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Take Me to School and Church, Jill Scott

Jill Scott has that unmistakable big brass voice, and it’s even eerier to listen to now, just months after watching a biopic about blues legend Bessie Smith. Scott’s voice is similarly cocky and demands you to be entranced. It woos, wails and does sick intonations. It makes you forget that the vocally untouchable… » 7/29/15 11:26am 7/29/15 11:26am

Amy Schumer's Trainwreck Can't Help Falling In Love With Itself

A comedic godsend, at least in the eyes of those who worship her, Amy Schumer is a current cultural beacon, and in many ways, a void-filler. So it’s fitting that her first major film is a rom-com. The hardest-to-reinvent Romantic Comedy—two words that instantly yield lowered expectations—seems at once in need of… » 7/17/15 11:35am 7/17/15 11:35am

Entourage Is a Groundbreaking Depiction of Male Friendship

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The Entourage movie opened Wednesday, June 3, to fairly tepid reviews. But unlike most of those, two Jezebel staffers watched the film together one day after work and, to our pleasant surprise, thought it was an interesting, well-shot, even artful summer film. » 6/10/15 2:45pm 6/10/15 2:45pm

Crave Vesper: A Stealth Vibrator That's Also a Necklace

Let's face it. There are two reasons you'd want to use a vibrator: because you are a gadget-lover who can't imagine anything, including sex, without a little technology involved; or because you just want to have an orgasm, and fast. But with the Crave Vesper, there is a third possibility. » 2/10/15 12:57pm 2/10/15 12:57pm

Double Dick Dude's Memoir Reads Like a 'Letters to Penthouse' Reject

Around this time last year, the man with two dicks and an award-winning attitude took the internet by storm, earning himself the fourth-highest ranking AMA on Reddit and gracing the pages of every website you've ever visited. And then he wrote a book, which is so thirsty I wanted to ship him a crate of Gatorade… » 1/19/15 9:31am 1/19/15 9:31am

An Interview with Ava DuVernay, Groundbreaking Director of Selma

The morning the Golden Globe nominations were announced, Ava DuVernay was in Toronto, having just premiered her latest film, Selma, and braving a heinous snowstorm. As the accolades for Selma came rolling in—four, including Best Director and Best Drama Motion Picture—DuVernay was stuck in the airport for three hours… » 12/15/14 5:20pm 12/15/14 5:20pm

Mary J. Blige's London Sessions Is a Divine Out-of-Body Experience

There's a brief, cliché yet honest intermission on Mary J. Blige's album, The London Sessions, sandwiched between the evangelical notes of "Doubt" and the stinging Sam Smith-written ballad "Not Loving You." Smith recalls listening to The Breakthrough on repeat and then goes into describing Blige's career as a soul… » 12/01/14 6:00pm 12/01/14 6:00pm

Woman Reads Worst Ever Erotic Fiction to Fiancé; His Face Will Kill You

Real is a book about boxing and fame and broken dreams. It's also a book about sex. Dirty, disgusting sex that's full of grit and gravel and animalistic pounding (with cocks only). Sex that's so ridiculous, that one GoodReads reviewer had to share it with her boyfriend. His reactions? Priceless. And how could they not… » 8/06/14 8:00pm 8/06/14 8:00pm

It Really Doesn’t Seem Fair to Have Lindsay Lohan Mimic Elizabeth Taylor

Brave television pioneers across the country, undeterred by reports of wooden acting and clunky dialogue, have been outfitting their conestoga wagon of a living room with Barefoot pinot noir and pizza flavored Combos (don't judge me) in anticipation of tonight's 9:00 pm premiere of Liz & Dick on Lifetime. Everyone's… » 11/25/12 4:30pm 11/25/12 4:30pm

Didion's New Blue Nights Is Elegiac But Unsatisfying

There are some writers who enter our consciousness at just the right time and remain firmly lodged there for life, affecting, like a penny in a drinking fountain, the taste of everything that comes after. I am speaking primarily of the books one reads between about the ages of 17 and 20. Whether classics or assigned… » 11/04/11 12:40pm 11/04/11 12:40pm

Clint Eastwood's Changeling: Angelina Gives "Histrionics Marathon"

Clint Eastwood's newest film, Changeling » 10/24/08 3:00pm 10/24/08 3:00pm, is based on the true story of Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) and her involvement with the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders, which played a a big part in exposing corruption in the LAPD. The movie's plot follows the 1928 disappearance of Collins' son, after which the LAPD…