Let Duck Sauce's New Video (Hair) Dance You Into Happiness

Did this sort-of weird Marketplace story about the popularity of the hi-top fade haircut – in which actor Robert Downey, Jr. and NPR host Kai Ryssdal are cited as two celebrities who boast "subtler versions" of the look – leave you feeling confused inside? Duck Sauce's video for their new song "It's You" should wipe your… » 6/25/13 7:00pm 6/25/13 7:00pm

The Misguided Campaign to 'Bring Back the Afro'

When is a compliment not really a compliment? When is praise not really praise? Here's a hint: When you're a white man reminiscing about the good old days, when black people wore Afros. Yeah...no. Talk about reducing something complex to something simple. » 4/02/13 6:00pm 4/02/13 6:00pm

Nivea Says Afros Are Uncivilized

Nivea is running an ad that shows a clean-shaven black man with close-cropped hair who looks like he's about to go bowling with a decapitated head. He's holding the head by its Afro. Tag-line: RE-CIVILIZE YOURSELF. Ah, yes, the enlightened and highly appropriate association of black hair (and, by extension, black… » 8/18/11 4:40pm 8/18/11 4:40pm

Combing Through The Deeply Rooted Politics Of Black Hair Issues

In today's New York Times, Catherine Saint Louis attempts to get to the root of the politics surrounding black hair. She touches on "good hair," the "creamy crack," Malia Obama's twists and Chris Rock's new documentary. She writes: » 8/27/09 2:40pm 8/27/09 2:40pm

The Best Sears Kids' Fashions For Spring… Of 1972

Last week, we quarreled over qiana as we paged through the best women's fashions from this 1972 Sears catalog. This week is child's play! Psychedelic patterns, Perma-Prest pants and tiny trenches, after the jump. » 5/05/09 4:00pm 5/05/09 4:00pm