Why No Beyonce at the DNC? 

Hamilton Nolan · 07/29/16 01:06PM

The Democratic convention in Philly featured “celebrities” including Eva Longoria, Elizabeth Banks, and Lena Dunham. Why no Beyonce?

Conservatives Finally Find a Reason to Love Beyoncé: Sweatshop Labor

Andy Cush · 05/18/16 11:40AM

Being a conservative who’s interested in pop culture must be discouraging, with megastars like Beyoncé espousing views that are often diametrically opposed to your own. Finally, however, free-market right-wingers have found common ground with the reigning champion of our cultural moment in their shared support for treacherous, low-paying sweatshops.

Last Night God Rained Down on Beyoncé—But Was It For Supporting LGBT People or Playing North Carolina?

Rich Juzwiak · 05/04/16 03:20PM

Beyoncé’s Formation Tour stop last night was plagued with rain and lightning, which at one point caused the show to halt and the venue to be temporarily evacuated (Beyoncé eventually made her way back onstage to conclude her set). This is notable because the show took place in none other than the Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina—a state that has become a hotbed of controversy and ill will in the wake of Governor Pat McCrory passing the effectively anti-trans H2 “bathroom bill.” Was the storm a coincidence or pointed act of God?


Rich Juzwiak · 04/25/16 01:30PM

Actually, Lemonade is Beyoncé’s weakest album since I Am...Sasha Fierce.


Hudson Hongo · 04/24/16 08:00PM

If You Think the Black Panthers Were a Hate Group, You Need To Watch This Documentary

Rich Juzwiak · 02/17/16 11:50AM

When my former colleague Jason Parham reviewed Stanley Nelson’s documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution last September, much of its retrospective content (dating back to the ‘60s) was uncannily relevant, given the growing amplification of dissatisfaction over racial inequality in this country, including but not limited to the routine police killings of unarmed black people. Parham wrote:

One Possible Explanation for Shooting Outside of Sheriff's House: Beyoncé

Rich Juzwiak · 02/16/16 04:09PM

What havoc has been wreaked by Beyoncé’s black pride and the mere suggestion that she’s sick of the blatant disregard for black lives that some police officers exhibit? A real live shooting outside of the Tennessee home of Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, for one, according to that sheriff. Regarding eight shots Arnold heard last night outside his home, the sheriff told local news station WATE:

QUIZ: Are You a GOP Candidate or Are You Beyoncé?

Kelly Conaboy · 11/02/15 05:26PM

Alone in your room, in front of your mirror, holding a hairbrush as if it were a microphone, you can be anyone—either GOP candidate or Beyoncé. In this quiz, however, you can only be one: either GOP candidate or Beyoncé.

The World's Most Famous Musicians Just Hosted a Bonkers Press Conference

Sam Biddle · 03/30/15 05:15PM

Only a few minutes ago, the entire music industry stood on a stage in a collective display of how rich and out of touch they are. They think you are willing to pay up to double the price of other streaming music services to pay for their streaming music service, because they are crazy.

Here Are the Best Famous People From Your Yearbooks

Leah Finnegan · 12/31/14 12:30PM

Wow! It is amazing how many Gawker readers went to middle and high school and have the yearbook photos to prove it. Thank you for sharing your celebrity yearbook photos with us, except for those of you who just posted the Wikipedia lists of famous people who went to your high school. That was really lame.