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Selected highlights
TV Commentary:
The New Food TV Is a Sous-Vide For the Soul
When the Teenage Dream Looks Like You
‘Queer Eye’: A Docu-Series About Queer Emotional Labor
The Whitney/Brandy ‘Cinderella’: One of the Most Important Movies of the 90s

The ‘City of Angels’ Soundtrack Is Still the Best Album to Cry To
Every Sandra Bullock Outfit in ‘While You Were Sleeping’ Is Pajamas
Groundhog Date

Trump, His Racism, and Finding Hope for the Future
The Death of American Christianity

Trying New Things!:
I Was a Male Makeup Virgin Until Rihanna Came Into My Life
I’ve Been on the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fitness Journey


‘Anything Good in This Country Has Had to Be Wrestled Free.’ What Whitney Houston’s Rendition of the National Anthem Taught Me About America

The New York Times

Opinion: Let Us Buy Cake
Book Review: Writing Lines for Obama, Mixing Comedy and Hope
Fashion: Gucci’s Diversity Drag
Travel: A Proposal at 6,436 Feet, With No Sushi in Sight

O, the Oprah Magazine: A Incomplete List of Coming Outs

Audible Originals

Audible Originals: Short story: “Death and Company”

W Magazine: Why Renata is the Star of Big Little Lies, According to Renata

Innovators Peak: The History of Black Cowboys, Uncovered

Man Repeller:

Life Secrets from Chrissy Teigen’s Instagram
Oscars 2017: Meh, but That Ending…
In Praise of ‘Scandal,’ My Escape From CNN
I’m So Obsessed With ‘This Is Us’
10 Works of Black Literature America Needs Right Now

Newsworks: On the Sound of Black Joy

A heartfelt and hilarious memoir-in-essays about growing up seeing the world differently, finding unexpected hope, and every awkward, extraordinary stumble along the way.

New York Times illustration
by Josh Cochran

Audible illustration
by Noah Grigni