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Selena Gomez comes to Barclays
Music nerds swoon over poet Michael Robbins
Why are many of Jamaica's biggest acts now barred from entering the U.S.?
Jennifer WildThe Chicago-based poet Michael Robbins is heroin for literary nerds and music nerds alike. Britney Spears, Pink, and Buju Banton have all crashed the gates of Robbins's poetry, which began appearing last year in the New Yorker; his newest piece in that magazine, "Lust For Life" ( ... More >>
Would a musical artist who sings "Jews must die" or "black people need to be killed" get a Grammy nomination? I really don't think so, and if I am somehow off-base in assuming that, please look through this year's list of nominees--Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and so on--and let me know.
Rilke takes some heat; New Yorker film critic thinks, 'Jeez, kids, enough already!'
Joe My God had been promised a "Straight Pride Parade" today in Crown Heights. So, like a good reporter, he went this morning to check it out, and found only ordinary holiday weekend traffic and "a delicious pastry from Ken's Jamaican Bakery. Who knows, maybe I blinked and missed a handful of haters ... More >>
In the wake of the Source trial, hip-hop staffers ponder their contribution to the culture
Oh yes. A few tips for non-islanders on honoring and wooing the Jamaican massive
One of reggae's smartest songwriters proves he's his own man
Free speech, cultural sovereignty, and human rights clash in reggae dancehall homophobia debate
Yuh bwoy! A night of coochie-popping, booty-shaking reggae takes over Radio City this May