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//Features

The Best New Artists of 2012
16 Dec 2012 // 5:20 PM

The best new artists of 2012 have remade R&B for the new century, pushed eclectic art-rock in new directions, and kept indie rock and hip-hop strong.

The Artists of the Year: 2012 Edition
13 Dec 2012 // 5:20 PM

The 2012 artists of the year range from urgent political punk and hip-hop challenging the establishment -- whether political or economic -- to the rise of a new generation of pop divas and forward-looking indie and R&B.

//Reviews

Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 2
11 Nov 2014 // 9:06 PM

A bluesy howl of addictive beats, political fury, and hypnotic technique, the sequel to Run the Jewels' triumphant debut bests the original in every way.

The Coup: Sorry to Bother You
20 Nov 2012 // 5:04 PM

On communism's rhetoric of eschatology, and why dick jokes beat slogans.

//Blogs

Run the Jewels - "Early" (video)
15 May 2015 // 6:20 AM

Socially conscious and musically inventive in the way we've come to expect from Run the Jewels, the animated video to "Early" is a real ear and eye-grabber.

Counterbalance: Run the Jewels' 'Run the Jewels 2'
8 May 2015 // 5:48 AM

One of 2014's most acclaimed albums is a dense, challenging effort from two wily veterans. Profanities and profundities abound in this week's Counterbalance.

//News

The innovators of hip-hop
29 Jun 2012 // 12:14 AM

Few would have imagined that one of the most powerful and acclaimed protest songs of the year, “Reagan,” would be about the Iran-Contra scandal of

//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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