Also inside: A profile of comedian and actor Wyatt Cenac, and a deep dive into this week’s episode of Atlanta.
Also inside: A meditation on the legacy of ABC’s Scandal.
Also inside: Jorja Smith makes her U.S. TV debut and a look at Virgil Hawkins’ 3-decade struggle to pursue his law career.
Also inside: Drake announces new album and more commentary on Beychella.
Also inside: Samira Wiley previews season 2 of The Handmaid’s Taleand NYT’sJon Caramanica details the significance of Beychella.
Also inside: Kali Uchis breaks down every track from her debut album, and a look at Marian Anderson’s legacy.
Also inside: Jason Derulo delivers an energetic new video for the World Cup, and a profile of the #BringBackOurGirls survivors.
Also inside: Janelle Monae releases “Pynk” and a meditation on Drake’s “Nice For What”
Also inside: “God’s Plan” spends an 11thweek at #1, and an exploration of the problem with The Simpsons’ Apu.
Also inside: Tiffany Haddish executive produces for HBO and an in-depth look at straight actors who’ve won awards for playing gay.
Also inside: Get to know Kali Uchis and Amber Mark before they blow up.
Also inside: Lauryn Hill performance news, and relive the last year of MLK’s life.
Also inside: A Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre mashup, and a look at how musicians are using field recordings to make big statements.
Also inside: The Weeknd heads for the top of the charts and Dwayne Johnson gets personal about depression.
Also inside: Brian Tyree Henry turns in his best Atlanta performance so far and a look at the 18-year career of hip hop tour manager Tina Ferris.
Also inside: A look at faith and Broadway.
Also inside: A look at XXXTentacion’s number one album and what it means for SoundCloud rap.
Also inside: Taking a second look at A Wrinkle In Time and exploring the work of PR maven April Hunt.
Artist Yoyo Lander is having a moment. Her artwork is currently featured in L.A.'s Kaiser Premanente building and on the Emmy-nominated web series, GIANTS. She talks to UB about her artistic mission.
He also talks about diversity in media and the rich history of Memphis.
It's time to kill the starving artist archetype...
Dare I say it...I'm finally a grownup.
I spent a week getting to know Northwest Arkansas. Does it hold a candle to New York?
Tropical vacations are always welcome, but there was something different about this one.
After 11 years, my love affair with New York comes to an end.
Email is one of the most stressful aspects of professional life, but it doesn't have to be this way.
I tend to shy away from political discussions on social media but not because I don't care...
All my life, I've been ridiculed for being a black person who "speaks white". Well, I have some thoughts about it...
Freelancers might do unconventional work but it's still work that has an impact.
The Grammys continue to reward the safe choices over daring selections from hip hop artists. When will the Recording Academy catch up with the times?
For some reason, people think it's okay to lowball freelancers and question their worth. Breaking news: it's not.
Are we all just walking Google Ads, our smartphones and minds nothing more than ad space?
A convenience store chain called Kum & Go? Businesses named after religious figures? A place where it's cheaper to breathe? No, these aren't random plot points from an obscure indie film. These are observations from my first trip to Arkansas-the place I'll be living for the next 2-3 years.
New York is a city full of dreams and possibilities but it's also chock full of harsh realities. After 11 years, I'm leaving all of it behind.
This week, I'm exploring ways to understand and deal with email anxiety.
We live in a culture that relishes a good clapback, but is there really any benefit to this beyond being the meanest kid on the playground?
Have you ever been told you "speak white"? This week's podcast dives into what it means and why it's problematic.
I'm talking about work this week, with a little help from Upwork, Microsoft, and...Tyler Durden.
Representation: what does it mean and how do we get it?
If writers and creatives at all levels don't demand respect and fair pay, how will they get it?
Is it okay to hold onto your old school dreams, even as the world transforms at record speed?