Casey, you’ve finally reached your stars.
Ten years ago, Usher released the best album of his career. It ended up being the last great album the music industry would release. Here’s why we still scream ‘Yeah!’
The writer once wrote about hip-hop. In this piece, we look back at how he strongly felt about MTV’s drift from hip-hop programing.
The writer once wrote about hip-hop, a lot. In this limited series, he takes a look back at pop culture through a hip-hop lens.
Years ago, rap music was the edgiest, scariest genre of American popular music. Now? Not so much. Here’s why.
Singer Ingrid Michaelson flips music video sexual and gender cliches on their heads with her new music video
Love or her or hate her, Cyrus stays winning. And she scores again, with a great take on Outkast’s classic mega hit.
Hate him or love him, 10 years ago, Kanye West dropped his game changing album, The College Dropout. Doran Miller-Rosenberg reminisces on Ye’s legacy.
The hip hop nerd got serious. Here, he talked to several hip-hop industry executives about the lack of major label talent development. And how it’s hurt hip-hop.
The hip-hop nerd strikes again. Here, he writes about the rappers who’ve influenced the game the most.
The author is a hip-hop nerd. And he had time on his hands. Behold, The world’s first Hip-Hop Draft.
Jenn Fang is sick and tired of Bill O’Reilly’s commitment to the Model Minority myth, and wishes Jon Stewart had challenged the FoxNews star more effectively, and with more nuance.
Poet Lex Beatty shares about his life over the last year. This might be the most profoundly raw piece you will ever read regarding a man’s personal feelings about the journey to himself and his correct gender.
Thomas Fiffer (selfishly) believes that looking out for #1 makes you a better mate.
Historian Louis Venters reexamines the life of a forgotten African-American intellectual and religious leader, and explains why the battle for racial justice is neverending.
The Canadian reserve explodes in tears and anthems—just like the Americans we used to mock.
NASCAR’s most popular driver talks about concussions, coming back, and the price of “pushing through”.
“It was found that the men who ranked highest in terms of warm relationships averaged an annual earning of $114,000 more than those who appeared to have the least warm relationships during their highest earning years.”
What was it like for Sachin Rudraraju to go through his young life, never sure what he would be able to remember?
Andrew Lawes is attempting to force change in the Care industry by speaking out about the culture of abuse and silence, and he wants to break stigma surrounding learning disabilities. He needs your help.
If Democrats keep searching for a messiah to lead them to the political promised land, they’ll be perpetually disappointed.
Linda Robertson addresses the hate she has been receiving surrounding the recent death of her son.
When you’re suffering from depression, you’re your own worst bully, and when you make a mistake—no matter how small—you drop the hammer on yourself.
“Unhappiness occurs when we obsess about the past or worry about the future. Peace and serenity are found in the present moment.”
Hollywood heavyweight Paul Lazarus shifts gears and draws attention to a mind-bendingly brilliant invention that could save the lives of hundreds of millions.
Using Membership Rewards® from American Express, my family can experience a whole lot of things that might have otherwise been out of reach.
After 1000 punches, 1000 kicks, 500 knees and 500 elbows—every day— Thai Nguyen has an insight or two he’d like to share about fighting.
Jordan Gray was back and forth on whether or not he wanted to have children, so he interviewed 50 fathers to hear what they had to say.
A 12-step guide to surviving infidelity.