Friday, December 12 2014
No one man should have all that power. The 97th most acclaimed album of all time is living in that 21st century, doing something mean to it. Counterbalance has a listen.
Wednesday, December 3 2014
Like many avant-gardists before them, Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping view their performances not as an artistic practice or profession, but as an orientation toward life.
Wednesday, November 5 2014
Ten years after Kanye West's first album, The College Dropout, we count down the rapper's top lyrics.
Wednesday, September 24 2014
The historical unfolding of hip-hop bears a strong similarity to that of literature. With that lineage in mind, it's easy to see why the '00s found hip-hop taking on its postmodern stage.
Wednesday, July 16 2014
What makes this novel interesting is that it is peppered with a cast of characters who are still living in the past, or are afraid of the future.
Tuesday, April 8 2014
They don't make gay laundry detergent, lesbian deodorant, bisexual tomato paste, or transsexual wine coolers, but the effort to appeal to the LGBT demographic is on the rise.
Thursday, July 18 2013
If anything, I Wear the Black Hat makes you think about what is culturally acceptable when it comes to malicious behavior.
Sunday, July 14 2013
J. Cole delivers with an impressive second album.
Thursday, June 27 2013
Yeezus will be brilliant to some, terrible to others. The truth lies somewhere in between.
Tuesday, June 25 2013
After a week of listening to, reading about, and thinking about Kanye West's Yeezus, we take stock of where we are.