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drunk history’s derek waters lists the 10 best cities to get drunk in

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Without a doubt, one of the best ways to experience a new city is through a good, old-fashioned bar hop. A town's drinking culture says a lot about what kind of place it is and the type of people who live there. New York, for instance, with its velvet ropes and clandestine cocktail dens, is a city that prizes exclusivity and status. Boston, on the other hand, with its no-frills drinking holes prizes, well, booze.

We were curious to know more about the best places in America to get drunk in, so we consulted no less an expert than Derek Waters, the creator and host of Comedy Central's Drunk History, whose third season debuts on September 1. Waters, who's built his career on alcohol and its sometimes unpredictable effects, was more than happy to oblige.

10. Las Vegas — It may be hot as hell and surrounded by people who you’d never let babysit your kids, but it’s the only place that you can drink outside a bar without getting arrested. What happens in Vegas…sucks. But the drinking makes it fun. 

9. Charleston — My time spent here was picking oysters with a fisherman named Goat. We drank moonshine and ate oysters, which I highly recommend. And let’s be honest: Who doesn’t wanna get drunk in the hometown of Hootie and the Blowfish?

8. Orlando — My favorite place to get my drink on as well as my clubbing. JK JK JK JK. Go to Miami. 

7. New Orleans — Obviously a great place to drink. They've got a street named after my favorite drink. Not Bourbon Street…but Zima Avenue.

6. Philadelphia — The City of Brotherly Love sure enjoys drinking. How many other places can you drink where Mr. Ben Franklin did? My grandpa says the strip clubs are pretty cool, too. 

5. Los Angeles — It’s the home of the tiki bar. The City of Angels has a lot of cool speakeasys. They also have great dive bars filled with dudes that don’t bother you other than letting you know they’re “working on stuff.” 

4. Chicago — Love the Windy City. Great people, great bars. Chicago just announced they're opening a Taco Bell that will serve alcohol. I mean, if that doesn’t get you to Chicago, I don’t know what will. #NachosBellGrande

3. Austin — I love Austin for many reasons. No joke. Just go to Austin. Drinking is there, but so is everything that makes life worth a damn. 

2. Baltimore — Nothing in life is better than eating Maryland crabs and drinking beer. I may be a little biased toward my hometown, but it’s a great place to drink. Edgar Allan Poe did, and look how he ended up.  

1. Your city — Sincerely. It’s not about where you are, it’s about who you’re with. Get a drink with your friends. Unless you don’t drink…or have any friends. 

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com

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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.

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