"Bitch Bad" is a complicated grappling with misogyny in popular music and culture, and its effect on children of both genders. But what is not complicated is how Lupe feels about songs he hears on the radio.
It's the time of the year again where University students finally take that walk across the stage to grab their diplomas. After four years of reading, studying, not sleeping, and most likely partying, you have made it.
A child of the 1980s who's openly critical of the cultural trends he identifies, author David Sirota describes the Huxtable Effect as the source of "two of the most deceptive arguments" supporting the idea that race can be "transcended."
The "Real Mitt Romney," whoever he is and for however long he's with us, reveals that access to reality is sometimes based on fiction rather than fact. He also shows us that identities are understood best in terms of the stories we tell about who we are.
While Hill, writer Michael Bacall and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller want to spoof cop procedurals, they also want to make an actual cop-action film. That blend of comedy and action is a tough one, almost as tough as romantic comedy.
Over the next two weeks, I'm going to share a series of interviews with some of the music industry's heroes and working stiffs who literally brought you this year's awesome Grammy Awards with nary a hiccup. First up at bat is Phil Ramone.
Last month, I started poetry in my Introduction to Literature class. Poetry always begins with around twenty faces out of twenty-five masked with dread, wariness or doubt. "I don't like poetry," a few might say. I hold my ground and reply, "That's like exclaiming you don't like oxygen."
Although it seems that Paul Simon has been on the road frequently over the last few years, his latest tour seems much more date-packed as he heralds his latest and one of the best albums of his career, So Beautiful Or So What.
The BET Awards are always one of the most electrifying nights in the world of hip-hop. This is usually the one night where hip hop culture's value is genuinely appreciated. Sadly, this year was lackluster at best.