Urban Lives Saved by Suburban Gun Mayhem

(The Root) — Shortly after the Jovan Belcher tragedy I was asked on a television program whether or not theNFL player’s high-profile murder-suicide and sports announcer Bob Costas’ courageous comments about gun violence in the incident’s aftermath would have any impact on gun control in America. I answered that they would not. The reason? Because as I noted… Read More Urban Lives Saved by Suburban Gun Mayhem

Chief Keef: Hail To The Chief (2012 Online Cover Story)

Early afternoon, November 15, 2012; Las Vegas, Nevada. While Interscope, 50 Cent, and Wiz Khalifa waited for him in the desert, the real secret of Chief Keef story was playing out back in Chicago. Inside Joe’s Crab Shack at the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace, a team from Interscope Records is awaiting the early-afternoon arrival of 17-year-old Chief… Read More Chief Keef: Hail To The Chief (2012 Online Cover Story)

Your Sex Life Explained in 25 GIFs

GIFs are mesmerizing. Not quite a photo, not really a video, those few flickering seconds of animation capture our attention like few things on the web can.  GIF collective #Whatshouldwecallme took GIFs to a personal level, ascribing small moments of animation to specific life situations. While we appreciate their efforts, we’ve noticed an important subset of feelings have mostly gone… Read More Your Sex Life Explained in 25 GIFs