Rapper Kendrick Lamar, Queer Novelist Among Pulitzer Prize Winners


The Pulitzers are officially woke, y’all. Kendrick Lamar just won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album, Damn, becoming the first rapper to ever do so. He also happened to share the stage with Andrew Sean Greer, who won the fiction Pulitzer for his unabashedly queer novel Less, a comical look at a middle-aged…

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Pop, Politics Dominate 60th Annual Grammy Awards

Entertainment, Featured  

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards were awesome if you were either Bruno Mars, a Patti LuPone fan, an admirer of sign language, a supporter of the #MeToo movement, or that hot chick dancing to “Despacito.” They were also pretty good for everyone else, except for maybe the losers. (At least they got puppies, though.) The…

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Pop Spectacle And Political Activism Galvanize MTV VMAs


MTV’s 34th annual Video Music Awards show was heavy on #resistance. Oftentimes, the pop spectacle was secondary to the political speeches and woke performances. Special guests, presenters and entertainers addressed racial tension stoked by Charlottesville and Trump’s divisive trans military ban. Walking the red carpet before the show, trans service members Sterling James Crutcher, Logan…

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