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Aarya A. Kaushik

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What the Hell Happened: LaKeith Stanfield Snubbed for 2021 Oscars

LaKeith Stanfield was nominated in the category for Best Actor in a Supporting Role though his role in "Judas and the Black Messiah" deserved Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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What the Hell Happened: Shrimp Tails in Cinnamon Toast Crunch

On March 22, Jensen Karp tweeted this picture with the caption “why are there shrimp tails in my cereal?” and within hours, whe Twitter-verse exploded.

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‘The Big Day’ Review: New Netflix Series is a Big Disappointment

"The Big Day'''s fumble illustrates that representation means more than matching skin-color or cultural background.

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In Conversation with Cécile Mclorin Salvant, Storyteller Supreme

Jazz is historically male-dominated and neglects the voices of women music-makers. But Salvant has centered these women — her musical ancestors — in her artistry.

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What the Hell Happened: The Unhinged Criticism of Chloe Bailey’s Self-Expression

Chloe Bailey’s personal Instagram profile has garnered a lot of attention — and hateful comments.

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‘I NEED YOU’ Review: Jon Batiste Brings Radical Joy to the Moment

Still, that hasn’t been able to stop Jon Batiste, whose soulful, synergistic energy is matched by few other artists; it has actually invigorated him to push forward.