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The Best Debut Albums of 2009
7 Dec 2009 // 3:00 PM

The best debuts are exciting not only for what they promise, but for what they deliver, too. Think of these ten albums not as what could be, but also what already is: the best debut records of 2009.

Viva Africa: An Interview with Amadou & Mariam and BLK JKS
5 Jul 2009 // 3:59 PM

African music, often exiled from the pop mainstream, is making a new incursion in the U.S. Darling speaks to two major African artists, plus highlights the best new releases.


6 Jun 2010 // 3:10 AM

South Africa-based BLK JKS release an EP just in time for the World Cup.

BLK JKS: After Robots
3 Sep 2009 // 4:00 PM

Vowels or no vowels, this arty post-punk band from South Africa rocks with an intelligence and sensitivity sorely missing in pop music today.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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