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School Girl Crush: Freddie Prinze Jr.

On the brink of freshman high school life, I thought the lottery was upon me. No, not the actual financial lottery I’d like to hit now as a hum drum adult; I’m talking the adolescent lottery–features teens were overloaded with

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5 Ways ‘Mean Girls’ Taught Us to Recognize Our Frenemies

It’s that time of year again — The day that Mean Girls released and embarked on our memories forever. It’s been fourteen years since it became a staple in pop culture and film history–and still, in 2017, we’re here for it! For

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Throw It Back: When Rap’s Queens Reigned Supreme On “Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)”

  Queens, queens and more queens. That’s who Lil’ Kim lined up for the remix of her single “Not Tonight.” To remix, back then, meant upping the ante by several bars, and with emcees Da Brat, Angie Martinez, Missy Elliott and

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Woman Crushin’ It Wednesday: Laura Harrier Is Our New Favorite It Girl

When Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s debut trailer arrived, I was hyped just like everyone else. 1.) Because Marvel finally has their hand back in the Spidey web. 2.) We now have an actual teen Peter Parker. 3.) Fellow Bay Area native, Zendaya

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Tales Of Woe: Our Six Favorite Shakespeare Film Interpretations

William Shakespeare–one of the single most well known artists of all time. No matter if you know nothing of his life and trials as an English playwright, poet, and actor; you know his works. From Othello, Macbeth to Romeo and

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Brothers Of Climbing Seek To Diminish Generalizations Of Minorities In The Outdoors

REI has delivered a fresh new documentary directed by Duncan M. Sullivan which explores the world of Brothers of Climbing–a New York crew of diverse rock climbers. Co- founders Mikhail Martin and Drew Bellety sought out to change the perception

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Do Your Part: 10 Ways To Help Save The Bees

Bees, so tiny and minuscule in contrast to our great planet’s size, are a vital species whose duties offer us the luxury of every one out of three bites of food. Seriously, the numbers behind their performance are astonishing. They

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Danielle Brooks Exudes Self-Love In People’s World’s Most Beautiful Issue

Danielle Brooks is proudly speaking on the love she has for her physical form–flaws and all. The Orange is the New Black actress has pushed beyond the shaming of societal expectations and imposed insecurities. “Sometimes I’ll look at myself and

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Watch Chase Atlantic Near The Edge In Their Neo-Noir Video For “Triggered”

Music’s newest artists on the rise, Australian trio Chase Atlantic, have debuted the visual for their latest single, “Triggered.” Consisting of brother Mitchel and Clinton Cave, and their friend Christian Anthony, the band has honed and cultivated a sound which blends

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Lil’ Yachty And Rico Nasty Come Together Once More For The Track “Mamacita”

After the momentum of her tracks, “iCarly” and “Hey Arnold,” DC rapper Rico Nasty has just secured herself another buzzing hit. Lil’ Yachty, whom was also featured on Rico’s “Hey Arnold,” is back to bring listeners the same dope elements

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Marvel Is Taking Risks In ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ And They’re Completely Awesome

Damn, the heads at Marvel sure know how to put together a teaser trailer. Thor: Ragnarok‘s first official look has been blowing the minds of everyone it plays for, including me. Now, that’s not saying much–considering comics have been a

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School Girl Crush: Michael Pitt

When I first saw Michael Pitt in action, I was spooked. He didn’t seem himself–as he shouldn’t have–but he was entirely too lost in the role he played in Funny Games. I became haunted with the idea of finding the

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Sampha, Thundercat, Princess Nokia And More Named In Afropunk Fest 2017 Lineup

Yes! Afropunk has finally unleashed the news of their 2017 Afropunk Fest. Held in Brooklyn, the two day occasion will take place at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene on August 26th and 27th. Artists will grace up to two

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Alma Har’el Taps Kiersey Clemons And Lisa Bonet For Feminist Short Film ‘JellyWolf’

We talk about muses a lot here. The way they make us think, dream, and–most importantly–feel. But what happens when their creative hearts align with yours subconsciously? At a distance, through nothing but energy, like power lines… Jellywolf–the manifestation of

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Where Are They Now? The Characters of MTV’s ‘Daria’

La, la, la, la, la…bet you didn’t think we’d be right here again, older millennials–celebrating the twentieth anniversary of another ’90s staple. Welp, we are. And you know what? I’m still down to celebrate! Our adolescence was fostered during a

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Netflix’s ‘Girlboss’ Has Us Hooked Already With Its Debut Trailer

Britt Robertson is completely unrecognizable in the trailer for Netflix’s Girlboss. The twenty-six year old actress stars in the role of Sophia Amoroso, the founder of Nasty Gal and NY Times best selling author of the book #Girlboss–which the series

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Basquiat x The Skateroom Are Bringing Art To Boards

  The collision of skate culture and art have become one and the same with the newest collaboration between Jean-Michel Basquiat‘s estate and The Skateroom. Both parties are no strangers to one another–as they first joined forces in 2015 to

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Charlie Hunnam Throws Down In Guy Ritchie’s Final ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ trailer

Straight from the mastermind of director Guy Ritchie–the figure behind Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes–comes the final trailer for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Starring Sons of Anarchy stud, Charlie Hunnam as the virtuous King Arthur, the trailer is

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Big Sean Is Awarded The Key To Detroit

In gratitude of the love, time and dedication–via his Mogul Prep Initiative–Big Sean has poured into his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, the city has awarded him with a key. Given by Mayor Mike Duggan, the rapper is the youngest recipient

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Marc Jacobs Shares A Glimpse Of Carrie Bradshaw’s Alternate Dress In Lost ‘Sex And The City’ Opener

1998, the year we all got Carrie’d away. Whether you were an adult relating to the chronicles of four single women making their place in a metropolis, or a thirteen year old whose curiosity regarding the allure of adult life

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Say What? ‘Smart Guy’ Is Celebrating Its 20th Birthday

It’s that time again. The fateful occasion where we as ’90s children hear our favorite throwback sitcoms are now twenty plus years in age. First it was Boy Meets World, Kenan and Kel, Hey Arnold!, Full House, and now, it’s

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Kendrick Lamar Drops New Single And Video For “Humble.”

In what is becoming an epic series towards the debut of his third studio album, Kendrick Lamar is proving he has yet to reach his zenith, he’s just getting started. Hot on the fired heels of his latest song, “The

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Seth Rogen, James Franco And Kelly Oxford Are Collaborating On A ’90s Teen Series For Hulu

When it comes to great comedic teams, there’s Cheech and Chong, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Vince and Owen, Key and Peele, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly and many more. Then there’s the dynamic duo of Seth Rogen and

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First Look at Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in ‘Tomb Raider’

Oscar winner, Alicia Vikander, has had a thrilling spike in her career since breaking out in 2015. First with the suspenseful Ex Machina, where she played an eerie robot. Then with her heartbreaking and dramatic role as the wife of

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School Girl Crush: Zack Morris Of ‘Saved By The Bell’

  There is one reigning heartthrob king of the ’90s. And no, it ain’t Leo or Johnny Depp–even though we consider God’s work on their aesthetic a masterpiece. Yeah, with zero doubts about it, 80% of our hearts are allegiant

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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Kendrick Lamar, Jordan Peele, Gorillaz & More

1) Slick Rick’s ‘Children Story’ is now a Children’s book. In what is perhaps the most overdue adaptation, Slick Rick’s classic song, “Children’s Story,” is set to hit shelves as an eighteen paged illustrated book for kids. Get On Down, along

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Join Vashtie In The Fight Against Cancer at Midtown Love: DJ For A Cure

Quiana Parks, DJ, renaissance creative and blood cancer survivor, is throwing the 3rd annual DJ For A Cure charity event on Thursday, March 23rd. The heart of the cause intends to stand in solidarity with cancer patients while also raising

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The Herstory of Women in Rock N’ Roll, Vol. 2

By the time the ’70s arrived, rock’s dynamic women carried the tools created by its pioneers and utilized them to mold and shape various eclectic sounds of rebellion, mystique, glamour, angst, revenge, independence, love and power. The genre began its

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‘All I Wanna Do’ Is Still The Underrated Feminist Film We Need

Why don’t we ever talk about the explicit feminism of 1998’s All I Wanna Do? Is it because of its cast? I think Kirsten Dunst, Heather Matarazzo, Rachel Leigh Cook and Gaby Hoffmann were names huge enough to bring in

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Throw It Back: “Barracuda” By Heart

Was there ever a song that described an antagonist like Heart’s “Barracuda”? With lyrics jabbing at the lowest of the low and most conniving–a snake in the grass, ready to attack–I don’t think so. There’s a legend behind the song’s

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The Herstory of Women in Rock N’ Roll, Vol 1.

I remember the first time I heard it–ignorant yet common sentiments centered around my undying love of rock n’ roll.  There was always the introductory gasp and furrowed brow which went along with, “But you’re a girl…a black girl. ”

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Five Reasons Why The New ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer Has Us Shook

With each and every peek we’re given of Warner Brothers’ and DC’s Wonder Woman feature film, there’s never been a point where I’ve been iffy of its quality. There’s an element of care woven into each detail and scene–something which

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‘Now and Then’: The Coming-Of-Age Film Of All Things Sisterhood

The ’90s were the prime time of coming of age films. Sure, we had the ’80s and their treasure chest full of John Hughes films, however, getting down to the grit of adolescent pain wasn’t always promised. Aside from movies

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These ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Set Photos Are Practically Perfect In Every Way

Brace yourself, Disney fanatics, there’s a whole lot of magic drifting from the winds of the Mary Poppins Returns set in the U.K.! A number of photos have rolled in this week to quench our thirst for the film’s development.

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Remembering Stanley Kubrick on the Anniversary of His Death

The mastermind behind some of the most influential cult classics that dramatically shaped cinematography as we know it, today we pay our respects to Stanley Kubrick. A man who wore many hats–and wore them well–we remember Kubrick as an epochal American film

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Vashtie Teams Up With Bally To Style Their Staple Suzy Bag

Bally, the powerhouse high fashion company founded by Carl Franz Bally and his brother Fritz in 1851, has been a constant force in style, design and branding. This being said, it should come as no surprise that their latest creation,

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San Francisco Will House The World’s First Cannabis Friendly Gym

San Francisco–the embracive metropolis of all things innovative–is now the home of the world’s first cannabis friendly gym, Power Plant Fitness. After becoming the fifth state to legalize recreational marijuana–with the passing of Proposition 64–California has seen a burst of

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Throw It Back: Our Favorite Spellbinding Moments From ‘Teen Witch’

As a ’90s social misfit trying to find her place in the clone like halls of my suburban school, Teen Witch spoke to me. I was as narrow as a string bean, with a closet full of clothes appropriate for

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Reading in Color: Must Have Books From Black Authors

The wonderful and phenomenal Ms. Maya Angelou once said, “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” She

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‘Don’t You Forget About Me:’ A Reflection of The Work of John Hughes

In 2010, Emma Stone’s character in Easy A, Olive Penderghast, spoke what I’ve kept in the storage of my brain for some time: “Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80’s movies? I want John Cusack holding a

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