“There’s a glass ceiling to break,” sings Lily Allen in her just-released single “Hard Out Here,” which the British performer sells as satirical and scathing commentary on the music industry.
When I was six years old, for a few glorious hours, my hair looked just like Matilda’s.
A few weeks ago Chris Brown gave an interview in which he blithely revealed that he lost his virginity at the age of eight to a girl nearly twice his age. Brown’s story has since fueled a tricky dialogue on male rape—a subject too frequently hushed and swept under the proverbial rug.
Hisham Matar is a Libyan two-time novelist whose first novel,In the Country of Men (published in 2006), was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize.
There is an automated message awaiting anyone who tries to call the Lenox Lounge on its original telephone number, coldly and generically informing the dialer that the number has changed.
A lot has been said about Harmony Korine’s so-terrible-it’s-kind-of-awesome film Spring Breakers, much of it questioning whether the film is a vapid cinematic redux of Girls Gone Wild: This Time They’re Armed or a profound social commentary on teenage overindulgence.
The reminders began in early February: an ad for the John Jay Black Heritage Month Dinner, a special Black History Month Google banner. More surprising was a friendly reminder to “Celebrate Black History Month with Chase Bank!” in response to my four-digit PIN code.
With its storyline of a hapless, broke college graduate trying to make it as a modern dancer in Brooklyn despite her gracelessness, its black-and-white cinematography, and its cast of some of mumblecore’s finest, Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha, featured at the New York Film Festival, sounds
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