ABOUT ERIN EVANS
I’m a reality TV junkie. Yes, the good, the bad and the "wow, I can't believe you watch that." At 12, I was hooked into the original reality show, The Real World. And over a decade later, I can’t believe it’s still on and that they are taping in D.C. as we speak. I can't stand Jon & Kate Plus 8; it should just be called Plus 8, keep the cute kids, lose the annoying parents. And yes, I confess, I watch Tiny and Toya on BET every week. If I could choose any reality show competition to be on, it would be Project Runway, just so Tim could tell me to “make it work.” But I also appreciate the best of TV. The Wire, Sex and the City, Martin and Living Single are a few of my all-time favorite shows.
When I’m Not in Front of the Tube
I’m a copy editor and writer for The Root, where I started working just over a year ago, a week after I graduated from Howard University. I've written for USA Today, Black Press USA, the North Dallas Gazette and The Hilltop (hey, Zora!), Howard's campus newspaper. I'm originally from Dallas, but I don't plan on moving back any time soon.
After saying for months that I wouldn't join Twitter 'cause I thought it was dumb, now I’m addicted (@heyerinevans), where I, of course, do shameless plugs whenever I can and where I tweet about the crazy things I see around Washington. I’m trying to dabble in a bit of creativity, so maybe I’ll Twitpic one of my amateur paintings or record a solo performance on my clarinet. And even if it's bad, feel free to re-Tweet it.
Would you rather watch I Love New York or Flavor of Love? Flavor of Love
Girlfriends, Living Single or Sex and the City? Ay! Maya Wilkes with Synclaire with Carrie!
Who was your favorite character on The Wire? Why? Lester. Always reliable. Except in the fifth season, but everything was shot to hell by then.
Which Housewife of Atlanta best describes you? DeShawn Snow. Yeah, she got kicked off. But gotta love regular-ish black women.
What TV family best describes yours? Good Times with a touch of Cosby Show.
What’s your all-time favorite album? The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
What song describes you? "Southern Girl" by Frankie Beverly
Duke Ellington or John Coltrane? John Coltrane
What was the first CD you bought? Blackstreet, Another Level
Favorite album of 2009? Chrisette Michele, Keri Hilson or Trey Songz' mixtape, Anticipation
Which artist could sing the soundtrack to your life? Jazmine Sullivan. Love her voice!
Biggie or Tupac? Tupac, had a poster and everything
Maxwell or D’Angelo? Maxwell
What’s your favorite Spike Lee Joint? School Daze, unless I can count Inside Man
Favorite movie of 2009? Star Trek
Favorite movie of all-time? Coming to America, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Inside Man, can't name just one!
Denzel or Poitier? Denzel. I’m a millennial!
Denzel in Mo’ Better Blues or Denzel in Devil in a Blue Dress? Devil in a Blue Dress
Angela Bassett or Halle Berry? Angela in Waiting to Exhale and What’s Love Got to Do With It?
Boyz n the Hood or The Wood? The Wood
Ossie and Ruby? Or Will and Jada? Ossie and Ruby
Harlem Renaissance or the Black Arts Movement? Harlem Renaissance, shoutout to Zora, Hilltop love!
Favorite book? White Lilacs by Carolyn Meyer.
What are you reading now? Just finished Straight From the Source by Kim Osorio. Got any suggestions?