Britt Julious

Britt Julious is a journalist and essayist from Chicago. 

In Memoriam

Toni Morrison Told the Story of America

Morrison died Tuesday at the age of 88. Her life was not just the American dream; it was the inherent impossibility of the Black American dream made real.
Britt Julious
8.7.19
insecure

This Season, Issa's Insecurity Is About So Much More than Self-Esteem

On Sunday's episode of "Insecure," we see the financial side of Issa's problems—and it's painfully relatable.
Britt Julious
8.21.18
insecure

Issa Needs to Learn the Importance of Boundaries

On the season three premiere of "Insecure," Issa's life is a wreck once again and this time it's because she lacks clear emotional lines.
Britt Julious
8.14.18
Broadly

'The Boy Is Mine' Is a Radical Song About Choosing Friendship Over Drama

Originally written as a solo, Brandy and Monica recorded the song as a duet to squash rumors of their rivalry. Nearly 20 years later, "The Boy Is Mine" remains an anthem of solidarity.
Britt Julious
2.28.18
Music

'Fast Car' and the Living Histories of Working Class Black Women

Tracy Chapman's most famous song has a singular point of view, that of a Black woman filled with regret and a sense of longing for a life not lived.
Britt Julious
2.21.18
olympics

The Olympian Who Taught Me to Celebrate Black Women's Strength and Power

My world was changed when, as a nine-year-old gymnast, I watched Dominique Dawes become the first Black person of any gender or nationality to win an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics.
Britt Julious
2.13.18
Jodie Landon

Seeing Myself and Other Suburban Black Girls in Jodie Landon

As the only black female character on "Daria," Jodie offered both a glance in the mirror and a glimpse of my future.
Britt Julious
2.6.18
PROFILES

We're All Rooting for Knox Fortune

After winning a Grammy with Chance the Rapper and working with other Chicago stars, the Chicago songwriter's new album could make him really famous.
Britt Julious
9.15.17
Film

Four Girlfriends on the Groundbreaking Black Friendship in 'Girls Trip'

I summoned three close friends to discuss the film's complex and highly entertaining portrayal of black female friendship, the New Orleans music scene, and, of course, Kofi Siriboe's fine ass.
Britt Julious
7.28.17
Features

The Best EDM Songs Ever & 9 More Things We Loved on the Dance Music Internet

Jana Rush, The Nines, EDM, and more made our list of the week's best things.
Britt Julious
7.16.17
thump news

David Guetta Says “128bpm EDM” Makes Him “Tired”

The producer spoke candidly in a feature profile for ‘The Independent.’
Britt Julious
7.16.17
thump news

Black Coffee to Play Most Epic Set Ever at World’s Largest Waterfall

The DJ and producer will make an appearance at the Vic Falls Carnival in Zimbabwe.
Britt Julious
7.16.17
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