Jun 29, 2022

Femi Kuti: Dealing with his father’s legacy and creating his own

Femi Kuti is the son of Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti, the musician who created afrobeat, a style that blended traditional West African forms with the rhythms of funk, soul, R&B, salsa, calypso and jazz. With his band Africa...
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May 31, 2022

Spend For Change

Sponsored content by BuyBlack.org There’s a simple but compelling reason why David Derryck founded BuyBlack.org. “Shortly after the murder of George Floyd, I read an article entitled Portrait of a Gen-Z Activist,” the founder and CEO recalled. “It profiled...
Jun 29, 2022

Plastered in Paris: Ridicule, snobbery and ‘Lost Illusions’ in Balzac’s uproarious 19th-century Paris

The setting is France in the early 19th century. Young Lucien Chardon, a classic ink-stained wretch addicted to writing poetry and working in printers’ workshops, departs his provincial hometown of Angoulême for Paris, taking care to adopt...
Jun 15, 2022

‘Phantom of the Open’: The Legend of Maurice Flitcroft

The British film industry produces at least one movie a year that contends with their unyielding class system. Some of the more light-hearted ones...
Chef Tiffany Derry was in the middle of her shift when a talent scout from Top Chef called to speak with her. At first, she thought...
Sometimes you just know a good idea when you hear it. The Emerald New Deal, a proposed measure currently before the Oakland City Council, is just...
Three years of pandemic. War in Ukraine. Mass shootings. Inflation/eviction/recession. Democracy in crisis. Honestly, there is something wrong with you if you aren’t feeling fearful. But...
The Russian government’s justifications for its war in Ukraine―the largest, most destructive military operation in Europe since World War II―are not persuasive.  Although, in defending the Russian...
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