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Boots Riley Wants You to Strike

The Coup rapper just made his first movie, Sorry to Bother You, about the ravages of late-stage capitalism — and it’s poised to be a hit.

By Jayson Greene

Misogyny Is Boring As Hell

Carmen Maria Machado writes fantastical tales about the banal horrors of sexism. Lately, it’s her story about Junot Díaz that’s getting attention.

By Lila Shapiro

Retta Has a Story to Tell

In her upcoming memoir, the actress chronicles her adventures in Hollywood — including that time Taylor Swift cut her in line to the bathroom.

By E. Alex Jung

J. Cole Just Wants to Be Himself

The 33-year-old rapper on his new album, SoundCloud disses, and how he stopped caring what other people think.

By Paul Cantor

John Early Is Laugh-Out-Loud Funny

The Search Party actor and comedian holds court onscreen, and during a dinner party. Tonight, it’s his homemade cacio e pepe. (Recipe included.)

By E. Alex Jung

Bethenny for President?

These days, a reality star who devotes her time to disaster relief inspires a surge of tweets calling for her to run for office.

By Kathryn VanArendonk