Ranking Celebrity Responses to #OscarsSoWhite

Oh man, everything is wonderful and terrible. The Internet hate fuel cycle has been in overdrive this week thanks to #OscarsSoWhite making the rounds, allowing us to add names to our Celebrity Shitlist.

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PoC News in America

We have some big news stories, and some fun pop culture items for this week!

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Sorting the Stars: Paul Newman and Steve McQueen

This week I’m going to focus on two the coolest men in Hollywood- Paul Newman and Steve McQueen. Before Paul started making Newman’s Own salad dressing and Sheryl Crow sang about the Bandito in “Steve McQueen,” these two icons were two of the best known faces in Hollywood. Read More Sorting the Stars: Paul Newman and Steve McQueen

The Pain of Pleasure and the Pleasure of Pain

“But Reason can never be persuaded that the existence of a man who merely lives for enjoyment (however busy he may be in this point of view), has a worth in itself.” – Immanuel Kant, Critique of Judgement

In Shame (2011), Steve McQueen’s stunning follow up to his feature film debut – 2008’s Hunger – he shifts his focus from physical confinement to an emotional one, demonstrating along the way that the crush of addiction can be a prison unto itself. Read More The Pain of Pleasure and the Pleasure of Pain