My true ethnicity is a secret I have never tried to keep.
Plus new Ex Hex, Arabelle’s closet, and “Yellow Flicker Beat.”
It was a rough week, but we’re trying to find the bright moments.
I assumed that I was selected for the Teen Tournament because I’m black.
The music that once united us is tearing us apart.
Plus moon discoveries, a Hole reunion, and a stunning essay about race.
Plus thoughts on cultural appropriation and race, Coachella for dads, and the best Beyoncé tribute you’ll ever see.
No matter what I listened to, I felt like I was betraying half of myself.
Hello! October’s theme is GLORY.
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