Friday, January 10 2014
With the outcome of Fisher v. University of Texas pending, the question of Affirmative Action looms over us. What is the future?
Thursday, December 26 2013
Hilton Als’ gift is his reinvention of famous figures, but from the angle of how well they succeeded or failed to confront white supremacy and privilege, or in their (in)abilities to give blacks a voice.
Wednesday, November 6 2013
Do you think NBC's flagship, iconic series is racist for not having any African-American women in its cast this season? Think again.
Monday, September 9 2013
A redrawing of black, gender and female sexual politics for the 21st century on this brilliantly realised album by one of the world's most innovative and important musicians.
Friday, September 6 2013
Made Up Mind is a brilliant throwback without ever truly sounding anachronistic.
Thursday, September 5 2013
The spirit of Kyuss lives on through Peace, even though it doesn't shine as bright as it used to -- or should.
Wednesday, August 21 2013
A safe, solid deliverance from White Lies, but nothing spectacular.
Tuesday, August 20 2013
Paradise Valley confirms that the country rock of 2012's Born & Raised was no one-off, and more importantly it demonstrates that this is the music John Mayer was meant to make all along. All these years later, the Mellow Mafia has a new capo.
Monday, August 5 2013
The generous reverb endows every riff with a neon glow and the smell of cheeseburgers and fries served on an open car windowsill.
Wednesday, July 17 2013
The Bright Spots may not break new ground, but it's much more than a mere throwback. It's too confident, too accomplished, and quite simply too good to be dismissed or denied.