The Mathew Knowles Interview

The Mathew Knowles Interview

3:15 – family history 7:03 – Beyoncé and Solange as kids 8:08 – talking hoops 11:06 – equity and representation in the music industry 16:14 – Black-owned record labels 23:45 – Dr. Knowles’ favorite Destiny’s Child song...
Movie Review | The Power of the Dog

Movie Review | The Power of the Dog

Spoilers Abound for 2021’s The Power of the Dog — Reader Beware!  In spite of the unexpected half-foot of November snow that derailed my transit home from the theater, and the windshield wiper that unceremoniously abandoned ship and ejected across the highway along...
The Adele Eclipse

The Adele Eclipse

Monday, August 21, 2017 It was my first day of school in a new town, Dallas, TX. I had recently moved from my childhood home in Tennessee, and this was my first real taste of the new environment. Coincidentally, my school’s opening day was the same as the first total...
Movie Review | Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Movie Review | Ghostbusters: Afterlife

What made the original Ghostbusters so good? Released in 1984, and starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and the departed Harold Ramis as the titular group of paranormal exterminators, Ghostbusters was a huge hit—the second highest grossing movie of the...
The NBA One Monthies

The NBA One Monthies

Welcome folks, to the NBA One Monthies. It’s a night that fans and players alike look forward to for months–well, month–on end. Some say the One Monthies are the most famous of all awards of all time. We’ve played 12,161 minutes of NBA basketball so far....
Playing Styles

Playing Styles

Music is one of the purest expressions of art. It’s perfect in its ability to blend into the background of your life, or the media you take in or, its ability to sweep you away; demanding your full attention and spurring emotions and thought-to-be-forgotten memories. ...
Nirvana’s Nevermind: 30 Years Later

Nirvana’s Nevermind: 30 Years Later

In Buddhism, ”nirvana” represents the ultimate state of transcendence. Many people chase nirvana their whole life. I found it at six years old. You know what…that’s a lie. I remember being a passenger in my dad’s car on the way home from school. My...
Dear Kyrie Irving,

Dear Kyrie Irving,

Hey Kyrie. Hope you’re well. I’m doing okay. You might think this is a joke. But really, there are things way more far-fetched than unemployed celebrities having Google Alerts out for their name. So there’s a nonzero chance that you’re reading this right now. I’m...
Movie Review | Passing: Self Hate, or Survival?

Movie Review | Passing: Self Hate, or Survival?

I’m sure many of you are wondering, “What exactly is passing?” It’s the ability of a person to be seen as a member of another identity or group. Most know it as being racially ambiguous. Passing gives us a deep look into the dangers and possible perks of passing as a...