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Who Will Survive in America? Kanye West's Hybridization of Hip-Hop
2 Jun 2015 // 10:02 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 // 9:13 PM
These top 20 records of the '00s feature some familiar faces, but also several that, over time, have grown more fondly in memory.
Kanye and Mingus: Gifted, Complicated and Proud of It
24 Apr 2016 // 9:00 PM
Charles Mingus and Kanye West represent an extreme form of the complicated-and-proud-of-it black man, within a society that prefers its black men as uncomplicated and untroubling as possible.
Time of Absence: Documenting Kanye West's 'Life of Pablo'
3 Apr 2016 // 9:00 PM
The Life of Pablo is an ideological attack against the pop institutions that continually try to mystify art and control the artist's identity for profit.
Kanye West: The Life of Pablo
18 Feb 2016 // 9:30 PM
Because The Life of Pablo pulls from so many parts of West's career the end result, unsurprisingly, is an absolute mess.
Where Does Kanye West's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' Stand in the Canon?
12 Nov 2014 // 2:00 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.
PopTalk: Can You Separate Art From the Artist?
7 Jul 2015 // 5:06 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 // 6:06 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 // 7:33 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 // 11:13 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