Many of you have taken to social media this week to voice your grave concern over a little-known liquor law. The Hospitality Alliance would like to remind us — and restaurateurs — that bottomless brunch is in fact illegal in the state of New York.
After hundreds of years of slavery and a brutal Civil War that left the South’s economy in ruins, Reconstruction set the nation on the path toward equality. Now, 150 years later, we’re still trying to recover from the damages caused by Jim Crow Laws in effect for much of the 20th Century. What happened between the promising start of Reconstruction in the 1860s and the painful Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s? What follows is my own overview of the sequence of events, but if you’re so inclined, please do further research and familiarize yourself with the fine nuances of the timeline.
I love this song. Everyone I know loves this song. VH1 said it was one of the top 50 greatest songs of the 90s. Apparently, there are a lot of folks who really hate it, especially Blender who said it was was one of the 50 worst songs ever.
What gives? How can you hate a song that’s just saying “don’t pick him because he has money, pick me instead” with that bouncy instrumental? This was one of my bowling alley staples growing up, right there with Shania Twain “Any Man of Mine” and Black Crowes “Hard to Handle.”
Also, close your eyes and get your mind right: Doesn’t this sound like something Hanson would’ve made circa 2004? No I’m serious. Hanson totally got their style from the sound of this song.
I just had a taste for some orange soda, that’s all. (Sidenote: “had a taste for” is such an old people phrase) I got this at the bodega on the way home. Opened it. Took a sip. And now I’m bout to throw it out because this shit is disgusting. Who drinks Sunkist?! This taste like amoxicillin with bubbles. I am devastated.
I meant to do this yesterday, but I forgot. At any rate…I love Jimmy Fallon. It’s the kind of celebrity love I haven’t felt since Sam used to climb in through Clarissa’s window on Nickelodeon. I love Jimmy Fallon. I want us to be together and he is probably going to ruin all of my future relationships because no one is going to match up to how adorable Jimmy Fallon is. As such, I’m now regularly watching The Tonight Show for the first time in my life and I need y’all to be watching it too. And this is why.
Look at me y’all, responding to internet comments TWICE in one week. I hope you know this means I won’t be doing this again until June because I could be writing about Ciara's pregnancy or something and instead I'm explaining the nuances of racial discourse on the internet.
Going back to that New Jersey black dummy hanging one more time, let’s talk about why a blanket statement like “white people are the worst” isn’t really a blanket statement.
HAIM “XO” (Beyonce cover at BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge)
I would appreciate this cover more if HAIM strayed further from the source material. It’s just almost impossible to do a Beyonce song better than Beyonce herself, and if you stay in the same exact lane, you can’t help drawing comparisons.
But hey, I’m here for anything that gives HAIM some extra shine so y’all can get put on and discover these girls. I can’t believe they’re still bubbling under the radar after that perfect album they released. Not even one Grammy nomination (while Macklesnore had seven) when they’re actually bringing something interesting to the table. Who else out there is sounding like the Sugababes and Fiona Apple starting a band in 1987?
I might hate everything about Sochi and the 2014 Olympics and Johnny Weir’s existence on this planet in general, but that queen was turning out looks everyday. Russia hasn’t seen this much glamour since Catherine the Great was out here bejeweled and growing empires in Powdered Wig 18th Century Couture.