Also inside: Azealia Banks debuts clip for “Anna Wintour” and NYTprofiles André Leon Talley.
Also inside: A look at female R&B singers’ uphill climb to mainstream success.
Also inside: A look at the use of the n-word in hip hop.
Also inside: An examination of female blackness through two different lenses: Zazie Beetz (of Deadpool 2) and Meghan Markle.
Also inside: A surreal new SZA visual and Issa Rae picks up a Peabody Award for Insecure.
Also inside: Visit a San Francisco-based mass that uses Beyoncé’s music to forge a deeper connection with God.
Also inside: SZA shares her Met Gala photos, and a look at the sanitization of queer film in the age of marriage equality.
Also inside: A black expat shares why Childish Gambino’s “America” scares him.
Also inside: See the trailer for the new Spike Lee joint.
Also inside: A look at why DJs are unwilling to ditch Kanye West’s records, and an analysis of Atlanta’sseason 2 finale.
Also inside: TV show renewals and Franschesca Ramsey chats with NYT about her accidental activism.
Also inside: A look back at the best moments of Atlanta’s second season.
Also inside: A surprise EP from Wale and Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on Yeezy.
Also inside: See photos from last night’s Met Gala and explore how South African artists are using music to envision their post-apartheid future.
Also inside: Praise for the penultimate episode of Atlanta’s second season.
Also inside: Two takes on the second week of Kanye controversy.
Also inside: Nicki Minaj teases new videos and Empiregets renewed.
Also inside: A deleted Black Panther scene and a look at B-boy culture’s disappearance from hip hop.
A multi-hyphenate talent, Curry offers insights and advice from multiple angles of the business.
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.
A slow workweek sent me into a downward spiral and forced me to reevaluate how I deal with failure.
What happens when your creative idols fall from grace? How does it change your relationship with their work?
I like to take my time forming an opinion, but the culture demands that we think, assess, and review immediately. Is this a good thing?
The grad school way or my way?
I knew finding a literary agent wouldn't be easy…
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...
What better way to process a terrible workweek than by analyzing other creative people's failures…
In my latest essay, "When Our Heroes Fail Us", I explored the complexity of loving an artist's work in the aftermath of a public reckoning or scandal. Both Kanye West and Junot Diaz are, in my eyes, creative geniuses, but recent weeks have seen them both fall from grace. How does that change my relationship with their work, and where do I go from here?
If you don't follow a conventional path to success, are you doomed to failure? Or does your savvy actually guarantee success? Hmmm...
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.