READ: Excerpt of Mat Johnson’s New Novel, “Loving Day”
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READ: Excerpt of Mat Johnson’s New Novel, “Loving Day”

BY Cacy Forgenie

Present day American conversations in media, both traditional and social: Rachel Dolezal donning her black woman "costume", President Obama dropping the...

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FIRST LOOK: Chris Farley’s Tragicomic Documentary

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Comedic royalty Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Molly Shannon, and Dan Aykroyd pay tribute to the late funnyman Chris Farley in the documentary I am...

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GO SEE: Shakespeare in The Parking Lot’s “Macbeth”

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As is customary for about 20 years, the parking lot at 114 Norfolk Street (between Delancey and Rivington Streets), behind The Clemente, will be busy between...

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BY Sehba Mohammad

Summer just got hotter thanks to the Museum of Modern Art. Beginning this week, every Thursday and Sunday in July the museum will keep it's doors open (usually shut at 5:30 pm); and will pulsate with some of the edgiest contemporary music around. Thursday MoMA Nights features the freshest jazz acts, forging the future of the musical genre. Drawing from hip hop, soul, Latin, R&B, and gospel,  these acts are expanding musical genres. For… READ MORE

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WATCH: Marshawn Lynch Dive Into a Pool of Skittles on “Conan”

BY Cacy Forgenie

Seattle Seahawk's running back Marshawn Lynch is known for two things: his crazy backwards dives and his love for Skittles. Last night on Conan, Beast Mode, as he's known on the field,  combined them into one great event: a backwards dive into a pool filled with Skittles. During the interview with Conan Lynch said he considered quitting football after last season. "In this game, at this running back position, you don't go that long," Lynch said.… READ MORE

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Miguel will  perform live tonight at Le Poison Rouge courtesy of NPR. The R&B crooner streamed his sophomore album  Wildheart, an homage to Los Angeles and the musical sounds the city's making in 2015, via the radio station a week ahead of its release. The reviews for the rock/rap and R&B tinged album have been exceptionally positive. Expect Miguel to perform new as well as old favorites.  NPR distributed free tickets to the event over the weekend via… READ MORE

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WATCH: Big Sean’s “Martin” Inspired “Play No Games” Video

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WEEKLY REMIX: Baby J x Amy Winehouse “Valerie”
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WEEKLY REMIX: Baby J x Amy Winehouse “Valerie”

BY Sehba Mohammad

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CONTRIBUTE: WaterProof Books for Adults
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CONTRIBUTE: WaterProof Books for Adults

BY Sehba Mohammad

According to the Dutch company Bibliobath, there are three situations when book reading occurs. 1. Alone at home: when you've finished a hard days work and catch yourself with 20 minutes without Whatsapp messages. 2. Airplane mode: when you're on a plane and are asked to turn off your cell phone and you have no where to go for at least two hours. 3. Mindful mode (Bibliobath's favorite):  no cell phones, no iPads, just hot water and great literary… READ MORE