Let Us Celebrate Clair Huxtable, Feminist Icon, and The Cosby Show

As black women try to shake off tired tropes like the angry black woman, which the New York Times raised from its shallow grave yesterday, let's focus on The Cosby Show's career-driven matriarch that kicked ass at home and at work, Clair Huxtable. The show and the icon that actress Phylicia Rashad brought to life has… » 9/19/14 6:17pm 9/19/14 6:17pm

The 1960s TV "The Addams Family" set was actually GOLD & PINK

This is a photograph of the actual colors of the Addams family home versus the black and white result. Back in those days, black and white film was blue sensitive (cool tones were light or white, red and yellow tones were dark) so the set was garish gold and pink to capture a spooky atmosphere. This technique was…

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The First Morning After

Everybody told me that New Yorkers were a bit harsh but I didn't really believe it, because I can't believe people really vary that much from place to place, that the differences between us are ever going to be as dramatic as the similarities. And of course, everybody was wrong. New Yorkers are great. In Texas we're… » 5/05/14 4:09pm 5/05/14 4:09pm