A Grim Analysis of the People Behind Your Favorite Television Shows

HBO's True Detective seems to have filled a Breaking Bad-sized hole in the hearts and minds of television fans. But while most of the coverage of the show has been obsessively fawning, it's still gotten some criticism because of the less than creative ways women and minorities are represented on it. Pegged to that… » 3/06/14 4:00pm 3/06/14 4:00pm

New York Fashion Week: Diversity Talks But White Faces Walk

The conversation in the fashion world about diversity has been amped up over the past few seasons, but unfortunately, designers haven't really broadened their minds about what faces to cast — there hasn't been a drastic difference on the runways. » 2/14/14 6:12pm 2/14/14 6:12pm

MSNBC Adds Another Woman of Color to Their Lineup

The cable news network announced on Monday that it was adding Joy-Ann Reid permanently to its programming schedule. Reid joins Melissa Harris-Perry, Al Sharpton, Karen Finney, Tamron Hall, Touré, and Craig Melvin as the network's seventh African American host. She's also MSNBC's 12th female anchor. » 1/29/14 4:10pm 1/29/14 4:10pm

Sasheer Zamata Debuts on SNL with a Rihanna/Blossom Impression

Last night's return episode of SNL featured the newest cast member, totally normal regular everyday SNL hire Sasheer Zamata, formerly of the Upright Citizens Brigade. As with all brand new cast members who might not be prepared not to say "fuck" on live television, Zamata played a limited role on the show, her most… » 1/19/14 12:30pm 1/19/14 12:30pm

Amazing! SNL Adds Two Black Women Writers to Staff

Well, this is just plain cool. Following the recent controversy over the extreme lack of a black women at Saturday Night Live, the show has not only added comedic actress Sasheer Zamata as a featured player — they've also hired comedians LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones as staff writers. » 1/08/14 6:30pm 1/08/14 6:30pm

Penny Arcade 'Rolls for Diversity' With Segregated Lounges

In today's edition of Missing The Point, Penny Arcade, a large gaming company that has previously dredged up controversy for making rape jokes, is trying to be diverse by offering diversity lounges at its Seattle, Boston, and Melbourne expos. » 12/18/13 7:15pm 12/18/13 7:15pm

SNL Will Cast a Black Woman (or Maybe Two) by January

Following the news that Saturday Night Live held a special audition for African American female comedians at the Groundlings in LA last week, the New York Times has confirmed with Lorne Michaels that the show will indeed add a black woman to their cast by the beginning of January. » 12/13/13 2:00pm 12/13/13 2:00pm

Top Modeling Agency Looking Beyond Young, White Size Zeroes

"We want to be an ageless, raceless, weightless agency." So says Ivan Bart, Senior Vice President and Managing Director at IMG, the world's top modeling agency, which handles big names like Alek Wek, Gisele, Chanel Iman and Karlie Kloss. » 11/18/13 6:20pm 11/18/13 6:20pm

Here Are Kerry Washington's Adorable SNL Promos! (About That...)

Here are the promos for this week's Saturday Night Live where Scandal star Kerry Washington will take the stage and ideally gladiator the fuck out of it. If these short bits with the goofballish darling Taran Killam are any indication of how things'll go, we have no need to worry at all. (Is now the time to put in a… » 10/30/13 2:20pm 10/30/13 2:20pm

Finally, 'Nude' Shoes For All (Okay, Many) Skin Colors

When you're wearing no clothes, you're nude. Then why is it that the color nude is used to describe the hue of a white person's flesh? Shouldn't it be more inclusive at this point? Carrie Bradshaw's Chief Economist Christian Louboutin thinks so — he's recently re-imagined five of his classic styles in shades ranging… » 10/10/13 9:30pm 10/10/13 9:30pm

Rick Owens Replaced Runway Models With a Step Dance Team

When fashion does "subversive," it tends to faux-subvert industry norms within a very unoriginal arena, while mostly upholding industry (very thin, mostly white) norms. "Subversive" fashion is ugly clothing and ugly makeup on very thin, mostly white models; "subversive" fashion is making some kind of bizarre gender… » 9/26/13 7:00pm 9/26/13 7:00pm

New York Fashion Week Was Chock-Full of White Models. Again.

Now that New York Fashion Week is over, we've crunched the numbers. Of the 142 shows out of the 184 that showed at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2014*, there were 4637 looks. Of those close to 5,000 looks, around 80 percent were modeled by white women. (80 percent. That's a number that, if you look at… » 9/17/13 3:40pm 9/17/13 3:40pm