Google "coming of age movies" and you will find that the stories our culture says define coming of age are those like The Sandlot or Superbad. For boys of color there are far fewer, but some: Cooley High. Boyz in the Hood. School Daze. Try Googling "coming of age movies for girls" and you'll find a lot less.
In this week's issue, Jon Ward profiles Lecrae Moore, a fascinating artist straddling the Christian and hip-hop worlds.
I look up to my mom, I look up to Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr., but I also look up to the Kardashians, and I will defend my right to do so.
I think Disney should make movies that are more realistic and reflective of the world we live in today. Love isn't just about fairytales or princesses or inanimate objects.
It all unfolds as the whole crew tries to figure out a rare, tricky tumor in a teenage girl and tend to the nasty leg wounds on another woman who dove into a trash chute to avoid her married boyfriend. Theme of the evening? Love is blind and makes you stupid.
Cusack and De Niro are the old pros in this movie and are compelling in each and every scene. They are also able to create the humor even when the situation is deadly. Da Costa jumps right into the midst of things and does her part with flair and ease.
Last week, Parenthood left the internet shaking its collective fist at Joel, the most heartless man alive, and this week's episode is full of the people we love continuing to make decisions we hate.
If I were a sculptor, I would create a memorial to all those who have suffered from its poisonous and debilitating affects. I would construct the word out of deeply scarred and rusted steel to symbolize its onerous antiquity and unfortunate endurance. I would make the letters as tall as the average person to suggest that human beings, not animals, were demeaned by this word.
This week's playlist includes music by Lord Huron, Ian Hunter, The High Llamas, The Elected, Kurt Vile, and
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, and more.
South by Southwest can be a little overwhelming, so I've come up with a handy-dandy primer for all the queertastic events and activities in Austin starting this week.
It's a towering performance in a couple senses of the word and directly in line with how Johnson has been depicted by journalists, historians and biographers.
"I'm focusing on my new project Kings of Chaos, which is my rock 'tribute' -- I would say, it's basically my new supergroup."
For anyone who has been adopted, adopted or had friends and family who were adopted, this film is incredibly resonant.
Many parades use dance groups at large, and these range from very conventional dancers, to the completely absurd, sexual and hysterical.
The Academy Awards appearances of Goldie Hawn, 68, and Kim Novak, 81, triggered a firestorm of fan reaction. Both actresses appeared with what were perceived to be dramatically altered faces and the Internet was quick to harshly criticize them. Can we pause a moment and reconnect with reality -- both theirs and ours?
What's not so nice? Having to wait for said person you love in order to watch the rest of the fully-released season. Here are the worst things for me about watching a show with my beloved.
There is always a place for a production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd, especially one that gives us an oversized orchestra filling the hall with Sondheim's masterful score.
Belle Knox, who is impressively sagacious at just 18, is joining the company of some tremendous voices in the industry who are redefining what it means to be a sex worker.
This week I talked with actor Pam Grier -- legendary for her starring roles in Foxy Brown and Jackie Brown, and for her role as Kit Porter on The L Word -- about Dining Out for Life, being a spokesperson for this fabulous event and her spin on LGBT issues.
In some countries it is estimated that as many as seven out of 10 women are beaten, raped, abused or mutilated.
There is no doubt Netflix's strategy of enabling users to binge watch old TV episodes has been successful, but is it the optimal strategy for releasing high profile new content?
The hangover could be settling in earlier than expected for ABC's Mixology, the show about what happens to 10 singles over the course of a single night out in New York City.
"True Detective" star Michelle Monaghan picked up food from Earthbar in West Hollywood on March 7.
Aaron Paul arrived at the premiere of "Need for Speed" at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 6.
Sarah Jessica Parker presented The SJP Collection at LA Nordstrom on March 6.
James Franco, Leighton Meester and Chris O'Dowd attended the "Of Mice and Men" press conference at Signature Theatre, NYC, on March 6.
Taylor Swift headed to the gym in LA on March 6.
Ireland Baldwin and her new purple hair were spotted grocery shopping in Tarzana, Calif. on March 6.
"Gossip Girl" star Jessica Szohr went shopping in LA on March 6.
Lupita Nyong'o, Elizabeth Olsen, Bella Heathcote and Elle Fanning attended the Miu Miu show at Paris Fashion Week on March 5.
Jennifer Hudson stopped by the Sony Music offices in London on March 5.
Minka Kelly left her LA gym after a workout on March 5.
Mandy Moore was spotted out and about West Hollywood on March 5.
Julianne Moore was spotted on the set of "Still Alice" in NYC on March 4.
Courteney Cox and boyfriend Johnny McDaid of "Snow Patrol" did some shopping in West Hollywood on March 4.
Jared Leto arrived at LAX for a flight, March 4.
Engaged couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis went out for dinner at the Black Market Liquor Bar in Studio City, Calif., on March 3.
Jessica Biel caught a flight out of LAX Airport on her 32nd birthday March 3 in Los Angeles, Calif. Jessica is flying to Florida to meet up with her husband Justin Timberlake (who's currently on tour there) to celebrate her birthday with him.
Sophia Bush appeared on Nick Lachey`s first episode as Host of VH1`s Big Morning Buzz in NYC on March 3.
Jennifer Lawrence attended the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2 in West Hollywood, Calif.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner attended the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2 in West Hollywood, Calif.
Sofia Vergara attended the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2 in West Hollywood, Calif.
Ryan Seacrest posed with John Stamos at Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti’s Oscar after party in the Hollywood Hills on March 2, where McDonald’s World Famous fries, Egg White Delights, Egg McMuffins, and hash browns were served.
"12 Years a Slave" wins Best Picture at the Oscars, March 2.
Matthew McConaughey wins Best Actor at the Oscars, March 2.
Cate Blanchett wins Best Actress at the Oscars, March 2.
Jared Leto wins Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars, March 2.
Lupita Nyong'o wins Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars, March 2.
Alfonso Cuaron wins Best Director at the Oscars, March 2.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrived at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz arrived at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2.
Meryl Streep arrived at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2.
Jennifer Lawrence arrived at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2 and fell, <em>again</em>.
Kerry Washington arrived at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2.
Anne Hathaway arrived at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2.
Pregnant Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis arrived on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2.
Anna Kendrick arrived on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2.
Portia de Rossi arrived on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2.
Kristen Bell arrived on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2.
"12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen arrived on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2.
Camila Alves toasted her glam team with a Bailey's Glamour Shot before hitting the Oscars red carpet on March 2.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew McConaughey and Director Steve McQueen talked about creating a brighter future on the Yellow Carpet presented by Unilever Project Sunlight during the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 1.
Kanye West attended the Celine show at Paris Fashion Week on March 2.
Kendall Jenner went sightseeing at the 'Musee du Louvre' in Paris, France on March 1.
Pregnant Kendra Wilkinson wowed at the 5th Annual QVC Red Carpet Style held at the The Four Season Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 28.
Julianne Hough met a friend for lunch at Joan's on Third in Los Angeles, Calif., on Feb. 28.
Leslie Mann and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau filmed scenes for the "The Other Woman" in LA Feb. 27.
Hilary Duff left her LA gym on Feb. 27.
Jessica Alba attended the Nina Ricci show at Paris Fashion Week Feb. 27.
Rihanna attended the Lanvin show at Paris Fashion Week Feb. 27.
Dwyane Wade lunched with fiancee Gabrielle Union in Miami on Feb. 26.
Amanda Seyfried went grocery shopping at Trader Joe's in LA on Feb. 26.
Amy Adams left the gym in West Hollywood on Feb. 26.