Illustration: PJ McQuade/PJMcQuade.com for Grantland.
The story behind Marvin Gaye's iconic rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" at the 1983 NBA All-Star Game.
Terrance Howard is really over his shortcomings. And he stands in front of his mirror every day for two minutes and does the math.
Emergency Rice in a Beer Can would totally catch on in the United States, disaster or no disaster.
Sylvia Rhone wants to do a sneaker and a bunch of other cool things as she expands her reach beyond the music business.
Have I mentioned how much I love Ava Duvernay's new short film THE DOOR? Well, I am really enamored. I am ALL about 'The Door' because I am all about anything that shows us at our best - in all of our humanity, complexity and beauty.
Prince's new song "Boyfriend" (Demo) is available for 88 cents at 3rd Eye Girl. It showed up in my Facebook feed in the middle of the night but the link was down by morning (I guess Prince's team of Black female lawyers put the kibosh on that before the sun came up. The good news? If you have $8.82, you can have "Boyfriend," five more songs and two video clips. Let me go and get my purse...