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ the Netflix version of a January movie dump?

The streaming service managed to drum up a bunch of excitement for its latest exclusive film and sidestep the wrath of critics.

Hype List: What to check out this week, including ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ and ‘Winnie’

Welcome to our weekly recommendations column, in which we highlight all of the pop culture you need to know about.

Prince fans aren’t happy about Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl performance

Timberlake didn't use a hologram of Prince, but some still have an issue with the Super Bowl headliner's tribute.

Don’t like football or Justin Timberlake? Celebrate #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay instead

Twitter users aren't forgetting what happened in 2004.