ABOUT HELENA ANDREWS
I first got excited about journalism in high school, when the Patriot Press of Pilgrim Day School named me “student of the year.” Almost eight years later I scored a $5.15/hour internship at O, the Oprah Magazine and developed a fondness for ramen noodles. Since then my work has appeared in the The New York Times, the Washington Post, Politico and on The Root. In between waxing poetic on pop culture I live vicariously through “So You Think You Can Dance?” and every horrendous dance movie ever made, including but not limited to the “Step Up” franchise.
When I’m Not in Front of the Tube
I'm a semi-professional online window shopper, an amateur movie critic and a purveyor of all things cool.
Would you rather watch “I Love New York” or “Flavor of Love”? I'd rather gauge my eyes out.
“Girlfriends,” “Living Single” or “Sex and the City”? SATC
Who was your favorite character on “The Wire”? Why? McNulty because he's black Irish.
Which Housewife of Atlanta best describes you? Whichever one they've been keeping locked up in the basement.
What TV family best describes yours? The Simpsons, if Homer disappeared, Marge was a lesbian and Lisa was a only child
What’s your all-time favorite album? New Kids on the Block: Greatest Hits
If the title of any song could describe you, what would it be? "Young, Gifted and Black"
Duke Ellington or John Coltrane? The Love Supreme is the only jazz cd I own.
What was the first CD you bought? The first tape I bought was Mariah Carey's Mariah Carey
Favorite album of 2009? …
Which artist could sing the soundtrack to your life? MIA
Biggie or Tupac? Tupac
Maxwell or D’Angelo? D'Angelo
What’s your favorite Spike Lee Joint? School Daze
Favorite movie of 2009? …
Favorite movie of all-time? The Color Purple
Denzel or Poitier? Poitier
Denzel in “Mo’ Better Blues” or Denzel in “Devil in a Blue Dress”? Devil in a Blue Dress
Angela Bassett or Halle Berry? Angela Bassett
“Boyz n the Hood” or “The Wood”? Boyz in the Hood
Ossie and Ruby? Or Will and Jada? Ossie and Ruby
Harlem Renaissance or the Black Arts Movement? Harlem Renaissance
Favorite book? White Teeth
What are you reading now? My book, Bitch is the New Black (HarperCollins, 2010)