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MUsic

The Mathew Knowles Interview

The Mathew Knowles Interview

What is it like to be Beyoncé and Solange’s father? What if you also founded a record label, produced over 100 platinum albums, own a WNBA team, and lecture around the world? Sasha Klare-Ayvazian and Nico Carter sit down with the one-and-only Dr. Mathew Knowles for a powerful and candid conversation on his career, music, basketball, and equity and representation in the recording industry.

The Adele Eclipse

Monday, August 21, 2017 It was my first day of school in a new town, Dallas, TX. I had recently moved from my childhood home in Tennessee, and this was my first real taste of the new environment. Coincidentally, my school’s opening day was the same as the first total...

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We May Hate the Boys At School, But We Love the Woman Calling Them Out: A Night with Spellling in NYC

We May Hate the Boys At School, But We Love the Woman Calling Them Out: A Night with Spellling in NYC

NYC photographer and writer Eliana Carter took her talents to Le Poisson Rouge to catch one of her favorite artists, Oakland’s own Spellling. As Eliana writes, “As a queer artist of color who sings about myths and existing in cycles that dampen your creativity, Spellling’s work is refreshing.” This is a landmark piece for our platform, being the first piece to feature original, exclusive photography!

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Movies

Women Don’t Get To Be Bad Basketball Tropes

There’s a scene in the critically acclaimed sports drama film, The Way Back (2020), where Ben Affleck’s character, Jack Cunningham, falls face-first down the front steps of a house with such force that he splinters a railing and goes flying down a hill, landing...

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Movie Review | The Power of the Dog

Spoilers Abound for 2021’s The Power of the Dog — Reader Beware!  In spite of the unexpected half-foot of November snow that derailed my transit home from the theater, and the windshield wiper that unceremoniously abandoned ship and ejected across the highway along...

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Movie Review | King Richard, A Crazy Genius

Movie Review | King Richard, A Crazy Genius

Any sane parent could say that they want the best for their children. The same can be said for Richard Williams, parent to legends Serena and Venus Williams. Teresa takes a swing at a review of King Richard before it hits theaters.

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Hoops

The NBA One Monthies

Welcome folks, to the NBA One Monthies. It’s a night that fans and players alike look forward to for months--well, month--on end. Some say the One Monthies are the most famous of all awards of all time. We’ve played 12,161 minutes of NBA basketball so far. That’s...

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Dear Kyrie Irving,

Dear Kyrie Irving,

This may seem like a long shot, but there are things way more far-fetched than unemployed celebrities having Google Alerts out for their name.