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Who Will Survive in America? Kanye West's Hybridization of Hip-Hop
2 Jun 2015 // 9:02 PM

Kanye West's melding of multiple genres into the hip-hop fold is a complex act that challenges the dominant white notions of what constitutes true "art" music.

The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 20-1
9 Oct 2014 // 8:13 PM

These top 20 records of the '00s feature some familiar faces, but also several that, over time, have grown more fondly in memory.


In Defense of Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Tour
3 Mar 2014 // 8:30 PM

Seeing Kanye West perform, I learned not only what it's like to see a master at the top of his game, but also what it is that makes the polarizing artist so fascinating.

In Defense of Kanye West
29 May 2013 // 5:30 PM

On the heels of his sixth solo studio album, it's time to take a look at why Yeezy remains relevant, and why his antics, obnoxious as they can be, never grow old.


Where Does Kanye West's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' Stand in the Canon?
12 Nov 2014 // 1:00 AM

Kirk Walker Graves' mix of fanboy marvel and critical detachment will convince even Kanye West detractors to give My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy a close listen.

Kanye West: Yeezus (take two)
27 Jun 2013 // 5:05 PM

Yeezus will be brilliant to some, terrible to others. The truth lies somewhere in between.


PopTalk: Can You Separate Art From the Artist?
7 Jul 2015 // 4:06 AM

When it comes to enjoying great art made by not-so-great people, where can you reasonably draw the line?

PopTalk: Can Some Artists Become Immune to Serious Criticism?
14 Apr 2015 // 5:06 AM

In the eyes of critics, can David Lynch ever make a bad film? Or Kanye West a bad album?


Spike Lee’s 'Chiraq' Would Add to City’s Long Violent Filmography
27 Apr 2015 // 6:33 AM

Chiraq will be the latest entry in a durable tradition of movies about a violent Chicago.

Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West to appear at New York Sandy benefit
15 Nov 2012 // 10:13 PM

LOS ANGELES — Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will help anchor another all-star benefit to aid in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, once again joined

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In Motion: On the Emptiness of Progress

// Moving Pixels

"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".

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