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An Interview With Stacy Beverly, Costume Designer for Black-ish

On ABC's hit series Black-ish, about an extended upper-middle-class family going through typical suburban family motions with a gimlet eye towards race, characters have an incredible sense of style that sets the tone for the show. Colors are bright, styles are simultaneously nuanced and over the top, while the… »4/01/15 5:10pm4/01/15 5:10pm

All the Enviable Looks at Essence's Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Essence held its eighth annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon in Beverly Hills on Thursday. Two-thirds of the outfits have already been stolen by me and I'm not sorry. Here are some of the outfits—originally worn by the likes of Laverne Cox, Tracee Ellis Ross and Teyonah Parris—that are now in my closet. »2/20/15 2:10pm2/20/15 2:10pm

Black-ish Star Tracee Ellis Ross Talks Hair, Black Standards of Beauty

Last week I published a piece on this site about how a white dude at the opera called me "disgusting" after I refused pull back my naturally curly hair. I wrote that my hair looked "more Tracee Ellis-Ross in Black-ish than Diana Ross's 1983 Central Park performance." Translation: I was having a tame hair day. And now,… »1/24/15 5:15pm1/24/15 5:15pm

These Celebs Went Christmas Ham on Instagram This Year

Another holiday, another reminder via Instagram that celebrities are kinda sorta not really just like us, but in some ways they are. Unlike Thanksgiving's embarrassment of riches, however, Christmas brought out some impulses of humility, with a lot of celebs showing off their families, their festivities, and their… »12/26/14 12:00pm12/26/14 12:00pm

Appraising Black-Ish and Its Satisfying, Imperfect First Half

On Wednesday night, Black-ish aired its requisite Christmas episode, the fall finale, which featured Andre (Anthony Anderson) campaigning to be the first Black Santa for his annual office party. One of the show's simple, burdensome tasks as a Black family sitcom that also directly tackles race is to merely succeed. In… »12/11/14 4:10pm12/11/14 4:10pm

Natasha Lyonne and More Very Cool People Really Want You to Vote

Joan Jett! Tracee Ellis Ross! Carrie Brownstein! A dancing ovary puppet! Everyone you ever thought was cool got together and remixed "Bad Reputation" to help you vote in next week's midterm elections on Nov. 4th. Why? The War on Women rages on and Republicans are trying to stop The Ladies from voting because we … »10/28/14 6:10pm10/28/14 6:10pm

How to Get Away With Murder and Black-ish Picked Up for Full Seasons

There will be enough Viola Davis, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross to go around at least until May sweeps, as both Black-ish and the Shonda Rhimes-produced How to Get Away with Murder have been been ordered for full seasons by ABC. Like Annalise Keating, I am glowering at an invisible camera in celebration. »10/10/14 9:50am10/10/14 9:50am

Flirty Frocks and Hideous Hose at the Elle Women in Television Celebration

Last night at the Elle Women in Television Celebration held at Soho House in West Hollywood, the fashion was all over the place: Formal black feathers, vivid yellow fringe, a shiny metallic short suit. While many of the awesome ladies in attendance looked great, there were, as always a few misfires. Let's take a look. »1/25/13 1:10pm1/25/13 1:10pm