The National Portrait Gallery unveiled portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama on February 12, 2018. Barack Obama's portrait was painted by Kehinde Wiley - an artist best known for his vibrant, large-scale paintings of African-Americans. Barack Obama shared a tidbit about Wiley's "initial impulse" for the work with Wiley later joking back, "So how do you explain that a lot of that is just simply not true?"
Columbus, Georgia native Amy Sherald helped unveil her portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 12, 2018. Obama praised the artist for her talent and spoke of their "sistergirl" connection throughout the process.
Canadian rapper Drake paid a visit to Miami Senior High, Florida, on February 5, to shoot a music video. The hip-hop star dropped by the high school to film the video for his latest release, God’s Plan. According to reports, the star also donated $25,000 to the school.
After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the cultural landscape and seen Elton John claim his place as a true global icon, the superstar today announced via an exclusive VR180 live stream on YouTube, details of his final tour called ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’.
Moira Donegan started the online spreadsheet of men in the media industry accused of sexual harassment. She spoke with The New York Times about why she created it and what her life has been like since.
James Franco’s support of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements at the Golden Globes Awards prompted calls of hypocrisy from five women who have accused him of “inappropriate or sexually exploitative behavior.”