Amy Schumer cites Hillary Clinton and Beyoncé as inspirations for her “Formation” video

Comedian Amy Schumer has extended her response to the recent controversy surrounding a video she posted online last week, showing her and co-stars Joan Cusack, Wanda Sykes, and Goldie Hawn dancing to Beyonce’s “Formation.” Posted to Medium, “Information About My ‘Formation’” discusses Schumer’s inspiration for filming…

What’s the best pop culture of the year so far?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d


Beyoncé’s Lemonade isn’t a breakup album, it’s a black album

Beyoncé’s Lemonade is a black album. Before we can talk about the visuals, the poetry, the symbolism, or anything else, we have to start with the premise of blackness. While many of Beyoncé’s earlier feminist anthems walked right up to the line of a specifically black experience—“7/11,” “Feeling Myself,” “Flawless”—