Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli + Hi-Tek) - "Midnight Hour" feat. Estelle (stream)

Perennial PopMatters favorite Talib Kweli returns 18 May in a new Reflection Eternal release with his cohort Hi-Tek. Kweli's patented smooth and clever flow and rhymes are fine form on this collaboration with UK soul singer Estelle.


5/10 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre

5/11 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's

5/12 - Houston, TX - Warehouse

5/13 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre

5/15 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre

5/16 - Denver, CO - Bluebird

5/19 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues

5/20 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove

5/21 - Phoenix, AZ - The Clubhouse

5/22 - Tucson, AZ - DV8

5/23 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre

5/24 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore

5/25 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues

5/26 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Nightclub

5/28 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre

5/29 - Seattle, WA - ShowBox at the Market

Over the Rainbow: An Interview With Herb Alpert

Music legend Herb Alpert discusses his new album, Over the Rainbow, maintaining his artistic drive, and his place in music history. "If we tried to start A&M in today's environment, we'd have no chance. I don't know if I'd get a start as a trumpet player. But I keep doing this because I'm having fun."

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The Cigarette: A Political History (By the Book)

Sarah Milov's The Cigarette restores politics to its rightful place in the tale of tobacco's rise and fall, illustrating America's continuing battles over corporate influence, individual responsibility, collective choice, and the scope of governmental power. Enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 5. "Inventing the Nonsmoker".

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