Natasha Rothwell: A New Queen of Comedy

Natasha Rothwell needs to come up with a plausible “industry age” to represent how long she’s supposedly been on this Earth. She’s lived in Los Angeles, the land of lies and plastic, for as long as she’s written and starred in Insecure—almost three years—but she hasn’t yet learned what an industry age (a fake number…

Jason Aldean Cancels Upcoming Concerts After Las Vegas Shooting 'Out of Respect for the Victims'

This is a sobering Dirt Bag because there isn’t much gossip (I went online after a 24-hour hiatus and everything is about Tom Petty, even the news that’s not really about Tom Petty, RIP), and because, well, stars are just like us: they too occasionally do an appropriate thing when faced with heart-melting levels of…

Insecure's Season 2 Finale Grapples With the End of Issa and Lawrence

Couples in real life don’t often get a shot at a relationship post-mortem. When they do, the conversation turns out awkward and resentful by design, though if you’re lucky it’s also reflective and full of perspective—it is, after all, a discussion about the end of a love that didn’t work—hence the title of Insecure’s…

Meet Bosco, the Eminently Cool Atlanta Musician Whose Great Vibes Are Contagious

Bosco is the kind of young creative so many aspire to become. As a musician, the Atlanta-based singer and songwriter has released her songs without fear of experimentation, most notably on her 2015 EP Boy and Girls in the Yard, her 2016 collaboration with ATL DJ Speakerfoxxx, both excellent. (You might also have heard…

A Chat With Insecure's Yvonne Orji About Comedy, Sex and Dating Woes in Season 2

On Insecure, Issa Rae’s HBO comedy about black life and dating in Los Angeles, Yvonne Orji plays Molly, an ambitious, single lawyer with a hole in her heart like everyone else. The first season saw Molly warily dipping into the dating pool with little success and surviving a fractured friendship, while Season 2 finds…

HBO Just Released the Series Premiere of Insecure on Their Streaming Services 2 Weeks Early

In a move that provide more evidence that Issa Rae’s Insecure might be the best new comedy of the fall television season, HBO has just released the show’s pilot—set to premiere October 9—on HBO Go, HBO Now, and HBO On Demand. And with that, it looks like I have at least half an hour of my weekend planned!