Although the old way of marketing an album is still valid for emerging artists slowly building up an audience, the dragged-out promotional rollout for any pop star with millions of followers on social media seems silly, even counterintuitive.
2013 was quieter than usual on the blog, but not when it came to stories about race and relationships in the 21st century. Here are the interracial moments that caught my eye (and side-eye) the year.
"I'm not trying to sell my body. But, it's my body to sell if I did want to!" Touché.
One of my most diversified year-end lists yet -- rock, electronica, jamband, prog, pop, R&B. I didn't really think I'd even find 10 albums that could hold my attention start to finish. Here are my top 10s of favorite CDs and singles.
By putting himself in the crosshairs on nearly every issue, Kanye West did something few major artists did in 2013: He asked you to do the same.
Kanye West is a larger-than-life figure, a self-proclaimed god, and according to him, the biggest rockstar on the planet. Whether or not you agree ...
In a singles-oriented music landscape, it's easy to forget that these radio hits are part of a larger body of work. So who released the best albums of 2013? Here's a look at my top 10 picks for the year.
photo taken at NYU Grey Gallery It is an honor to be the first to teach performance in the Visual and Environmental Studies Department at Harvard. ...
Young people look to Kanye as a talented artist, which he is. However, if they look to him for anything else, such as someone who knows about politics, basic manners or living in reality, they are going to get a very slanted view of the world.
Miley Cyrus and Kanye West came up short when the Grammy nominations were announced. Did the year's most popular music stars kill their own chances?
Through his biography, and now thanks to his boundless self-regard and lack of filter, West is an apt poster child for Generation: Me,
Let's be honest - if he didn't think the Kimye video for "Bound 2" was going to be made fun of, we'll have what he's having. And while we're on that topic, we'll probably have what Seth Rogen and James Franco are having as well.
KIM and KANYE are in their newly renovated kitchen. KIM stands over the stove, dressed in a sequined Louis Vuitton jumpsuit, gold platform Louboutin heels, and is staring at her iPhone screen.
"Don't even listen to me. Because the truth is inside of you and it always has been."
Racism and sexism are very sensitive matters that include a history and heritage that neither should be forgotten or reclaimed. By trying to reshape these problems, you are in essence selfishly attempting to liberate yourself by disgracing the very people who actually experience it.
In separate though kindred acts of political and cultural theatre, both Ms. Palin and Mr. West detached aspects of American history from their original contexts and assigned different meanings and significance to them.