Year of the Fanboy Profile: Writers Fawning Over Subjects Because They Don't Have a Choice

Five years ago, I was an editor at Vibe, and I got an assignment to interview Usher. It was my second time profiling him for a cover story, but this setting would be more intimate than the previous one—instead of meeting in a hotel conference room, we’d talk at an outdoor bar at the Sunset Marquis in Hollywood, just…

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Early reviews of Battleship are in: How does it live up to the Transformers legacy?

Every summer, there's at least one huge-budget film that squanders $200 million or so on boring action, unfunny jokes, weird racial stereotypes and bloated special effects sequences. And apparently this summer, it's officially Battleship. The "wet Transformers" movie has come out a whole month early in the U.K., which…

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