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This Is | Joe Johnson

This Is Melo sits down with the Chef de Cuisine at Charcoal in Venice, CA, Joe Johnson to discuss how he found his love of cooking and where he finds inspiration for new dishes.

Fascinating Maps Show Where the Most and Least Diverse Parts of the US Are

A new map created by astrophysicist Tomasz Stepinski shows how much racial segregation persists in many American towns, cities, and suburbs.

Inside the Tattoo Phenomenon Sweeping Seoul

Tattoos are a powerful assertion for individuality that expands the country’s narrow beauty standards.

Stop Calling Art ‘Unapologetically Black’

Embracing blackness is a rebellious act in our society.

All in the Family! Sean “Diddy” Combs and the Bad Boy Family Reunion Crew

The hip-hop family on their reunion tour performance in Los Angeles.

The Unfamous Man Who Made Everyone Famous

At lunch with Shep Gordon, the godfather of everything, who played a central role in fostering the careers of everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Alice Cooper to Emeril Lagasse to Daniel Boulud.