An Appreciation of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, a Film With No Equal

Since the beginning, people have struggled to describe Russ Meyer’s 1970 film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, and no mere string of words quite captures its narcotic essence. “It’s a camp sexploitation horror musical that ends in a quadruple ritual murder and a triple wedding,” said its screenwriter, Roger Ebert, to


Watch Viola Davis and Denzel Washington Give Oscar Performances in Fences Trailer

The first trailer for the film version of August Wilson’s iconic play Fences stars my parents Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, who also happen to be the king and queen of powerful monologues. Both already won Tony Awards for their roles in the 2010 Broadway version of Wilson’s brilliant black American story about…

The One Thing That Bugged Trump About the Debate Was the Miss Universe Stuff, Because She Really Was Fat

Donald Trump, a soggy cracker spread with spoiled shrimp compote, said and sniffed more crazy things at the debate on Monday than can be summed up in this opening sentence. Towards the end, after a long gurgling hork about Hillary Clinton’s “temperament,” she reminded him that actually he had been talking about her…

Here's Mary J. Blige Singing to Hillary Clinton About Police Profiling in an Unexpected Promo

This month, Mary J. Blige will debut a show called The 411, which seems like it will include at least one episode of musical social justice and conversation with Hillary Clinton. In this clip, Blige sings what seems to be a heartfelt lesson of safety protocol for black youth in dealing with police.

Everything Worth Seeing From Last Night's Unhinged Presidential Debate

On Monday night, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met onstage at Hofstra University to debate the important issues of this election: ISIS, Trump’s tax returns and Clinton’s emails, and whether or not Rosie O’Donnell deserved to be called a fat pig. It was a sniffling mess of a night, and there are still two debates to…

Trump Was Very Twitchy and Fidgety During the Debate!

After the sniffles that began the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and a three-day-old plate of roughy, there were Donald Trump’s twitches, Donald Trump’s fidgets and Donald Trump’s twitchy, fidgety side-eyes. Perhaps a side-effect of the fact that he was getting utterly creamed, we still don’t know, so…