Questlove Gives Definitive Take on Iggy Azalea's Hip-Hop Posturing

Is platinum-certified, platinum-haired Australian rapper Iggy Azalea a racist, or a harmless drag queen? Is she a racist drag queen? Are all drag queens racists? Are all racists drag queens? Who knows! Well, one man does, certainly: Roots drummer/author/curator Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson. Questlove is just about… » 7/23/14 3:30pm Wednesday 3:30pm

John Travolta's Alleged Ex-Boyfriend Sues for Right To Kiss and Tell

When pilot Doug Gotterba spilled the tea on his alleged six-year affair with alleged man who sleeps with men John Travolta to the National Enquirer in 2012, Travolta's camp slapped him with a cease and desist. That's about as revealing as Travolta himself walking right up to Gotterba, slapping him on the face with… » 7/23/14 12:38pm Wednesday 12:38pm

I think somehow you misinterpreted my stance, Hillary. There are so many slow jams that they're coming out of my ears. We have people like August Alsina and Tink, who essentially have dedicated their careers to only making slow jams. Here are two of my favorite songs of the summer: » 7/22/14 3:22pm Tuesday 3:22pm

Pinpointing "basic"

Buzzfeed attempts to pinpoint the pejorative use of "basic" to Klymaxx's "Meeting in the Ladies Room," which dates back to 1985. When people discuss the origins and use of "basic," they tend to ignore its historical racial implications, as I understand them. The race issue at hand is not just a matter of "black… » 7/22/14 11:48am Tuesday 11:48am

Quite Like Uncontrollable Vomit, Actually: The Purge: Anarchy

James DeMonaco's The Purge: Anarchy has a high concept, and it is in over its head. The film is set in 2023, picking up one year after the events of last year's highly profitable The Purge ($89 million global gross, versus a $3 million budget), which DeMonaco also wrote and directed. As that flick did, Anarchy is… » 7/18/14 4:00pm 7/18/14 4:00pm