Peter L'Official


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  • 9 years ago

    All this time and they've never rhymed "got more words for snow than an Eskimo." Perfectionist brothers Malice and Pusha T hardly truck with pedestrian flows, as demonstrated by their critically acclaimed, locally respected mixtape series We Got I...

  • 11 years ago

    The limits of tender-bellied celebrity journalism go head-to-head with essayistic grace in critic Touré's Never Drank The Kool-Aid. The title means to convey the author's immunity to his subjects' spin; however, a few pieces suggest his bot...

  • 11 years ago

    You may think you already know what it is: a cautionary 'hood-rap tale scarred by exit wounds and scored to booming basslines—pop propaganda for the radio-ready soundtrack. But where lesser works have died trying, ATL doesn't derive authentic...

  • 11 years ago

    What's so funny about a well-gnawed water-melon rind, ends upturned and grinning beatifically, on the cover of an African American humor anthology? If you don't know, then perhaps Paul Beatty's collection, Hokum, is not for you. Some might think t...

  • 11 years ago

    Trains rarely stop in Macedonian director Svetozar Ristovski's debut feature, Mirage. The freighters rumble through 12-year-old Marko's broken town—seemingly through his family's backyard—and his chosen sanctuary from his drunk father, s...

  • 11 years ago

    At the base of Japan's Tokyo Tower, a pack of dogs prowls in perpetuity—statues erected to commemorate 13 sled dogs left behind in Antarctica by a Japanese research expedition in 1958. A subsequent expedition returned almost a year later to f...


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