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Essay

  1. lady a
    If Country Music Wants to Reckon With Its Racism, Look Deeper Than the Bad NamesEven if we are to give “Lady A” credit for their gesture, we must also acknowledge that it should be but the catalyst of far deeper work.
  2. the grammys
    The Grammys Still Don’t Get ItRegardless of genre or language, if we’re going to do away with the term urban, we actually have to do away with it.
  3. radio vulture
    Stan Culture Is Due a Reckoning. So Are the Celebrities They Worship.Last week was evidence of a slow and peculiar shift in the relationship between fans and the musicians they love over the last decade.
  4. how hip-hop failed america
    Questlove on When Black Loses Its CoolThe third in a weekly series of six essays.
  5. how hip-hop failed america
    Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America, Part IIThe second in a weekly series of six essays.
  6. guest essay
    When the People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black AmericaThe first in a weekly series of six essays.
  7. oscar bait
    Where Are the Serious Movies About Non-Suffering Black People?The relentless violence and subjugation depicted in movies about the black experience is exhausting and no longer breaks new ground.
  8. essay
    Is Lady Gaga’s Uplifting Message Diminishing Her Gaga-ness?Inarguably positive but inoffensively mainstream, her ‘Born this Way’ preaching detracts from her breakout avant-garde persona.
  9. essay
    Why the Death of Celebrity Rehab Veteran Mike Starr Makes Laughing at Charlie Sheen HardA writer who observed the heroin-tortured musician during his ‘Rehab’ shoot sees there are predictable consistencies in the behavior of the addicted.