Senior Staff Writer - Shondaland.com
Malcolm Venable has interviewed hundreds of creators and innovators in the realms of music, television, fashion, and pop culture for outlets including Vibe, The Washington Post Magazine, Interview, Entertainment Weekly, TVGuide.com, and more, but his favorite stories are about everyday remarkable people. A native of Virginia, Malcolm spent the late 90s clubbing in New York City; he enjoys running, biking, yoga, and scoring designer clothes at a deep discount.
How Shondaland’s Inclusion Initiatives Are Changing Hollywood and Lives
Through the Ladder program and the Producers Inclusion Initiative, the company is providing Hollywood access and opportunities to under-represented communities.
B613's Craziest, Shocking, Most Jaw-Dropping Moments — And The Twitter Storms that Followed
In celebration of B613 Day here at Shondaland, we’re revisiting some of these OMG “Scandal” scenes the internet couldn’t get enough of — plus, Shonda's favorite moments!
How the New ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Honors Women’s Power in Ways the Original Didn’t
Teyana Taylor and Sinqua Walls discuss the new Hulu remake of the ’90s film.
Moving On From Being Ghosted Without the Final Goodbye
See how one writer moved past being ghosted and found peace within himself.
Michelle Obama on Writing Her Third Book, Dealing With Anger, and Getting Real About How She Unwinds and Finds Strength in Addressing Big Emotions
Mrs. Obama dives deep into what it took to write “The Light We Carry.”
Shonda Rhimes Breaks Down How the Best Moments of ‘Queen Charlotte’ Came to Be — and What’s Next for the Bridgerverse
The showrunner and creator talks about how the new series was made, the meaning of true love, and the secrets behind the magic you see on-screen.
The Stars of ‘Queen Charlotte’ Get Royally Real About the New ‘Bridgerton’ Prequel Series
Shondaland caught up with Shonda Rhimes, Golda Rosheuvel, India Amarteifio, Arsema Thomas, and others at the “Queen Charlotte” premiere.
What It’s Like to Gain One of Your Senses for the First Time
Author and neuroscience professor Susan Barry reveals what happens when people gain the ability to see and hear.
‘Little Richard: I Am Everything’ Director Lisa Cortés on the Icon’s Lasting Influence, Black Queer Resilience, and How She Landed Mick Jagger
The film is the definitive rock doc you have to see.
Betty Gilpin Explains Why the Rumination on ‘Mrs. Davis’ About AI Arrives Right on Time
The new Peacock series takes on artificial intelligence, religion, science, and … fighting nuns?
‘Dear Mama’ Makes Sense of Tupac’s Complicated Life
Acclaimed director Allen Hughes talks to Shondaland about the FX docuseries and his understanding of the late rapper’s life.
Your First Inside Look at ‘The Residence’ — Plus Major Cast Announcements!
“The Residence” adds a pop megastar, an “SNL” veteran, and a “Station 19” heartthrob to the already incredible cast.
Ali Wong Talks Driving Off the Deep End in the Darkly Comic Thriller ‘Beef’
The actor dishes on her new Netflix series and why her character is living on the edge.
‘A Thousand and One’ Star Teyana Taylor on Motherhood, Gentrification, and Winning the Role of a Lifetime
The singer-actor changed her career (and perceptions) with her new jaw-dropping role.
Prime Video’s ‘The Power’ Imagines a World Where Young Women Are Literally All-Powerful
The drama series is a long-overdue celebration of women’s justifiable anger, according to the show’s creators and cast.
What a Priest, CIA Spy, and Celebrity Hairstylist Can Teach You About Keeping a Secret
For these professionals, keeping secrets is a part of the job.
Prime Video’s ‘Swarm’ Takes Fandom to Scary Places
The horror series skewers obsessed fandoms … including, yes, the BeyHive.
Los Angeles’ First Woman Mayor, Karen Bass, on Winning a Tight Race, Her Vision for L.A., and Handling Her Haters
Los Angeles’ newly elected mayor unpacks her historic win and her plans for the future.
How the New Action-Comedy ‘True Lies’ Taps Into Our Darkest Fears About Relationships and Family
Star Ginger Gonzaga explains why the new action-comedy is slightly triggering.
How Dr. Thema Bryant Is Seeking to Shake Up Psychology
Meet the psychologist and American Psychological Association president who is taking social media by storm.
5 Social Media Stars Whose Nostalgia Posts Will Have You in Tears
Check out these social media accounts that take you back to a simpler time.
The Early Aughts Were the Last Era of Innocence
From pop culture to politics, the 2000s represented a time of naivete that no longer exists.
Black Americans Really Want to See Themselves On-Screen — Just Not as Slaves
Hollywood’s slavery film genre is in need of reimagining, experts say.
3 People Who Died and Came Back to Life Explain the Purpose of Living
After a brush with death, these three people say they experienced the ultimate enlightenment.
Hulu’s ‘The 1619 Project’ Paints Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones and American History in a New Light
The journalist behind the acclaimed New York Times piece unpacks the emotional journey of creating the six-part docuseries.
How ‘Your Honor’ Star Andrene Ward-Hammond Is Making Us Rethink the Female Gangster
The actor talks to Shondaland about redefining the career criminal and her motivations.
2020 Should’ve Been Transformative. Why Haven’t We Kept That Same Energy?
What might be most helpful is to go back, consider the strength and fortitude we found in 2020, and bring that energy into 2023.
16 Must-See Movies for 2023
Check out the top films coming to the big screen this year.
How ‘The Best Man: The Final Chapters’ Flips the Script on the Beloved Franchise
For its last act, the Peacock series amplifies women’s voices.
Is the Villain of ‘Glass Onion’ a Parody of a Certain Space-Loving Twitter Killer? Creator Rian Johnson Explains
What the creator and stars of “Glass Onion” want you to know about the “Knives Out” sequel.
Why the ‘Kindred’ Series Makes Big Changes From Octavia Butler’s Landmark Novel
The FX TV adaptation allows us to see Butler’s book in a new light.
Three People Helping the Unhoused Community in Unique Ways
Nichol Whiteman, Brittany Cornine, and Stephanie Booker are combating homelessness in their cities through specialty programming and outreach.