What Makes Viola Davis’s EGOT Win So Special
Chris Murphy, Vanity Fair
With her Grammy win for best audiobook, Davis becomes the first actor in nearly 30 years to achieve a particularly impressive type of EGOT status.
How ‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Creed III’ Star Jonathan Majors Became Hollywood’s Most Wanted Actor – Ebony
Cori Murray, Ebony magazine
The year already belongs to Jonathan Majors, who has two blockbusters—”Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and “Creed III”—on the way. Ahead of their release, the star is making time to stop and smell the roses. Here’s how a young Black boy from Texas became the most wanted actor in Hollywood.
The Defiance of Salman Rushdie
David Remnick, The New Yorker
After a near-fatal stabbing—and decades of threats—the novelist speaks about writing as a death-defying act.
The Grammys Fumbled the Bag Yet Again
Kendall Cunningham, The Daily Beast
The good: Beyoncé made history! The bad: awkward bits, a medley featuring accused abusers, a depleted Ben Affleck, and too much more…
How ‘Harry’s House’ Beat Beyoncé
Justin Curto, New York magazine
Adele turned out to be the least of Beyoncé’s worries.
The ‘Book More Women’ Campaign Called Out Male-Heavy Festival Lineups. Did It Help?
Alexa Peters, Rolling Stone
On the cusp of summer festival season, gender representation onstage is improving but remains far from equitable.
The Uncomfortable, Messy Truth of Watching This NFL Season
Nora Princiotti, The Ringer
The enduring stories of the NFL 2022 season center on the health of Damar Hamlin and Tua Tagovailoa and the misbehavior of Deshaun Watson and Dan Snyder. Yet on the cusp of the Super Bowl, the NFL seems nowhere near an existential crisis. If those ugly headlines won’t force a moral reckoning, what will?