By Terryn Hall
We all know the sly comment, the sideways look, and the all-around hatefulness that comes along with the execution of shade. Shade has been around for centuries (see “The Prince” by Machiavelli), but its presence in today’s culture largely due to the popularization of gay culture and the fact that we can now freely call it out where we see it, regardless of where it may reside. Now, everyone and their grandmother is ‘reading people for filth’ and pulling the shade-spade with all sorts of fervor and zest. Here’s a list of types of shade so that the next time you feel a certain creeping coolness come over you, you’ll know what it is.