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The Complete History of Quentin Tarantino Saying "Nigger"

No contemporary white public figure has a more involved relationship to the word “nigger” than Quentin Tarantino. He’s used it in screenplays since the beginning of his directing career, he’s been criticized (and defended) by black peers for it, and he’s explained his rationale for it several times in a variety of…

Quentin Tarantino Feels Oppressed by 'Black Critics,' Should Sit the Hell Down

In the same issue of T that spawned Miranda July’s Rihanna profile and this smoking hot Lagerfeld quote, Quentin Tarantino is interviewed by Bret Easton Ellis for a wild romp into his “Gonzo Vision.” As the two sip wine and opine on cinema in his Hollywood Hills abode (so gonzo!), the author sneers at “the policing of…

Cruel Temptress A.J. McLean Says There's Always a Place for Ryan Gosling in the Backstreet Boys

I don't even know how to BEGIN to feel about this. A.J. McLean (a.k.a. Fedora Patient Zero) says that Ryan Gosling could have been a Backstreet Boy—he was definitely secks-yoooo-uhhhlllll enough—but it didn't happen because McLean didn't have Gosling's phone number. However, in 2013, he's willing to give baby-goose a…

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