Joseph Lamour

Washington DC native Joseph Lamour is a writer, an artist, and a musician — sometimes all at once. Joe loves to write about the intersection of social issues and pop culture, food, love, and strange things on the Internet. You can see his words on MTV news, Apartment Therapy, and others in addition to Mic. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Joe's work has been displayed in galleries in New York and DC, the Pentagon, Smithsonian, the Pentagon, and the White House (under Obama, of course). You‘ll probably hear him singing if you’re near him for more than 45 minutes.

"Racially Tinged"

Bystanders are less likely to give CPR to Black and Latinx people, study finds

Hard No

Someone get this guy to stop eating raw eggs and animal brains on TikTok


Lead exposure has lowered the IQs of almost half of the U.S.

Racial Disparities

Black and brown communities saw the worst spikes in overdose deaths during the pandemic


Dr. Bronner’s soap wants you to ride the psychedelic train to wellness

Mental Health

How Black men are making space for their own mental wellness

Wait But Why?

Your poop pic could win you $10K on Super Bowl Sunday

Decolonize This

Corn Flakes made me hate myself


Older millennials are killing it at work — but at what cost?

TikTok Tomfoolery

People are braising chicken in NyQuil as a cold remedy — again

Hot Ones

How did consuming spicy food become a measure of masculinity?


Jeff Bezos is too rich for one lifetime, so he's trying to live forever


How to care for skin of color, according to Black and brown dermatologists


The social justice warrior no one asked for, Steak-umm, tweets fire once again


This white woman called herself the Queen of Congee for “improving” a 3,000-year-old Asian staple


This couple's gender reveal stunt started a deadly wildfire. They're now facing 20 years in jail


TikTokers are demystifying ADHD with truth and just enough levity


You want the tuna truth? You can’t handle the tuna truth!


You can finally identify as your real gender on your passport


What will the history books say about George Floyd?