For the record, I’m a fan of all three artists mentioned in this piece. I’m a fan of each of their new 2015 albums. I’m a product of the broader hip-hop culture that produced them, their fans, and even their haters.
Who knew we were only one more list away from the answers?!
At least you’ll love the messenger
Happy Valentine’s Day
Here’s to shattering ceilings, cracking windows, opening doors, and anything else that lets the breeze of humanity clear out the stale air of misperception in our minds and in our media.
In this moment, when so many people are expending so much time & energy fighting the good fight in “streets” that weren’t made for us … let’s not forget to spend some time on the sidewalk.
As we try to process the most recent display of the frighteningly dark capabilities of the human soul, my question is to us, the sign holders, the stand-in-solidarity vigil participants, the pens-in-the-air freedom fighters.
Are you…am I…really Charlie?
In the US, we have perfected the celebration of the win. I don’t think any other country does victory as well as we do…but we are terrible losers. I don’t mean loser in the typical sense…I mean loser in the sense of someone who has lost something – or someone – important.
I always listen to classical music on my way home from the movie theater. It helps me process what I have seen. After a movie like Selma, at the end of a year like 2014, I had to take the long way home to organize my thoughts. So, without any spoilers, here’s how this movie helps all of us […]
We are at a critical moment in this country. We are rethinking a lot of things we usually take for granted. We are hearing the voices of people we usually ignore. We are finding ourselves agreeing with people we usually mistrust.