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Ending Apathy from African-American Entertainers

Cierra Lockett | Posted 07.28.2016 | Black Voices
Cierra Lockett

As we move forward as a people, it is important that those with power and platforms remember to not only entertain the community, but to enlighten and empower those in it; not only with their art, but with their actions.

Party Crashing for Political Access: Schwarzenegger and My Pantsuit

Charlotte Laws | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Charlotte Laws

Party crashing--or gate-crashing, as it is sometimes called--is an art form that I stumbled upon as a teen. I taught myself how to finagle into any event, anywhere, anytime.

Words of Wisdom: What 5 Women Said About Equality

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 07.28.2016 | Women
Margaret Gardiner

Feminism has become a dirty word. For many, it can alienate. For some it conjures up images of people demanding opportunities that they do not deserve. It's a complicated topic with which this generation of women struggle. Knowing they are capable, the suggestion that special treatment is required, mocks the very concept that women are trying to overcome. Judge each person on their ability.

Failure to Communicate

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.28.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Jim Gaffigan at the Greek

Philip David Morton | Posted 07.27.2016 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

Some comics are preceded by a big introduction, naming their successes on different media, their drawing power in person or their well known work to excite the crowd. Jim Gaffigan walks to the microphone center stage after only "Ladies and Gentlemen, Jim Gaffigan."

Sense8-tional

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 07.27.2016 | Entertainment
Charlotte Safavi

OK, I'm a little late to the party. The 12-episode sci-fi drama Sense8 produced and created by J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) and written by siblings Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix) has already debuted June 5 on Netflix.

The Real Mama Drama

Mia Redrick | Posted 07.27.2016 | Parents
Mia Redrick

Motherhood is hard and rewarding. That is the truth. Enjoying the journey has everything to do with how you manage the obstacles that are in front of you and the systems that you put in place to support your life.

Slotted Spoons

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.27.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The Capitol Steps - Superb Political Satire

Connie Lawn | Posted 07.26.2016 | DC
Connie Lawn

So Vladimir Putin checks in at the Ukraine. A guard asks his name and he gives it. Then Putin is asked "occupation?" No Putin says, "just a visit." The Capitol Steps have tons of jokes like this - some vocally and most sung beautifully in well known tunes.

Half and Half

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.26.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Jason Stuart Talks Being An Out Actor and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 07.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Jason Stuart one of the most prolific character actors and an outrageous openly gay stand-up comedian.

Trainwreck

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.25.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Building a Legacy, Living a Lie: Coming to Terms With Bill Cosby

Cierra Lockett | Posted 07.23.2016 | Entertainment
Cierra Lockett

We cannot build and maintain a society in which our beloved and revered celebrities' victimization of their fellow man becomes the norm. We have yet to see a conviction and it is unlikely that we ever will.

Gandalf, Merlin, or Dumbledore: Who Was the Greatest Wizard?

Quora | Posted 07.23.2016 | Home
Quora

Dumbledore is the most powerful by a country mile for the simple reason that magic has changed as the world has changed, so what might have seemed like a big deal in 600 A.D., or even 1954, does not seem like a big deal now, and J.K. Rowling wanted to "wow" her audience.

Good Question!

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.24.2016 | Fifty
Marcia Liss

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Caution!

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.24.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Jose Antonio Vargas Discusses Unpacking Race In New Doc 'White People'

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices

MTV's documentary "White People" premiered on Wednesday and spurred an Internet frenzy around the role race plays in the lives of Americans -- particu...

Et tu?

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.23.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Highly Suspect's Johnny Stevens Bares All (and Gives Zero F*cks)

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.21.2016 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Don't be mistaken -- Highly Suspect is definitely not your average "boy band." So exactly what is it about this trio that makes them so special? Well, aside from their striking good looks... just about everything.

Greenhorn Gamers -- The Sacrifices of an Aspiring Streamer

Jesse Aaron | Posted 07.22.2016 | Sports
Jesse Aaron

What do you want to be when you grow up? Youth today have many creative options when it comes to answering this big question. Among the plethora of options today, professional video gaming -- aka "e-sports" -- is becoming an acceptable answer.

Splitting Hairs

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.22.2016 | Fifty
Marcia Liss

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No Lifeguards

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.22.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

No lifeguard on duty

Watch Bear Doze Off After Eating Too Much Dog Food

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2016 | Weird News
Van Winkle's

Black bears fall into food comas just like the rest of us. On Saturday, a Florida resident found a large black bear snoring out on her lawn. Turns out the animal discovered a 20-pound bag of dog food in a neighbor's garage, dragged it out to the front yard and devoured it in one sitting reports WFTV.

The Vanity -- Real Talk with Frontman Alex Dugan

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.21.2016 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Meet The Vanity, a band that recently broke into Austin's competitive music scene and is tearing it up with their raw talent.

The Contender

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.21.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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