In November 2008 GQ Magazine ran an article called Will You Be My Black Friend?
about author Devin Friedman
's lame attempts to make friends with an African-American gent or two via his few black friends and Craigslist. The concept is funny, but the underlying idea was interesting: after a certain point in our lives we're less likely to make friends who are outside our own social and cultural circle. Now Lionsgate and Harpo