50 years since the Beatles' famous performance on the Ed Sullivan show and their legacy is more complicated than ever. Were they the greatest song writers of all time, or massively overrated? Were they the band responsible for watering down rock and roll and making it safe for white suburban audiences or were they band responsible for pushing it radical new directions? Can they be all those things? (yes.) Every punk goes through a phase of rejecting the Beatles followed by a…Continue
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The new documentary A Band Called Death tells the story of Detroit punk pioneers, Death, as they are also recently-reunited. Because they're back out in the spotlight they've generated lots of interest in their music and their story. AND the movie features a 12-minute version of the…Continue
To Be an Individual and to be Black: FIRE!! And the Younger Negro Artists of the 1920s From the very beginning of an African presence in America, there has been a deluge of propaganda concerning the nature and condition of being black in the American context. In concert with the…Continue
What’s happened in the Trayvon Martin case since we stopped paying attention? Thinkprogress.org recently published an overview, including facts such as "Trayvon Martin would have turned 18 on February 5", "Zimmerman has “spent more than $125,000″ on living expenses -not including security- over the last year", "The trial has been set for June 10", "The defense team acquired Trayvon Martin’s school records". Click …Continue
Ever wondered what the Heavy metal scene looks like in Mozambique? Check out the 'Terra Pesada' documentary.
From the project's website: “Terra Pesada” is the story of young heavy metal musicians in Mozambique, a former Portuguese slave colony, and their quest to make their voices heard. We follow them at home, at school, hanging out with their friends, talking about music, politics, HIV/AIDS, the wars, what their…
'Zwarte Piet' basically amounts to a Black Face tradition in the Netherlands. Is it time to stop the madness?
Filmmaker Shantrelle P. Lewis wants to document this and ask questions in a documentary. The project's Kickstarter page explains:
"According to folklore, Sinterklaas arrives in the Netherlands via…
Happy Birthday Bob Marley! The rock-steady legend would have been 68 today and we've been Jammin'! (sorry:/). Jammin' so much we were inspired to learn a little bit more than what's common-over-saturated info filling the web. Learn a little bit (more) about the…Continue
By Justin Allen
The downtown Manhattan university renowned for its radical approach to education, The New School, has recently implemented gender neutral bathrooms in its facilities. While restrooms segregated by gender are still accessible within the urban campus of clustered buildings, this advancement presents an opportunity to consider the inherent prejudice of gender separation.…
Self-hate is a serious problem and it can’t be ignored any longer. I think that it is one of the most difficult problems to actually confront because there are sooo many factors at play. It doesn’t help that those who do have this outlook refuse to…Continue
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