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Black Characters Matter

Devin E. Haqq | Posted 11.24.2015 | Black Voices
Devin E. Haqq

If a young person of color is fed a steady diet of movies, television shows, and plays in which characters that look like her exist only on the margins, how can we expect her to dream of taking center stage in school or work?

All Those Sexist Stories In 'Master Of None' Are Based On Real Life

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.23.2015 | Entertainment

Image: Netflix Spoiler alert: If you haven't seen "Ladies and Gentlemen," Episode 7 of "Master of None," go watch and then come back. Aziz Ansa...

Aziz Ansari: Men Need To Pay Better Attention To Women’s Experiences

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 11.13.2015 | Women

Aziz Ansari has some awesome words of wisdom for men everywhere.   In a Nov. 11 interview with The Daily Beast, Ansari talked about his ne...

I Bet Your Parents Care About You More Than You Realize

Aziz Ansari | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment
Aziz Ansari

My dad took off most of his vacation time for the year to act in Master of None. So I'm really relieved this all worked out. On Tuesday night, after we did Colbert together he said: "This is all fun and I liked acting in the show, but I really just did it so I could spend more time with you."

11 Exceptional Audiobooks for Your Every Mood

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

If our last two brilliant and fantastic audiobook lists haven't convinced you that listening to a great audiobook is a fully satisfying experience, the eleven on this list -- which are hilarious, thrilling, informative, and inspirational -- will surely do the trick.

Watch Aziz Ansari And Stephen Colbert Joke About The Lack Of Diversity On TV

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.11.2015 | Entertainment

It's always refreshing to see a celebrity use their platform to bring attention to something worthwhile -- like a discussion about representat...

Aziz Ansari Just Said The Sweetest Thing About His Parents

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.11.2015 | Fifty

Aziz Ansari's real parents, Shoukath and Fatima, are in Master of None, his new Netflix comedy show. Actually some might say they are stealing the sh...

Aziz Ansari Explores Hollywood's Diversity Problem In Powerful Essay

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment

"Indians on TV," the fourth episode of Aziz Ansari's "Masters of None," acts as a kind of thesis statement for the entire superlative series, ...

Aziz Ansari's 'Master Of None' Hilariously Captures The Immigrant Narrative

Aneri Shah | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment
Aneri Shah

The dilemma that second-generation immigrants face in Master of None is at the center of a broader question that all young adults face: How do we take this remarkable privilege we have and make something out of it?

Aziz Ansari Can Do A Killer Bobby Jindal Impression

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.05.2015 | Entertainment

Keeping up with all of the GOP presidential candidates gunning for the Republican nomination is tough. Most of the media's attention has focused...

Aziz Ansari Slams Unwritten Minority Casting Rules In New Netflix Series

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.03.2015 | Entertainment

In conversation with Jon Hamm at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Monday night, former "Parks and Recreation" star Aziz Ansari talked about his upcom...

Today Is Treat Yo Self Day, The Best Day Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.13.2015 | Entertainment

On October 13, 2011, an episode of "Parks and Recreation" introduced a beautiful concept: A day, not our birthday nor any other holiday...

Jennifer Lawrence And Aziz Ansari Give New Meaning To #FriendshipGoals

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 10.12.2015 | Entertainment

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JLaw, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari And Chris Pratt Are Our New Favorite Squad

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence and her new BFF/writing partner Amy Schumer hung out with master hair braider and "Jurassic World" star Chris Pratt and funnyman Az...

Does Stand-Up Comedy Hold the Key to Social Justice?

Johanna Evans | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Johanna Evans

After attending the Oddball Comedy Festival this past September, I was struck by how much of the comedy revolved around social justice issues--gay rights, gender and racial equality, poverty. And it wasn't just that poking fun at intolerance can earn a few laughs. The actual rhythm of the comedy routines seemed designed to change people's perspectives on these issues.

How to Know You're Not Alone in the Otherhood

Melanie Notkin | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women
Melanie Notkin

For women in the Otherhood, the term I introduced in my book of the same name for those who aren't part of the expected social norm of marriage and motherhood, whether by choice, or like me, by circumstance, our friendships are key.

Dating and Patriotism: Part One, American Love Affair

Elizabeth Lazar | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Lazar

These past couple weeks in politics have left me with a set of volatile emotions normally reserved for that other baffling (and intermittently absurd) realm of life... love and lust.

'Modern Romance': Why Finding Love Was Easier For Your Grandparents

Sara Eckel | Posted 07.17.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

'Modern Romance': Why Finding Love Was Easier For Your Grandparents

Harper Lee, Judy Blume, EL James and 22 Books to Read for Summer 2015

Nana Meriwether | Posted 06.18.2015 | Books
Nana Meriwether

Books we read are a telling of who we are. This summer, several noted authors have released new books sure to redefine and influence our thoughts, world views and opinions.

Aziz Ansari Reads Your Hilarious Dating Text Fails

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.16.2015 | Comedy

Are you an astronaut? Because your dating fails are out of this world. If you're dating nowadays, the odds are you've sent an embarrassing text or ...

Claire Fallon

3 Questionable Pieces Of Dating Advice From Aziz Ansari's 'Modern Romance' | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts

Aziz Ansari, known to many as the dapper Tom Haverford on "Parks and Recreation," and known to still more as a brilliant, subversive comedian,...

'Parks And Rec' Finale Pays Tribute To Producer Harris Wittels

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 02.24.2015 | Entertainment

After flashing forward to reveal each character's future, the series finale of "Parks and Recreation" paid tribute to another important part of the te...

9 Hilarious Aziz Ansari Jokes That Prove He Just Gets Us

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 02.23.2015 | Comedy

Aziz Ansari's stand-up is consistently on point. Whether he's explaining the insanity of marriage, describing Cold Stone Creamery as the "epitome ...

Aziz Ansari Pays Tribute To 'Parks & Rec' Producer Harris Wittels

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment

After Amy Poehler paid tribute to "Parks and Rec" producer, writer and guest star Harris Wittels on Thursday night, her co-star Aziz Ansari took to Tu...

7 Celebrities Most Likely to Buy a Home in 2015

Redfin | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment

Most people buy a home and plan to live in it for at least a few years, but we all know that many celebrities change homes as often as they change outfits. Here are our predictions for stars who are most likely to look for a new address in 2015, based on recent changes in their life, like major movie deals or relationship status updates.