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I’m no beer aficionado, but I found Drinking Buddies to be like a cold, clear drink of artisanal beer - savory with rich, emphasized notes while also sparkling with subtlety. In writer/director Joe Swanberg's film, perhaps the allusion is intentional - Drinking Buddies features two - you guessed it - drinking buddies who are coworkers at a craft brewery in Chicago, who negotiate their feelings for each other while in relationships with other people.  Jake Johnson (of New Girl and Safety Not Guaranteed) oozed chemistry with leading...
  The completely magical, fantastical drag and burlesque superstar The World Famous *BOB* is hosting an Onstage Beauty/Drag Basics class at the New York School of Burlesque tomorrow, Friday the 28th of August at 6:00 PM. The class will be super fun and informative. I have often coveted the stunning beauty and poise characteristic of drag stars (I myself never wear make-up), and now we can all have the chance to learn the secrets of the biz, like how to design flawless wigs and apply pesky...
  At some point during last weekend’s AfroPunk fest in Brooklyn, I realized that I was in the midst of greatness. It wasn’t the killer food trucks, on-point bands, or fantastic craft vendors that were making my jaw drop, though: it was the crowd. I’ve been to more than my fair share of outdoor summer festivals, and AfroPunk (which bills itself as “a platform for the other Black experience”) had some of the best-dressed, happiest attendees ever. Despite the heat and crowds—and, therefore, the potential for...
  I was a little girl when TLC came on the scene, and I wish someone had introduced my childhood self to the unbelievable R&B girl band. Sadly, I didn’t discover them until last year (while watching The Real Housewives of Atlanta, I’m embarrassed to admit). Band members Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and Kandi Buruss are so talented; together, they create saucy, biting, and brave music. Famous for their outspoken lyrics and inspiring girl power, the band was never the type to...
Queen Latifah’s got a new talk show coming to CBS this Fall! The Queen’s not new to the talk show game: back in 1999-2001, she had a talk show entitled The Queen Latifah Show. Her new show will have the same title, but the viewership is expected to be even higher than her previous television venture.  On Miss U.N.I.T.Y’s new show, she’ll feature human-interest pieces, along with comedic and musical performances (some by the Queen herself!) and celebrity interviews. By the looks of the promos, Latifah will do...
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