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Shorties (The Best 100 Books Written by African American Women, New Music from Destroyer, and more)

The ZORA Canon includes the best 100 books written by African American women. Stream a new Destroyer song. Largehearted Boy's list of "best books of 2019" lists has collected 1,282 year-end lists so far. Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting year-end "best of 2019" music lists. January's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: Nightwoods by Charles Frazier Orchid and the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes Paste listed the best albums of the 1970s. Stream a ne...
Tags: Music, Washington Post, David, Brooklyn, Lgbtq, Canon, Chuck Palahniuk, Kurt Vonnegut, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Olsen, Algiers, Sarah Moss, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Wurtzel, Zora Neale Hurston, Jennifer Baker

Author Shea Serrano On His Love For The Big Screen, Family And Mexican American Roots

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Shea Serrano, author of Movies (And Other Things) about his love for the big screen, family and Mexican American roots.
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Movies, Twitter, basketball, bulldogs (and other things) with NY Times best-selling author Shea Serrano

The Times recently gave Shea a call ahead of his visit to Seattle. In the spirit of his new book "Movies (And Other Things)", this is a series of question about movies (and many other things).
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Life, Sports, Storm, Times, Seattle, Ny Times, Shea, Shea Serrano

3 Basketball Analogies that Help Raise Kind, Curious, and Resilient Kids

The physical sport of basketball is genius, but even more underappreciated is the universality of the game. Basketball is a powerful tool that can be used in everyday life even by people who don’t play. One of its real life applications is in parenting. If you’re like my wife and I, whose goals are to raise kind, curious, and resilient kids, then here are 3 basketball analogies to help guide you. How Basketball Applies to Parenting These 3 prevailing basketball philosophies come to us from the...
Tags: Kids, Guest Post, Spurs, Basketball, Nba, Jazz, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Steve Kerr, Rick Welts, Shea Serrano, Jacob Riis, Raj Shah, San Antonio Spurs the Golden State Warriors, Ziya

Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2017

As he did in the years when he was President1, Barack Obama shared a list of his favorite books that he read in 2017: The Power by Naomi Alderman Grant by Ron Chernow Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Five-Carat Soul by James McBride Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward Coach Woode...
Tags: Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Elizabeth Strout, Moscow, Jason Kottke, Ron Chernow, James McBride, American City, Shea Serrano, Amy Goldstein, Cory Taylor, Naomi Alderman Grant, Matthew Desmond Janesville, Mohsin Hamid Five Carat Soul, Jesmyn Ward Coach Wooden

Watch Lakers’ Brandon Ingram hit the game-winning 3-pointer against the Sixers

Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball makes a drive to the basketball before throwing the ball out to Brandon Ingram, who hit made the long range shot. The Lakers would defeat Philadelphia 107-104. B.I. for the win! #LakeShow — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 8, 2017 Joel Embiid was unable to put the 76ers in front before Ball took the ball down the other end to set up the game-winner. Mayhem finish in Philly.Embiid FTW no good.Lonzo coast-to-coast to set up Ingram...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Philadelphia, Ball, Lakers, Philly, Sixers, The Lakers, Brandon Ingram, Joel Embiid, Ingram, Sixers Lakers, Shahan Ahmed, Shea Serrano

Best Books of the Year: Humor & Entertainment

A few of our selections for the best Humor and Entertainment titles of 2017, along with some thoughts about why we liked them. See all 20 picks, or browse all of our Best Books of the Year across 15 categories.  Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 by Lizzy Goodman Please Kill Me documented the time when the Ramones, Blondie, and Talking Heads prowled the Bowery in the early 70s in search of success, someone to offend, or something to break. Meet Me in t...
Tags: Books, New York City, Maine, Ikea, Best Books, Interpol, Torres, Hendrix, Serrano, Grady Hendrix, John Hodgman, Hodgman, Jon Foro, Penny Mann, Shea Serrano, Scaachi Koul

TV Bits: ‘Magnum P.I.’, New Mike Schur Sitcom, ‘Ray Donovan’ Season 6, ‘Lady Dynamite’ Season 2 Trailer

In this edition of TV Bits: There’s a Magnum P.I. reboot in the works at CBS Amazon Pilot Season 2017 announced Mike Schur is developing a Mexican-American family sitcom with Shea Serrano Ray Donovan renewed for season 6 A trailer for Lady Dynamite season 2 A first look at WGN America’s Bellevue  Magnum P.I., the show that made Hawaiian shirts and mustaches super cool, dominated the ’80s, running from 1980 to 1988. Tom Selleck played Tom Magnum a private detective who lived in luxury in H...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, New York, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Abc, Los Angeles, Karen, Afghanistan, Netflix, Hawaii, Bellevue, Showtime, Cbs, Liev Schreiber


I couldn’t be more excited to announce, finally, the public launch of my new podcast: Heat Rocks. Alongside my co-host, music supervisor extraordinaire Morgan Rhodes, and co-producer/editor Nick Liao, we’ve been plugging away at this all summer long and we now have almost three months of shows in the bank and ready to go. Morgan and I cooked up the idea for Heat Rocks like this: every episode, we invite a guest to join us to talk about one of their favorite albums. It’s a deep dive approach fo...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Podcast, Music, Madonna, Morgan, Joi, BETTY DAVIS, Shea Serrano, Suzi Analogue, Ill Camille, Morgan Rhodes, Nick Liao

The Roots To Turn Shea Serrano’s ‘The Rap Yearbook’ Into A TV Show

The show will be a part of AMC's Visionaries documentary series.
Tags: News, Amc, Jazz, The Roots, Shea Serrano

The Roots Executive Producing TV Show Based On Shea Serrano’s The Rap Yearbook

Shea Serrano's The Rap Yearbook is getting turned into a television series for AMC, per Variety. It'll be part of the channel's new AMC Visionaries documentary series and each of its 6 episodes will center around one key song and feature a guest MC alongside a number of talking-head contributors. The series will … More »
Tags: Music, News, Amc, The Roots, Shea Serrano, AMC Visionaries

AMC Turning Shea Serrano’s ‘The Rap Year Book’ Into a TV Series

Shea Serrano’s The Rap Year Book is one of the best hip-hop books around, up there with ego trip’s Book of Rap Lists and Dan Charnas’ The Big Payback. For those who have yet to experience the joys of Shea debating and deconstructing the most important rap song from every year since 1979 (in which case, you’re fucking up as a hip-hop fan), then you’ll want to tune in to this. Continue reading below… According to Variety, AMC are turning The Rap Year Book into a six-part documentary series ...
Tags: Television, Amc, Jazz, Music News, Shea, Dan Charnas, Shea Serrano, Good For Hip Hop, AMC Visionaries, The Rap Year Book, Variety AMC, Jay Z Diddy

This Indie Bookstore Got A Year's Worth Of Orders In A Single Day, Thanks To A Tweet

"[Bestselling author Shea Serrano] decided on Wednesday to direct his 135,000 Twitter followers to the Carmichael's online store. His goal was to generate 1,000 orders in one day. It took less than five hours."
Tags: Art, Carmichael, Words, Audience, Shea Serrano, 05.18.17

Key to surviving movie gunfight is to not be in a movie

In Would You Survive a Movie Gunfight?, Shea Serrano offers a thorough look at the form and function of movie gunfights and what it takes to get through one alive. The Best Times to Movie-Shoot Someone • When it’s a revenge thing. • When you’re a law-enforcement officer and they’re a bad guy. • When you’re a bad guy and they’re a law-enforcement officer. • When it’s the Wild West and someone is riding toward you on horseback. (This one is great because they always roll off the back of ...
Tags: Post, Movies, Guns, Lists, Wild West, Serrano, Best Times, Shea Serrano, Gunfights

Donald Glover's Migos Shoutout At Golden Globes Sparks Twitter Fun

Donald Glover’s Golden Globes shoutout to rap group Migos was a head-scratcher to some and a hilariously canny move to others. After his FX show “Atlanta” won a Globe in the best TV series, comedy or musical category, on Sunday night, Glover said, “I really wanna thank the Migos, not for being in the show, but for making ‘Bad and Boujee.’ Like that’s the best song ever.” "I really want to thank the @Migos for making Bad and Boujee." — @donaldglover #GoldenGlobes— Th...
Tags: News, Atlanta, FX, Huffington Post, Migos, Donald, Donald Glover, Glover, Ron Dicker, Hon, Mee, Shea Serrano

Kid Cudi ‘Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ (Album Stream)

Alas, Kid Cudi’s album is here. It’s only fitting it makes the holidays of 2016 as Cudi just slayed a demon in his personal life with a recent stint in rehab. We of course, first and foremost, hope his spirits continue to stay high and always rise upward. And I think the reaction to his new album will only help… Mine: H#*^ S#*T! I’ve been up on the previews like you so when the all-new track 02 hit, “Swim In The Light” came on, whew! I was transported. The strong stretch of songs continued to th...
Tags: Featured, Jazz, Pharrell, Willow Smith, Andre 3000, Kid Cudi, Travi$ Scott, Willis, Cudi, Album Streams, Shea Serrano

The Fate of the Furious (Trailer)

This was too good not to post. I, like every other person in the country, love the Fast family and tonight they held a freaking premiere for the trailer to the upcoming 8th installment in Times freaking Square. I’m sorry for the muted f-bombs but I love how much this franchise has grown of the past decade plus. And wow, are they going a different direction with the storyline? I love this because another movie like the last two would feel really stale. It’s clear that won’t be the case anymore. C...
Tags: Featured, Movies, Jazz, Shea Serrano

No Malice and Pusha T talk potential Clipse album

The question then, is whether Pusha and No Malice, seven years removed from their last album together, are willing to make another Clipse record today. “Beyond a shadow of a doubt, I know we can do it,” No Malice says. When I tell Pusha several weeks later, he agrees, adding it would be up to his brother. “It would be an amazing album,” Pusha says. “We could totally conquer the world.” Figured I’d cut right to the chase. A new Clipse album would, well, I dunno about conquering the world, but set...
Tags: Featured, Jazz, Pusha T, Gq, Clipse, PUSHA, Shea Serrano, No Malice

Kanye West “Fade” (starring Teyana Taylor & Iman Shumpert)

Kanye West at the VMAs is always must-see. Tonight, no performance, but the premiere of his new video for “Fade” (and a speech down at the bottom.) ICYMI, it stars Teyana Taylor, her hubby and NBA Champ Iman Shumpert, and Teyana Taylor’s perfect body. KANYE WEST x FADE // Starring @TeyanaTaylor — .QUEEN (@goafgang) August 29, 2016 It’s clearly a Flashdance inspired work that ends curiously with some shower scenes involving the couple. Like with “Famous” however, I feel ...
Tags: Videos, Chicago, Kanye West, Nba, Jazz, Vmas, Kanye, Ty Dolla $ign, Post Malone, GQ Magazine, Iman Shumpert, Ye, Teyana Taylor, Shea Serrano, The Life Of Pablo

A Game 7 for the ages

The morning after… and several mornings thereafter, this will be a Game 7 to remember. It’s rare a game of this magnitude going into it lived up to the hype and Cavs-Warriors June 18, 2016 actually did. And, first things first: congrats Cleveland! Let the celebration begin! Stay safe and enjoy this moment, Cleveland. #OneForTheLand — Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) June 20, 2016 Second, “The Block” was absolutely incredible. (Look at how LeBron comes in the frame here. ...
Tags: Milwaukee, Nba, Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Cleveland, Smith, Golden State Warriors, Livingston, Warriors, Harrison Barnes, Andre Iguodala, Joe Lacob, Steph Curry, Stephen Curry, Kerr

A couple viral ‘Panda’ memes

Nothin’ too deep here, just a couple memes I saw went viral in the last 24 hours that both had me legit laughing out loud. It also just goes to show how Desiigner’s “Panda” has taken over into the mainstream. I’m one of many that can thank Kanye for really puttin’ me on and it’s an honest pump up jam in the car nowadays. Mood — DADITO CALDERONE (@TAXSTONE) April 11, 2016 And oh, I also agree with Shea Serrano’s assertion here. how do i give these kids all my money c...
Tags: Funny, Panda, Desiigner, Shea Serrano

The real life crusade of a Twitter book hustler

Up-and-comer writer Shea Serrano was just hoping someone would buy his $12 rap book. What he got was a spot on the New York Times’ best-sellers list and a social media marketing machine that can help other writers sell books.
Tags: New York Times, Shea Serrano

Steph Curry wins it on 35 footer, breaks records, is overall good at basketball

Hours later and I’m still unable to wrap my head around what happened. It was the game of the year. It featured amazing individual performances from all its stars but none more extraordinary than one Stephen Curry. 12 3s, which ties the record for most in a game in league history. He broke his own record for most made 3s in a season and last I checked on the calendar, it’s still February. And on top of that, he wins it on a 35 footer. Let’s watch all 12 3s for the proper buildup… All 12 of @Step...
Tags: Nba, Steph Curry, Bill Simmons, Stephen Curry, José Rivera, Amin Elhassan, Shea Serrano

Doritos' Super Bowl Ad Is Making Us Rethink Ever Eating Doritos Again

A Doritos ad that aired during the Super Bowl drew mixed reactions from Twitter users -- some of whom thought it was gross, some of whom thought it was funny and some of whom thought it was sort of gross-funny. In the ad, a pregnant woman can be seen getting an ultrasound while the man beside her snacks on Doritos without sharing. Like a five-year-old with a dog and a laser pointer, the man realizes his unborn baby will move in the direction of his snack food. He watches the baby try in vain to...
Tags: Huffington Post, Mindy Kaling, Sara Boboltz, Sara Benincasa, Shea Serrano