Barack Obama

Barack Obama Understood Aretha Franklin’s Greatness as Well as Anyone

Two years before her death, Aretha Franklin was the subject of a reverent profile by New Yorker editor David Remnick. The piece is filled with insight about her…
Andy Cush / August 16, 2018

Barack and Michelle Obama Dance Along at Beyoncé and Jay-Z Concert: Watch

Former U.S. president Barack Obama was spotted last night at Beyoncé and Jay-Z's tour stop in Washington DC. The Carters performed back-to-back nights at the…
Rob Arcand / July 29, 2018

Barack and Michelle Obama Partnering With Netflix for New Multiyear Production Deal

Netflix announced today that Barack and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year production deal with the service, which will involve the former President and First…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 21, 2018

Report: Obama Is in Talks With Netflix For a Production Deal

Barack Obama's recent sit-down with David Letterman may not be his only cameo on Netflix. The former president is said to be in advanced talks…

David Letterman Was Too in Awe of Barack Obama to Conduct an Engaging Interview

David Letterman is back in the interviewer's chair for his six-episode series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, which premiered on Netflix Friday. The show's title is…
Drew Salisbury / January 12, 2018

Watch Obama Talk About Dancing With Prince in Clip From David Letterman’s New Netflix Show

In his first talk-show appearance since leaving office last January, Barack Obama confesses to flaunting his dad dance moves during a Prince performance at the White House. In…
Monique Melendez / January 10, 2018

Jay-Z, Barack Obama Announced as Guests on Letterman’s Netflix Series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction

David Letterman is set to return to television next week with the the premier of his new Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.
Jordan Freiman / January 5, 2018

Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, The National: These are Barack Obama’s Favorite Songs of 2017

Barack Obama's long been known as a "playlist guy," with collections dating back at least to his first inauguration. Today, the coolest of living former…
Rob Arcand / December 31, 2017

Watch Chance the Rapper, The National, Nas and More Perform at The Obama Foundation Summit Concert

The Obama Foundation Summit--a conference of sorts that encourages community leaders and entrepreneurs to "give back, get involved, and recognize that they, too, have the power…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 2, 2017

Barack Obama Inducts Jay Z Into Songwriters Hall of Fame: “I’ve Been Listening to Jay Since I Was a Young and Hungry State Senator”

Tonight, Jay Z was the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the occasion was marked by an introduction speech from another…
Jordan Sargent / June 15, 2017

Obama’s Presidential Center Will Have a Recording Studio For Notable Musicians

Former president Barack Obama has unveiled his plans for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s Jackson Park. The Chicago Tribune reports that the campus of…
Pranav Trewn, Stereogum / May 3, 2017

How Donald Trump’s Treatment of the National Endowment for the Arts Compares to Past Presidents, From Reagan to Obama

The United States leads the world in national defense spending. Meanwhile, we're multiples behind other Western democracies like the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and France in arts funding. Donald…
Brian Josephs / April 13, 2017

What Are Barack Obama and Bono Talking About?

Although Barack Obama is known for being only former president who could name four Jay Z albums, he's still notably well-versed in the Caucasian canon. He's invited…
Brian Josephs / March 10, 2017

Barack Obama Wrote a Foreword For a Brandi Carlile Covers Album

Today, in confusing music news, pop-country singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile has announced a new star-studded compilation album, Cover Stories, which consists entirely of new renditions of songs from…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 21, 2017

WikiHow Apologizes for Illustrating Barack Obama, Jay Z, and Beyoncé as White, Explains How it Happened

Let it be known that the BeyHive is also a sharp investigative force. A fan account noticed that the WikiHow guide for "How to become a…
Brian Josephs / January 25, 2017
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