November 21st, 2014 by Sean
“This is weird as hell for me.”
That’s how T-Pain, the undisputed King of Auto-Tune, started his Tiny Desk Concert at NPR. Pain sits in front of the now-famous bookshelf with nothing more than a keyboardist. “I know everyone is wondering where the Auto-Tune is going to come from,” he jokes. “I got it right here in my pocket.” Turns out he doesn’t. And he never needed it.
November 20th, 2014 by Sean
November 19th, 2014 by Sean
Drake is a big deal. And he undeniably uses his status to elevate that of his home and native land, Toronto, Canada. Toronto is known for a lot of great things, but as of late, the success of its many professional sports teams hasn’t been one of them.
The Toronto Raptors’ mascot, “Raptor” is an exception. Raptor is revered throughout the NBA, and as Grantland explained last year, is basically the toast of the annual NBA mascot meeting, which is a real thing. That’s why this vine is so special. Two of Toronto’s finest meeting in the recesses of the Air Canada Centre. And yes, it’s also delightfully silly looking.
November 18th, 2014 by Sean
November 17th, 2014 by Sean
Leslie Jones is the newest cast member of Saturday Night Live, and she’s quickly becoming the show’s most exciting, unpredictable, and funniest commentator:
November 16th, 2014 by Sean
If you haven’t heard Stevie Nicks sing while someone tries to apply make-up to her face, you’re missing out.
November 13th, 2014 by Sean
November 12th, 2014 by Sean
November 10th, 2014 by Sean
Perhaps the finest viral video of 2014 (The Year of Our Gourd):
November 7th, 2014 by Sean
Issa Rae spent most of her youth feeling awkward, and she’s never gotten over it. The awkwardness started in Senegal, where her father was from, and continued once she moved to the suburbs of Washington, DC. “Coming from West Africa to Potomac, Maryland, was pretty jarring, and I just didn’t know how to be black,” she says. She felt like a token minority at school, and her older brothers would tease her, “‘You’re kind of a white girl, a Jewish girl.’” Then she went to a predominantly black school in Los Angeles and didn’t know how to fit in there.
Those awkward interactions were formative for Issa Rae – and they were gold. She channeled them into sketch comedy, uploading videos she made with her friends to YouTube. In 2011, the first episode of her web series The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl made her internet famous.