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Aug. 19, 2017

R Kelly’s playing an Atlanta show later this month — but not if these activists can help it

“How long are we going to put up with this behavior from this person with no repercussions?” asked Oronike Odeleye, one of the co-founders of the #MuteRKelly movement.

How ‘Patti Cake$’ breakout star Danielle Macdonald learned to rap like the best of them

Mic sat down with "Patti Cake$' stars Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett and Cathy Moriarty to discuss the new coming-of-age story

After years of urging, Spotify is stepping up efforts to remove racist bands from its platform

"We are glad to have been alerted to this content," a spokesperson for the company said in an email.

Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ is the culmination of a fiercely independent career

With his latest feature-length film, the acclaimed auteur is rewriting the rules of how movies get made.

Dave Chappelle still doesn’t understand transgender people, but he’s ready to support them

If Chappelle’s latest run of live shows is any indication, he’s done some soul-searching since his controversial Netflix special in March.
Aug. 8, 2017

‘Big Brother’ has a bigotry problem — one it rarely addresses on-air

“I do think it’s important to make an example of the harmful effects of ignorance,” transgender 'Big Brother' alum Audrey Middleton said.

July 11, 2017

One comedian has an idea to make musical festivals safe: Kick men out

June 28, 2017

Women are dressing up as handmaids to protest the GOP health care bill.

Downtown Boys aren’t here for your “white tears”

The Rhode Island punk band discusses the making of their new album and what it's like to tour while being brown in Trump's America.

Jamila Woods invited Chicago kids to work on her “LSD” video. So we asked them about the experience.

“I want to show you guys what Chicago really is,” Ashley Huicochea, a recent high-school graduate who pitched the video's treatment, said.
Aug. 11, 2017

Kesha refuses to let “the bastards” get her down on her new album ‘Rainbow’

Kesha's first studio album since 2012 is a genre-hopping triumph, a statement of liberation for the embattled singer and songwriter.

‘Luke Cage’ star Mike Colter doesn’t think about “being the only black guy” on ‘The Defenders’

"The person who’s successful is never thinking that," he told members of the press on Monday.

Meet the writers of ‘The Dregs,’ a moving detective comic about drug addiction and homelessness

Their four-issue standalone series — at turns gritty and surreal — is being collected for a new trade paperback release.

With new project, Pussy Riot wants you to experience what Russian prisons are really like

Nadya Tolokonnikova is raising money to put together an immersive theater experience that will highlight the need for prison reform.
Aug. 11, 2017

Meet Towkio, a onetime hustler who’s keeping Chicago hip-hop weird

The Chance the Rapper-affiliated emcee opens up about channeling his city's spirit into his upcoming album, 'WWW.'

‘Halt and Catch Fire’ resets for final season by making one of its leads the villain

Donna Clark is still deeply sympathetic, but her pursuit of new technology could come at a steep personal cost for everyone involved.

Here’s why the ‘Will & Grace’ revival will ignore the original series finale

'Will & Grace' will be back for at least two revival seasons.

‘Game of Thrones’: An obituary for Randyll and Dickon, the last of House Tarly

They were burned alive for their commitment to Queen Cersei.

The 7 best ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ episodes to watch before the season 4 premiere

Call it a calculated binge, just in time for season four.