Naomi Osaka’s Complicated Withdrawal from the French Open

After Naomi Osaka hit a backhand winner on match point to defeat Patricia Maria Țig in the first round of the French Open, on Sunday, she smiled as she lowered … Continue reading Naomi Osaka’s Complicated Withdrawal from the French Open

Russell Simmons Documentary Premieres Amid Controversy

PARK CITY, Utah — Outside the Sundance Film Festival premiere of “On the Record,” the documentary about women who have accused the hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct, a … Continue reading Russell Simmons Documentary Premieres Amid Controversy

How a Hip-Hop Party Went From a Harlem Basement to Packing Barclays

Inside the rise of D’ussé Palooza. Kameron McCullough and Nile Ivey were having a rough year. It was December 2012, and the two friends hatched a plan to simultaneously wash … Continue reading How a Hip-Hop Party Went From a Harlem Basement to Packing Barclays

8 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

AMERICAN BALLET THEATER’S NEW YORK SUMMER INTENSIVE at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (July 26, noon and 2:30 p.m.). Curious about the next generation of dancers? Two afternoon performances … Continue reading 8 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Morehouse Graduates’ Student Loans to Be Paid Off by Billionaire

Not even Morehouse College administrators knew the announcement was coming. Addressing the college’s class of 2019, Robert F. Smith, a man who is richer than Oprah Winfrey, made a grand … Continue reading Morehouse Graduates’ Student Loans to Be Paid Off by Billionaire