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[31 Dec 2009 | One Comment | ]
On Vacation Until 1/10/10 I have a lot of great things cooking for the new year - a redesign, entertainment interviews and reviews, another Black History Month Pop Culture Challenge in February, and what may be the WEIRDEST What The Eff?" Wednesday post that's ever graced these pages. I'm taking some time away so I can hit the ground running in 2010 but will resume normal posting on January 10. Have a great start to 2010!

Jacko »

[28 Dec 2009 | 12 Comments | ]

The most significant event of 2009 can’t be anything but Michael Jackson’s shocking death. We’ve had plenty of time to get used to the fact that he’s gone and contemplate the value of his contributions to music, style, and pop …

Crime of Fashion, Music, Spot Blowing, That Not-So-Fresh Feeling, What the Eff? »

[23 Dec 2009 | 22 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: Ten Crazy Christmas Album Covers

Everyone who is anyone has a Christmas album, but in a rush to take advantage of our holiday cheer (i.e. trick us into buying bad music just because its Christmas-y) some artists have to cut corners on the cover art. Here are 10 prime examples of such ridiculousness.

10. "Naughty or Nice" - 3LW

The gall of 3LW to release a Christmas album at all (let alone with only two members, one of which is wearing a Christmas fur bra top)

Fresh Black Girls, The Black Archives »

[18 Dec 2009 | 71 Comments | ]
In Memoriam: Alaina Reed Hall

Information is still developing, but Alaina Reed Hall passed away on December 17 at the age of sixty-three. The cause of her death has not yet been officially reported but the actress, best known for her roles as Rose Holloway on 227 and Olivia on Sesame Street, has been very public about her ongoing battle with breast cancer. She participated in the documentary “Breast Cancer Examined: An African-American Perspective," to commemorate 2009 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and share her courageous approach to fighting the disease.

Jacko »

[15 Dec 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

Lawrence and Jackson, that is.  I’m still trying to make sense of Michael Jackson’s four brothers and their new reality show and in doing so have fantasized about the thrashing that Jermaine would receive in a just world. I don’t …

Celebutainment, Crime of Fashion »

[3 Dec 2009 | 18 Comments | ]
Aretha’s New Hat Oh, Aretha. I love you for your participation in the phenomenon of black women and hat-wearing. However, I can't help but think that if it's cold enough to stick your head through a fur muff, it makes no sense to have your ample breasts exposed while doing so.


You're either cold or you're hot - which is it? Also, there comes a point where fur just makes big folks look like Jim Henson monsters - say Snuffalupagus or Bluto from Labyrinth. Besides, we don't want the tabloids to pick up on this and start the rumor that you've