Arts & Entertainment


Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ continues to attract mixed reactions one year on

The successful hip-hop star Nicki Minaj made history by becoming the first female rapper to earn a life-sized wax figure in Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Las Vegas.

2015 AFROPUNK Festival

The 2015 Brooklyn AFROPUNK Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22-23 in Commodore Barry Park.

A new frontier for BET founder

As the spokesperson for a new chapter in digital network history, Traci Blunt's words are an anointing, given the weight of UMC’s founder.

‘Compton,’ hip-hop and NWA’s legacy

Last weekend marked the opening of the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” in theaters nationwide

SummerStage presents ‘The Wiz’

A glorious production of the Broadway classic “The Wiz” graced the stage at Marcus Garvey Park as part of the Summerstage 30th anniversary season.

Morgan Freeman’s Granddaughter Fatally stabbed in 'Exorcism'

Thirty-year-old rapper, Lamar Davenport, under the street name “Lyric” fatally stabbed actor Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter on Sunday,

Brisket over briquets: Easy ideas with grilled leftovers

Although brisket is generally regarded as a cool-weather dish, you may be surprised how this ultimate comfort food works in delicious recipes that help you hang on to the fading days of summer.

A few of my favorite (travel) things

One of the benefits of being a travel writer is that you often find out about many of the latest travel accessories, gadgets, clothing, books and so forth as soon as they come on the market, each offering their own ...

Pictorial fall looks for all body types

In his initial entry into the U.S. market last season at Lincoln Center, OUDIFU’s founder and creative designer, Zhuliang Li, made quite an impression, especially when he came out for his bow with his baby in his arms.

Fall fashion’s global glamour

At Reem Acra’s show, the details were exquisite.

Brooklyn’s Soul Summit bigger and better

The tristate area came to Fort Greene Park Sunday, Aug. 9 to enjoy the Soul Summit.

BET biopic for New Edition

The court-appointed conservator for the late Bobbi Kristina Brown initially filed suit on her behalf against one-time companion Nick Gordon in June, alleging financial impropriety and physical harm.

Saul Williams talks new album

Writer-actor-activist Saul Williams has released a number of vivid and emotionally penetrating collections of poetry, music and film.

Jill Scott’s new album debuts at No. 1 on Billboard charts

R&B songstress Jill Scott is celebrating the wildly successful debut of her newest album, “Woman.”

Corey Hawkins makes history in ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Corey Hawkins has one simple ambition: He wants to do his best.