Chris Riotta

Chris Riotta is a reporter from New York and Master’s candidate in Journalism at Columbia University. He has covered topics as diverse as politics and international conflict, immigration, and internet culture. Riotta can be reached at chrisriotta@gmail.com.

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Deep-Fried Water Is a Real Thing Because the World Is a Crazy Place

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How Does Marijuana Affect Exercise?

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What Happens When You Eat Raw Marijuana? If You've Thought About It, Read This First

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Gorillaz tease new album with 'The Book of Noodle,' a cryptic, bloody visual short story

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Solange brings the stunning black beauty of 'A Seat at the Table' to life in 2 new visuals

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Solange Knowles shares intimate race relations talk to accompany 'A Seat at the Table'

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How Solange Knowles has evolved from Beyoncé's sister to R&B queen in her own right

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John Legend expertly sums up the U.S.'s problem with mental health and mass incarceration

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Mary J. Blige on Hillary Clinton singing interview: "I'm a singer before I'm a journalist"

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Kesha defends Alicia Machado, slams Donald Trump on "racist, misogynist verbal diarrhea"

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The Weeknd drops "False Alarm" from upcoming album 'Starboy' — listen here

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Solange Knowles' drops 'A Seat at the Table' digital book celebrating black beauty

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The Weeknd destroys his former image, career and reputation in new "Starboy" music video

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Texas university's class on Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' will explore black feminism in the US

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Gucci Mane set to star in 'The Trap' alongside Al Pacino and publish a book

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Drake's 'Please Forgive Me' is just like his new music: safe, predictable and expensive

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Kid Cudi's 'Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'' tracklist features André 3000 and Willow Smith

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President Obama to host Leonardo DeCaprio, 'Stranger Things' kids at the SXSL festival

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Fall album releases: Everything we know about new Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Kid Cudi and Beck

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Kesha makes impassioned speech to fans at concert regarding her rape case against Dr. Luke