Articles tagged russell simmons

Symbolic Weight & the Def Jam Aesthetic

A coffee table book about rap does not sound too "hardcore" or "gangsta", does it? Well, that's because it's not. What it just might be is sincere.

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Runs House - The Complete Seasons 1 & 2

Run does Father Knows Best with an edge, but the edge is ultimately a sweet one.

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6 Jul 2004 // 12:00 AM

'Hip-hop to me,' says Dr. Dre, 'is a way out.'"

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Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (2000)

Gordon Parks' hollering is, of course, far from the usual. Elegant and intelligent, poignant and political, Parks' art encompasses a remarkable range of subjects and forms.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Backstage (2000)

Of course, ambition, talent, good luck, and effort can only take you so far. The film addresses racism in the business by underlining the tour's lack of 'incidents.'"

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

// Short Ends and Leader

"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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