Thursday, February 17 2011
The Arcade Fire's The Suburbs may win Grammys and top year-end lists, but it also perpetuates shallow and uninformed beliefs about its central subject matter.
Monday, February 14 2011
Amidst all the tributes, over-the-top performances, and CBS-centric presenters, the Grammy ceremony only occasionally remembered to hand out an award or two. But when it did, the results were often surprising ...
Tuesday, November 30 2010
Let’s single out the biggest events that happened in the world of music one month at a time, starting with January 2010.
Monday, February 1 2010
Overblown set pieces, fiery performances, and category wins that no one saw coming -- yes, this year, the Grammy Awards decided to be interesting.
Sunday, January 31 2010
Wednesday, February 18 2009
The audience interested in seeing a black drug-dealing, rogue cop trumps any audience interested in seeing an entertaining film with plenty of black characters about the birth of America's most revolutionary and transformative civil conflict of the century, challenging white supremacy. Yet, with Negroes like Nellie neatly assimilated into the hegemonic beat, white racism really does not have to exist for blacks to perceive and profess oppression.
Wednesday, February 11 2009
The Grammys suffer from the same problem as the rest of the recording industry: thinking America defines culture.