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  1. Lowbrow Highlights: Who Did or Did Not Hook Up in the 'Bache...

    David Jacoby

    This week's Lowbrow Highlights include the biannual tradition of network TV show-sanctioned coitus on The Bach, Jax ruining his best friend's life again, hopefully coincidental racism on The Challenge, the return of Survivor, and,...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  2. Lemony Snicket and a Series of Unfortunate Remarks: A Brief Histo...

    Jeet Heer

    Wednesday should have been a big night for author Jacqueline Woodson, who won a National Book Award in the category of Young People's Literature for her book Brown Girl Dreaming. But after Woodson accepted the award, her achievement was swi...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  3. Miley Cyrus Will Never Learn, Will She?

    Molly Lambert

    There's a quote from America's Next Top Model Cycle 4 that comes up in my mind a lot, from possibly the most famous moment in the show's history. When a contestant named Tiffany was eliminated after giving up on a challenge halfway thr...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  4. Justin Bieber Baptizes His Adolescent Racism Away

    Molly Lambert

    How is Justin Bieber moving on from the leak of a video that showed him telling racist jokes and casually throwing around the n-word? He immediately issued an apology for the video, and, after a second, lengthier, and even more damning video surfaced...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  5. The Owner and the Owned: A Discussion About Donald Sterling

    Wesley Morris and Rembert Browne

    Rembert Browne: So Donald Sterling sees himself as a kind and merciful plantation owner. Well then. Wesley, there's so much to discuss: Sterling's history of racism; his ability to be completely nondiscriminator...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  6. Excerpt of David Shoemaker's new book, a concise history of racis...

    The Masked Man

    An encyclopedia of stereotypes, from Virgil to Kamala to Mr. Fuji to the Mexicools, and many more in between.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  7. How to Be a White Person on Halloween (Hint: Skip the Blackface)

    Rembert Browne

    I've never been a white person for Halloween. Because I have no interest in ever being white, even for a costume party. And for me, there is a never-ending, exponentially growing supply of amazing black people to impersonate. Last year, I was Made...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  8. Inside Joke - W. Kamau Bell Grantland Channel video

    Grantland Channel

    Explaining comedy on the streets of New York.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2013
  9. Rembert Explains America: A Failed Day of Sports in Indiana (With...

    Rembert Browne

    All I wanted to do was write about sports. I swear. Sitting in a hotel lobby in Indianapolis, pretending to be waiting for a meeting, but secretly attempting to nap in the corner, I searched this trip's e-mail account for Indiana-related ideas. I ...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  10. The Trouble With Chicken: Talking Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods, and...

    Wesley Morris and Rembert Browne

    On Tuesday, golfer Sergio Garcia made a comment about inviting Tiger Woods over to serve him fried chicken. Woods responded the following day, via Twitter, noting that the comment "wasn't silly" and was "wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate ......

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  11. Grantland Reality Fantasy League: Racism and Ranch-Dressing Pizza...

    David Jacoby

    OK, this week in reality TV was heavy on racism, violence against women, suicide, starvation, ranch dressing, and, you know, drunken people being idiots. I'm intelligent enough to know that I'm not intelligent enough to appropriately address most of ...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  12. The Road to 'Accidental Racist' Is Paved With LL Cool J and Brad ...

    Rembert Browne

    During my stay in Austin for South by Southwest, one of my more random encounters was a 10-minute interview with LL Cool J. I had no real reason to talk to him, but the opportunity seemed too interesting to pass up. So we chatted before he hit the st...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  13. How Soccer Explains Israel

    Amos Barshad

    On the last Saturday in January, with most of Israel shut down for Shabbat, Beitar Jerusalem FC - the only soccer team in the Israeli Premier League to have never signed an Arab player - announced that it had picked up two Muslim...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  14. Let's Check In on the Cast of Entourage to See Who's Being a Craz...

    Molly Lambert

    Do you ever wonder what the cast of Entourage is up to now? I know I do, every day of my life. Here's how I picture it: Adrian Grenier (Vince) watches Teenage Paparazzo on Blu-ray on a flat-screen the size of the world's biggest pizza and marvels ...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  15. Worst Cooks in America, Episode 4: Dumb Racism, Worse Puns, and C...

    Max Silvestri

    This show spends very little time in the Real Worst World house, and that's likely for the best. I read an interview with Carrie Lee and she said much of the downtime was spent putting makeup and drag on Aadip and Alex. I bet Alex put on women's clot...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  16. Afternoon Links: Destiny's Child Heads for the Super Bowl, Mike T...

    Tess Lynch

    Destiny's Child will reunite for the Super Bowl halftime show. So we all win. But David Bowie is never performing live again. So we all lose. This is one of the best things I've ever seen. Instagram that joint. I hope the driver had eye holes, bu...

    Blog | January 11, 2013