Posts from the ‘Arts and Culture’ category

Relating to our Media

  I was at a family gathering a few weeks ago, talking to a friend of my mother’s who was working on a romance novel. She…

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Albert Kahn’s Photographic Mission

  The messenger leans over his lunch. His fatigues are the blue of the sea. The instruments of war are set aside, forgotten during this brief…

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TBT: RIP Pete Seeger

  Famed folk singer Pete Seeger died earlier this week, and I want to use this TBT to commemorate him as best I can. Unfortunately, I’m…

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Macklemore’s Grammys and the Future of Rap

  It was pretty clear leading into the Grammys that there would be controversy if Macklemore’s The Heist beat out Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid M.A.A.D. City…

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TBT: Ms. Hill, Then and Now

I first discovered the 1998 megahit The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill upon starting high school. It was a personally turbulent time in which I reevaluated my…

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In Appreciation of Yeezus

  The lights go out and all voices go up. Luminescent screens dot the darkness, and a single white beam comes down from the rafters to…

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