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  • Chicago's hunger and hip-hop collide on Tumblr

    Chicago's hunger and hip-hop collide on Tumblr
    Hip-hop and food are not strangers to each other--in fact the opulence and eccentricities of rap music has often lended itself well to cuisine. From Common's classic single, "The Food," to Kanye's classic snark, "What she order?/Fish filet," Chicago...
  • In hip-hop, violence is taking on a diminishing role

    Among the most important rap albums released over the last year or so, one contains a song about Nas' complicated relationship with his teenage daughter. Another has a track in which Killer Mike outlines President Reagan's contribution to the prison-...
  • Rest in Peace, Poppa E

    Rest in Peace, Poppa E
    Musi Faisal, known onstage as Big Poppa E, was one of the most hard-touring musicians in South Florida. The bluesman founded the label Black Owl Music, and he still had shows scheduled through September, with performances in the three counties almost...
  • Unconventional

    Unconventional
    A nation of predominantly couch-bound television watchers got some bad news tonight, as President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination and delivered the following line: "America's not about what can be done for us, it's about what can be done by...
  • Q&A: 'Sleepwalk with Me' star/co-director/co-writer Mike Birbiglia

     Q&A: 'Sleepwalk with Me' star/co-director/co-writer Mike Birbiglia
    Thanks to medication and spending every night in a sleeping bag, comedian Mike Birbiglia has his sleepwalking episodes under control. Well, except during times of intense anxiety—such as when he co-directs, co-writes and stars in a movie based on...
  • My Thoughts on Michael Clarke Duncan

    My Thoughts on Michael Clarke Duncan
    When it comes to death with celebrities, you get weird reactions. If it’s somebody like Amy Winehouse, you might hear somebody cavalierly say “It figures.” If it’s Phyllis Diller, the response might be “Wasn’t she in...
  • Mixtape Friday, September 21

    Here are this weeks Mixtape winners! 1.) Al  1.)   Billy Joel- My Life    2.)    Jim Croce- LeRoy Brown  3.)    Elton John- The Bitch is Back 4.)    Chicago- Saturday in the Park  5.)    Paul Simon- You Can Call Me AL   2.) Steve Romero1.)...
  • 'The Plot Against Hip Hop: A Novel' by Nelson George

    'The Plot Against Hip Hop: A Novel' by Nelson George
    Music critic and author Dwayne Robinson, a middle-aged black man, has been murdered with a box cutter, and his friend, D, wants to know whodunit. When Dwayne shows up at the front door of D Security, D's office, wearing a bloody beige trench coat and a...
  • Book review: 'Decoded' by Jay-Z

    Book review: 'Decoded' by Jay-Z
    Jay-Z is a great American artist — and he'd be the first to tell you so. "Decoded" is an elegantly designed, incisively written bid for cultural legitimacy by a man whose XXL ego is underscored by an equally outsized inferiority complex (as big egos...
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  • 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' recap: 'Whine Bar'

    'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' recap: 'Whine Bar'
    This week’s episode was not short on drama. And I don’t know about you, but I was still traumatized by last week’s stripper scene. Apparently when Phaedra feels bad about something she shows up with peace offer. Just like she brought...