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Monday, August 4 2014

Arkells: High Noon

Arkells seem to exist solely on a plateau of their own, and that's what makes them so darn special.


Tuesday, July 22 2014

The Caging of an American Revolutionary

American Revolutionary wants to offer the appearance of revolution while anesthetizing any deeper understanding of the forces involved.


Friday, May 23 2014

Familiar Looking Strangers - “Saturday Night” (audio) (Premiere)

PopMatters presents "Saturday Night", a wah-wah guitar-heavy tune by Liverpool-based rockers Familiar Looking Strangers.


Monday, May 5 2014

The Myth of a Post-Racial America Is at the Heart of ‘Blinded by the Whites’

David H. Ikard's exploration of life in "post-racial" America leaves the reader with some interesting answers and even more interesting questions.


Thursday, April 24 2014

Courtney Love - “You Know My Name” (audio)

The frenetic Courtney Love is back, only this time she's using her solo name.


Friday, January 10 2014

Affirming Affirmative Action: Randall Kennedy’s Approach to Ending Racial Disparities

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

‘White Girls’ Is a Critical Analysis of How Black Men and Women Have Confronted White Privilege

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

In Defense Of ... ‘Saturday Night Live’s 2013-14 Season Casting

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

Janelle Monáe: The Electric Lady

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

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind

Made Up Mind is a brilliant throwback without ever truly sounding anachronistic.


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