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Merkel Shook Trump: An Informal Analysis of Trump’s Handshake Problem

When you ask an infant to greet you, it's liable to look away or stare at you funny if it catches a bad vibe....

Jin Xing Makes China Look A Lot Like the United States

I opened the Economist newsletter I get in my inbox every couple of days because the subject line of this email interested me. "Meet China's Oprah Winfrey,"...

Why the Beyonce vs. Kim K Beef Scares Me, And Why It Should Scare...

Originally published on dickiebheeonthestreetz.com After an honest, homophobic yet heartfelt review of Moonlight, Dickie Bhee is back on Across The Culture. His insights on how under-the-radar beefs between...

People Treated Prince Like We’re Treating Kanye Now

Prince's trailblazing was exalted upon his death. We loved him for unapologetically being himself. For making the art he wanted to make. For saying what...

Understanding Kanye West Rants, Part 4

Even though I "finished" the series, I knew there was going to come a time that I had to revive it. The initial "Kanye...

LeBron and Celebrities (Un)Effectively Using Their Fame

NBA.com broke the news of LeBron James being the executive producer of an upcoming multipart documentary on the life of Muhammad Ali. Last month,...

Donald Glover Had A ‘Dream’

Hip-hop culture's most prominent creatives tend to have running themes throughout their work. Kanye West's music and video projects are commentaries on the limitations...

Drake is Michael Jackson, Kendrick is Prince

To many, it's a shame that mass appeal gives some artists more fame than true artistry. But in the music industry, the effects of someone's music...

Chris Brown and Vilified Celebrities

Almost half a million tweets, and counting, have poured in about the Chris Brown standoff with Los Angeles police. When you search the keyword...

Al Roker Went In, But What Had Happened Was…

Ryan Lochte fucked up. It's that simple. There was no robbery and a gun was never put to his forehead. And he left his...