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Not One More: Protect and Empower Trans Youth

Michael Cade Hughes | Posted 04.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Cade Hughes

While trans visibility is increasing, and we're seeing more positive representations in the media, our youth remain vulnerable and mostly unheard.

On Contemporary Art and the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Chika Okeke-Agulu | Posted 04.06.2015 | Arts
Chika Okeke-Agulu

While visiting Titus Kaphar's exhibition Asphalt and Chalk at Jack Shainman Gallery in Chelsea, New York in early February, I was struck by the power, simplicity and deceptive ordinariness of two small panels, a diptych, near the entrance.

Will Cuba Survive the Americanization of Havana?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

The architecture of Old Havana has lasted hundreds of years, but will it survive the onslaught of tourists and rampart commercialism that so despoils other Latin American capitals?

Let Us Not Celebrate a Fifth Anniversary of the Syrian Conflict

Christian Fuchs | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

We prayed and dreamed that this would be the beginning of the end of the horror; that 2015 would put the past four years behind us and bring the long-awaited end to the blood on our hands - the lost fathers, the grieving mothers, the broken children, the destroyed cities and the squandered aspirations.

Controversial Gay Jesus Attacked and Labeled as Blasphemy

Kittredge Cherry | Posted 04.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Kittredge Cherry

Jesus arrives as a gay man of today in a modern city with "The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision," a controversial series of paintings. The paintings and the new book that I wrote about them have been attacked as blasphemy by conservative Christians. But we refuse to concede Jesus to those who act like they own the copyright on Christ, then use him as a weapon to dominate others.

Rising Stars of Rap: G-Eazy & A$AP Ferg slideshow

Steve Harmon | Posted 03.10.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Harmon

Fans form two lines 4 hours ahead of the box office opening. The venue box office shows cows and reads "let's get mooving." Fans would have been happy if that was the case. It took 4 hours for many just to get in.

How To Make Shibuya Honey Toast

Jill Donenfeld | Posted 03.10.2015 | Taste
Jill Donenfeld

Ornament your masterpiece and watch as your neighbors ogle this enviable fortress of your sweetest dreams.

Celebrating Iranian-American Women On International Women's Day

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 03.06.2015 | Impact
Yasamin Beitollahi

Celebrated globally on March 8th, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of inspirational women while calling for greater equality. It is in this spirit that I would like to highlight the acts of courage by these seven extraordinary women.

Chinese Mistranslations of US Movie Titles Show Why Translation Matters

Ryan McMunn | Posted 03.04.2015 | Entertainment
Ryan McMunn

These movie titles were massacred and illustrate why even organizations with money to burn need to be careful with how they interpret and translate in foreign countries.

A Salute to the African American Playwright August Wilson

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.21.2015 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This film is a beautiful legacy. It sheds light on a very gifted man who, like many creative people, was raised under difficult circumstances in an underserved area of Pittsburgh. All of his plays were "doors" into the black experience, and from many eras of the American story.

Coke-Snorting Oscar Statue Kicked Off Hollywood Blvd.

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 04.21.2015 | Los Angeles
John Wellington Ennis

A giant Oscars statuette snorting lines of cocaine was booted from Hollywood Blvd. today, in close proximity to the Dolby Theatre, site of Sunday's Academy Awards.

Recap: RuPaul's Drag Race Battle of the Seasons Tour

Michael Podell | Posted 04.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Podell

I was lucky enough to catch the LA performance of this year's RuPaul's Drag Race Battle of the Seasons Condragulations show, the third stop on a tour that is hitting cities from Des Moines to Reykjavik.

Hipmunk's 2015 Travel Tips and Predictions

Hipmunk | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

The groundhogs have made conflicting predictions as to whether we'll see a longer winter or early spring. But either way, Hipmunk's own furry mascot, the Hipmunk, has made its own 2015 travel tips and predictions to get you through this year's travels.

Windy City Happening: Jennifer Hudson and Turn It Up for Change (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 03.23.2015 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Hudson was thrilled to meet her impersonators and happily took selfies with attendees all the while enjoying the dance party that wrapped up the evening.

20 New Classics Every Child Should Own

Jordan B. Nielsen | Posted 03.23.2015 | Books
Jordan B. Nielsen

In the interest of widening the spotlight of our adulates, allow me to submit 20 new pictures books which in 20 years time may find themselves as dog-eared and long-loved as those on Time's list of venerable selections.

Cook More this Year -- 28 Easy Crock Pot Recipes for Busy Lives

Merry Kuchle | Posted 03.06.2015 | Taste
Merry Kuchle

2015 is here and resolutions are flying right and left. Lose weight, save money, get fit. All are lofty yet understandable goals. Unfortunately, many won't last past the first half of January. Instead of joining the fray, why not make a goal that you can actually stick to? Decide to cook more for yourself at home in 2015.

9 Reasons to Learn a Language in 2015

Ryan McMunn | Posted 03.01.2015 | Education
Ryan McMunn

Here are nine reasons that your New Years Resolution should be to learn a foreign language, the first is that it's not as hard as you think.

The Top 10 FinTech Milestones of 2014 (Slideshow)

Brett King | Posted 03.01.2015 | Business
Brett King

Whether you believe the FinTech investments this year were $6Bn or whether you believe the bigger estimates of upwards of $18Bn, one thing is clear - FinTech is really hot right now. But it's only going to get hotter.

Holiday Travel Survival Tips

Hipmunk | Posted 02.17.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

From timing your ticket purchases right to alternative options when it comes to lodging, the experts at Hipmunk offer these tips to help you tackle this year's travel planning with a smart strategy.

Baby Steps at 2014 Lima COP20

Zachary A. Bennett | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Zachary A. Bennett

After finishing 34 hours late, some people left the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2014 (COP20), held in Lima, Peru, with conclusions and others with confusion and dismay.

Ten Strange Things Eaten in China

Ryan McMunn | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Ryan McMunn

And here they are.

To My Unborn Son: Yale Black Men's Union Launch Powerful Photo Campaign

Nicole Angela Tinson | Posted 02.08.2015 | College
Nicole Angela Tinson

The Yale Black Men's Union launched the To My Unborn Son campaign as an intimate conversation with the parents of Michael Brown Jr.

52 Hours in San Francisco With a Former Fashion Editor

Melissa Henderson | Posted 01.25.2015 | Style
Melissa Henderson

I spent a few days in San Francisco about a week ago, after getting word that fashion editor-turned-blogger turned So-Cal boutique owner Alicia Lund was hosting a unique pop-up shop and all her social media lovers, favorite bloggers, friends and family were invited.

Celebrating Light and Liberation, Sikh Style

Sonny Singh | Posted 12.31.2014 | Religion
Sonny Singh

For Sikhs, the holiday is an occasion for a more politicized remembrance. On October 23, Sikhs celebrated Bandi Chhor Divas, or Prisoner Release Day.

Celebrity Photographer Blake Little On Tom Cruise And Other Career-Changing Shoots

Richard Pérez-Feria | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Richard Pérez-Feria

Blake Little's work -- much like Blake Little the man -- doesn't need to make a lot of noise to be noticed. At their best, Little's portraits capture the precise moment the well-known subject is communicating a hushed inner message.