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Features // 18 Articles
Columns // 3 Articles
Reviews // 16 Articles
Blogs // 28 Articles
News // 10 Articles
Media // 10 Articles
//Features

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.

//Columns

In Defense of Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Tour
3 Mar 2014 // 9:30 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 // 6:30 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.

//Reviews

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.

Kanye West: Yeezus (take two)
27 Jun 2013 // 6:05 PM

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

//Blogs

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?

//News

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

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

// Short Ends and Leader

"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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