Author: DIANA HEIDGERD

Working From Home Just Might Be That Bullshit

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I have no science at all to back up this claim, but I’m just going to pretend like there are various studies supporting a recent conclusion I came to: working from home (on a regular basis) is some bullshit.

VSB in NYC, Explained

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Hey man, what’s happening? 

Nothing, just bhillin. The usual.

Y’all going to NYC? 

It’s in the title.

You right. You right. So, why are you going to NYC? I hear it’s the concrete jungle where dreams are made of. 

10 Things White People Don’t Really Seem To Give A Fuck About

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1. Black people

Some things really need no explanation but ya know, we explain shit and shit around here. I’m not, however, going to explain this shit because I mean, duh.

2. The rights of anybody but white people, but especially Black people

How to be Internet “Famous” and Day Job Anonymous at the Same Damn Time

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I don’t want to bury the lede, so here’s the punchline: On Friday, I left my day job after 14 years to work for VSB full time; nobody at my day job had any idea about VSB. Full stop.

Hey Mona, Stop Trying to Make Hazel-E a Thing. Please?

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Dearest Rachet Proliferation Bae,

Hey, girl! How you doing? No…no…how YOU doing? Okay! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaas!

Yeah, girl. Girl talk like a boss!

Now that we got the pleasantries out of the way, can we kick actual factuals for a minute? Please?

12 Thoughts on Jay Z’s New Album, “4:44” Because We All Care Right Now

At midnight EST, Jay-Z dropped his latest album 4:44 amidst one of the better promo runs we’ve seen in a while. Of course, to listen to it you had to either sign up for Sprint and why would you do that or have a subscription to Tidal, which is only slightly less unreasonable than signing up for Sprint in 2017. I’m not the most reasonable chap, so way back in the day I signed up for the Tidal premium subscription and have forgotten to cancel it EVER SINCE LEMONADE DROPPED. Think about that, Lemonade came out in April 2016. For over a year, I’ve been meaning to cancel Tidal and haven’t and it’s only been beneficial TWICE. Nobody will ever accuse me of solid decision making. Either way, armed with beats by veteran super-under-the-radar-top-tier producer, No I.D., Jay decided to give the summer some, one more time. And boy did he.  I had no expectations and because of that, Jay reminded me why he’s the GOAT.

10 Thoughts About “All Eyez On Me”, Both A Day Late and a Dollar Short

I finally saw All Eyez On Me, the Tupac Shakur biopic that’s been years in the making after a bunch of fits and starts. It was pretty universally panned by critics, but I loves me a good bad Black movie so a bad review is like catnip to a thug. Also, I’m a big fan of Tupac so there’s almost no way that I wasn’t going to see the film in theaters. With that being said, here are 10 thoughts about the movie, in no particular order.

How Information Overload Turns Into Writer’s Block

My morning ritual is pretty consistent. I hop up out my bed, turn my swag on, I look myself in the mirror and say “what’s up!?”. Every morning. That is followed by my morning constitutional where I catch up on the news.

5 Birthday Gifts for the Toddler Who Has Everything

I have three kids. One of is 8 (I have no idea what you call the 8-year-old phase of life) and two kids who are toddlers. This means that I have some experience – and expertise – in the art of what toddlers like. Which is important because one of the most frequent questions I’ve received in life is “what should I get for your kid for his/her birthday?” I’m fortunate.