Articles tagged kanye west, music, marketing, culture, consumerism

4 May 2008 // 11:00 PM

When They’re 65…

What will some of today's most well-known hip-hop artists be doing in 2035? Maybe they won't be running the music world, but they'll probably be doing something beyond applying Fixodent to their grills.

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1 Apr 2008 // 10:00 PM

Barry Adamson (all tracks from Back to the Cat released 31 March) Spend a Little Time [MP3]       Shadow of Death Hotel

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Brand New China by Jing Wang

Written like a college textbook and packaged like a novel, this book blurs the line between storytelling and statistical analysis, making for an interesting, complex read.

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Tourists of History by Marita Sturken

The idea of education as liberation is a poor one; education might allow a critical perspective on cultural practices, but asserting that ironic frame helps an individual grieve, or mourn, or live a richer and fuller life, is a mistake.

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14 Feb 2008 // 10:00 PM

Kanye West: Alter Ego

An opportunity for Kanye West the Self-Conscious Studio Artist to vent freely on Kanye West the Tabloid Creature.

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In the Know by Nancy MacDonell

A fashion-heavy guide to hip that just reeks of not knowing what it is really about.

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19 Oct 2007 // 3:23 AM

Photograph by Soffia Gisladottir The neurologist Oliver Sacks has an extraordinary ability to write the life of the mind. Where others see illness, dementia, a

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Culture: Two Sevens Clash: 30th Anniversary Edition

Certified reggae classic celebrates 30th Anniversary inna deluxe style.

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NEW YORK—Fitty better get his fishing rod ready. Sales figures reveal that Kanye West will indeed trounce first week numbers for 50’s latest CD,

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13 Sep 2007 // 3:56 AM

The music business awaits the outcome of ‘Super Tuesday’

After millions of dollars spent campaigning, months of intense preparation and last-minute publicity blitzes, the debate over who will be victorious on so-called “Super Tuesday”

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10 Sep 2007 // 6:59 AM

Showdown between 50 Cent and Kanye West is no contest

Two of the biggest-selling artists of the last four years go head-to-head Tuesday in the record stores with new albums: Kanye West’s “Graduation” (Good/

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10 Sep 2007 // 5:52 AM

‘Graduation’: Kanye West’s journey to adulthood

CHICAGO—Kanye West was sipping a mixed drink through a straw, and his loose tongue was even friskier than usual. The occasion was a listening

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9 Sep 2007 // 10:42 PM

Kanye West: Graduation

For all of his apparent ego-tripping, awkwardness is the key quality of Kanye West’s persona, whether he’s aware of it or not.

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4 Sep 2007 // 1:44 AM

New CD revives Hialeah, Fla.‘s, forgotten musical past

HIALEAH, Fla.—Before the Miami Sound Machine hit it big and the Buena Vista Social Club became an international sensation, the future of Cuban music

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Dont Panic by Cassandra Wilkinson

Wilkinson gives an interesting and challenging look at what's good about capitalism.

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22 Aug 2007 // 5:10 AM

A reflection of consumerism

Lindsay Lohan busted for cocaine! Paris Hilton: I hate prison food! Angelina Jolie takes her kids bowling—in France! We’ve become junkies—craving more

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16 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

Chasing Cool by Noah Kerner and Gene Pressman

Becoming the "iPod of your industry" requires more than mimicking a "cool" brand.

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29 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Common: Finding Forever

As good as Finding Forever is -- and it's very good -- it's hard to imagine it vaulting Common into superstar status. It's the curse of being sly and thoughtful.

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22 Jul 2007 // 10:59 PM

The Culture Code by Clotaire Rapaille

The Culture Code is American to its core.

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Getting Loose by Sam Binkley

Binkley does more than simply mark the transition from Yippy to yuppie.

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