Thursday, June 27 2013
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force brought nothing but heat at their show at Central Park's Summerstage.
Sunday, September 26 2010
Hip-hop has been engaged in an ongoing tension between fantasy and reality, art and artifice but rappers, like all good artists, sometimes have to lie in order to tell the truth.
Tuesday, July 20 2010
Wednesday, June 30 2010
Gil Scott-Heron brought his legendary brand of soul, and surprise guest, Common, to Central Park’s Summerstage Sunday.
Sunday, April 26 2009
May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.
Monday, March 30 2009
Although it offers nothing new, this is a fine introductory piece for new or unacquainted J Dilla listeners.
Friday, March 27 2009
Tuesday, January 27 2009
There can be no doubt that the summer of 2008 stands as a high-water mark for superheroes. But in the wake of a superhero renaissance and the growing cultural legitimacy of the genre, the question must be posed: Has the superhero genre evolved beyond the comics medium?
Thursday, December 18 2008
PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.
Monday, December 15 2008
Pharrell and his Neptunes exert a svengali-like control over the record, helping Common release his most contrived and banal album to date.