Monday, April 30 2012
Why are bad guys like Gordon Gekko, Tony Montana and Patrick Bateman so beloved? Because we can’t act without guilt, and what’s worse, we can’t even admit that we want to.
Tuesday, August 30 2011
Sunday, July 17 2011
The way some of us disparage Southern rap, you'd think rappers like Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame had recorded a record dissing Kool G. Rap and Big Daddy Kane.
Sunday, September 26 2010
Hip-hop has been engaged in an ongoing tension between fantasy and reality, art and artifice but rappers, like all good artists, sometimes have to lie in order to tell the truth.
Wednesday, March 31 2010
Wednesday, November 26 2008
Tuesday, July 24 2007
In an age when gangsters have given way to gangstas, it's refreshing to find a book that takes the older breed seriously.
Friday, June 1 2007
Thursday, October 26 2006
Scarface begat Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which in turn begat...Scarface?