As Charles Dickens once said, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," and never have we related to this phrase more than we have this week. On the one hand, scientists have finally found a way to make black even chicer, but on the other hand, Brooklyn may as well take a cue from Crumbs and just decide to shut down. Thanks a lot, Catey Shaw! Click through for all that buzz and more.