Black Gay Writers Deserve to Tell Our Stories. Brandon Taylor’s Real Life Achieves That and More

In Brandon Taylor’s highly-anticipated novel Real Life, protagonist Wallace — Southern, black and gay — has left behind his family and their fraught shared history to pursue graduate studies in biochemistry at a predominantly white Midwestern university. The novel unfolds … Read more…

‘Full Frontal With Samantha Bee’ Promotes Mike Drucker & Kristen Bartlett To Co-Head Writers

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee has promoted Mike Drucker and Kristen Bartlett to co-head writers for the late-night talker’s fifth season, which kicked off last week. They replace former head writer Melina Taub. The show’s writing team is coming off … Read more…

Mindy Kaling’s Late Night celebrates individuality in a cutthroat industry—an empowering message for humor writers like me

Mindy Kaling’s Late Night celebrates individuality in a cutthroat industry—an empowering message for humor writers like me I write jokes for a living. Well, I also write food reviews, local features, and technical content about cloud computing (I’m fun), but … Read more…

‘The Lego Movie: The Second Part’ Clip, Plus: An Exclusive Chat with Writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller

In 2014, writer-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller gifted us The Lego Movie, a super funny, irreverent and brilliantly-constructed animated film about the power of imagination, and how important it is to embrace and nurture one's creative side no matter how … Read more…