at 9:09AM on Mar 15
My heart :( he must be in so much pain. I really hope he gets some help.
at 2:20PM on Mar 6
Ughh I can’t stand Lena Dunham and I’m so upset that I’m going to be forced to watch her in one of my favourite shows :( :( :( :(
at 8:44AM on Mar 6
I was horrified.. disgusted.. for the first part of the episode, wondering how they could use so much of Mike Brown’s case for an episode about good, innocent cops and bad, opportunistic protestors. I should have had more faith. Now I think it’s brilliant that they started out showing the case the way a lot (most?) of white America sees cases like Mike Brown’s, and gradually revealed the truth – the child was innocent, the protestors were right, the cop was lying and racist as hell.
I agree with you, though, Shannon – the ending was disappointing. Instead of walking away thinking about how the system is set up against Blacks (like in the Ferguson PD, how much of their revenue depends on harassing Black people), people walk away thinking about good cops and bad apples, with the foolish idea that a conviction for a single killer cop somehow makes it okay. This isn’t an issue of one racist cop, this is about the system that has always existed in America.
But, still. Shonda took a lot of risks and the episode had me in tears.
at 9:57AM on Mar 4
There’s two reasons that Eminem doesn’t get the kind of hate that she does. The first (incredibly obvious) reason is that she doesn’t have anywhere near the degree of talent and skill that Eminem has.
But the other, more important reason is that Eminem isn’t putting on a “blaccent” and pretending to be someone he’s not in order to make some money. Eminem grew up poor in Detroit and he actually talks like that and he actually grew up immersed in Black American hip hop culture. Iggy is Australian but she imitates a Black southern accent when she raps and her whole persona seems very put on. So many people have said that it’s not the fact that Iggy’s white that makes them dislike her, it’s the way she imitates an identity that isn’t hers, rather than finding a way to express her actual self/identity through hip hop.
Eminem, IMO, has always had an awareness of his “place” as a white rapper, has paid homage to the Black artists who created the genre that made him his money and has used his platform to try to help launch the careers of many Black artists. Iggy does not show the same respect, and yet she acts like some kind of victim. Anytime anyone has thrown shade at Eminem, whether it’s for being white or anything else, he responds by destroying them on the mic. Like a real rapper does it.
at 8:34AM on Feb 24
She sounds more like Britney Spears than Britney Spears herself.
You know Xtina has done this impression once or twice over the years, when cameras aren’t around…
at 9:37AM on Feb 15
She’s really growing up!! She doesn’t look like a baby anymore, she looks like a little girl! The little girl version of Jay Z. My heart!
at 8:45AM on Feb 15
Kink is great but rape is not. BDSM is hot but abuse is not. And the conflation of the two is terrifying. And it’s really effing upsetting to this rape survivor to see so many people spending money on and delighting in this portrayal of abuse claiming to be kink.
That said, we all give money to questionable projects and people – it’s impossible not to living in this society. So I know I can’t be too judgemental. So my strategy is to just hide every post on my facebook newsfeed related to 50 shades and tell myself that the craze will pass.
at 10:12AM on Feb 10
It’s just so heartbreaking. I remember seeing Bobbi Kristina on Oprah when Whitney did that big interview in 2009. And they talked about how they were best friends and how Bobby Kris had always been there for Whitney. But listening to Whitney talk about what it was like living in that house all that time when Whitney and Bobby were addicted to coke and having all their problems, it was hard not to think about what that would do to a child. Like for example, I remember Whitney saying that her bedroom was very creepy because Bobby had spray painted evil eyes all over the walls everywhere, even on the insides of closets etc.
Whitney and Bobby obviously adored their daughter. But seeing this happen to Bobbi Kristina now, in such an eerie way… it’s hard not to think about how much this girl was up against.
at 7:01PM on Feb 9
I can see it now and goddamn are they adorable. Worth the wait :)
at 12:36PM on Feb 9
I can’t see a post… is it a problem with the site or with me?? I reeeeally wanna see this one :)