Happy birthday, Martin Luther King Jr., from John Lewis
On King’s 90th birthday, the civil rights icon and Georgia legislator pours out his heart to his mentor
Is there a more ferocious and fashion-forward defensive lineman than the Saints’ Cam Jordan?
The four-time Pro Bowler talks 1990s culture — and the most stylish players in the NFL
Aaron McGruder: ‘A lot of people are trying to reconcile their older selves and their R. Kelly fandom’
‘The Boondocks’ creator speaks up about being back in the cultural conversation
R. Kelly’s stardom
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The playwright behind ‘Moonlight’ makes a timely Broadway debut with ‘Choir Boy’
Tarell Alvin McCraney’s show is a welcome vehicle for thinking about anti-queer bigotry in the age of Kevin Hart
Our list of 24 can’t-miss books for holiday gifting
From a photographic history of hip-hop to magical fantasy to sports activism, it’s all here
Roundtable: The aftermath of ‘Surviving R. Kelly’
On the role of race in mishandling R. Kelly’s trial, victim-shaming on social media and Master P’s comments
Rihanna truly in love — what would that album sound like?
The world is clamoring for music from a happily dating creative titan of business — how will life influence Robyn Fenty’s art?
How LeBron James threw a big assist to Golden Globes winner Octavia Spencer
Former Division I basketball player Mahershala Ali wins big for controversial ‘Green Book’
Marvel Comics’ Ironheart writer Eve L. Ewing is ultimate Chicago sports homer
The University of Chicago assistant professor and activist on Riri Williams, dismissing trolls and why she won’t choose between Cubs and White Sox
Can a black heroine fix the racist stereotypes infecting ‘King Kong’?
In new Broadway production, actress Christiani Pitts steps into the role first made famous by Fay Wray
60 signature Air Jordan 1s were released in 2018 — these are the 15 most fly
From a supermodel to a BMX legend to Virgil Abloh — boss collaborations ruled Jordan’s Signature kicks
Aux Cord Chronicles XVII: The Undefeated’s best songs of 2018
From Ella Mai to Meek to Janelle to Jorja to Drake, we chose 62, and they’re all worthy
The NFL’s most cool relevant 11*
They’re fashion forward, they give back, they get social — and they play well too. From Kelce to Cohen to a world-famous asterisk, a look at these pros when they go off the grid.
How a former Cal Golden Bear track star became Aquaman’s biggest nightmare
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