So here was a man who won an Oscar for Best Original Song and released No. 1 albums while maintaining a level of rage that was -- and perhaps still is -- unparalleled in popular culture. Fast forward ten years later, and what remains of 2002's Marshall Mathers?
Stick Fly opened last week on Broadway -- produced by Alicia Keys, written by Lydia Diamond and directed by Kenny Leon -- to positively mixed reviews. I interviewed both Dule Hill and Mekhi Phifer about their collaboration, the message of the play and what's next.
I have been to Paris and Pakistan, Istanbul and Bosnia. But I have never seen anything quite like this: Detroit is a state-of-the-art, urban frontier. My tattered hometown has, somehow, become "revisionist cool."