Matt Damon Interrupts Successful Black Woman Filmmaker to Explain Diversity to Her

Last night was the fourth season premiere of HBO’s Project Greenlight—a Matt Damon and Ben Affleck passion project where they give first time filmmakers the chance to make a movie. It also provided a platform for Matt Damon to deliver a masterclass in whitesplaining—a whitesplaining sermon, if you will.
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University of Alabama Sorority Deletes Viral Recruitment Video After Backlash

In advance of their annual Bid Day, in which prospective sorority members are told which sororities they’ve been accepted into, the University of Alabama’s Alpha Phi released a Bid video promoting their sorority, part of a longstanding tradition of sisterhood self-promotion. Dubbed by Total Frat Move as “a nuke on the… »8/17/15 10:15am8/17/15 10:15am

Man Continuously Interrupts Woman During SXSW Panel on Diversity

At a SXSW panel yesterday called How Innovation Happens, Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson, US Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt discussed how an increased level of diversity and gender inclusivity is necessary to bring about breakthroughs in the tech sphere. »3/17/15 9:50am3/17/15 9:50am

Academy President Responds to Criticism Over 2015 Oscar Nominations

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, spoke with the AP last night about criticism over the lack of diversity among this year's Oscar nominees. The nominations, announced on Thursday, were more white and more male than they had been in previous years. All twenty of this… »1/17/15 11:45am1/17/15 11:45am

Reign Actress Starts Feminist Website Celebrating Women's Sexuality

When I first read that Caitlin Stasey, one of the lead actresses on the CW's Reign, had launched a, to borrow the words of E! Online, "NSFW Website Featuring Nude Photos of Women (Including Herself)," I'll admit I rolled my eyes. But then I actually looked at Herself, Stasey's feminist project that highlight's women's… »1/14/15 8:45pm1/14/15 8:45pm

Eddie Huang Details the Vexing Process of Making Fresh Off the Boat

Many of us will find ourselves watching ABC's Fresh Off the Boat, a new series about an Asian American family's experience in the good U.S.A., based on a memoir by Chef Eddie Huang. The question is: Will they get it right? In a piece for New York Magazine published today, "Bamboo Ceiling TV," Huang writes about his… »1/13/15 6:40pm1/13/15 6:40pm