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You can't kill him, motherfucker. As long as there's been a mobilized modern indie-rap movement, there's been Sage Francis. But before the worldwide touring, battle accolades and, as Chuck D referred to it, the "private Idaho" Sage has created for himself, the Providence, Rhode Island native predic ... More >>
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Mies Julie comes to St. Ann's Warehouse
WikipediaYou can call him Al. OMGEEZE ANOTHER ROYAL WEDDING. Okay, so this one isn't quite as engrossing as the Kate and Wills hoopla in April, but there are reasons to get excited about the upcoming nuptials of Prince Albert II and South African former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock. The ... More >>
Chantal MartineauWTF? Espresso, silly.It used to be judged by the existence of a wine bar. Then, maybe, a cocktail lounge. Now, the way to be sure a neighborhood has arrived is when it gets a proper coffee bar. WTF in Fort Greene is serving not only excellent espresso prepared by skilled bari ... More >>
Industrialized nations! Competitive places, never more so than when you work for a blog or in the media and need to figure out why Thing A is better than Thing B. In this case, the you-should-be-shocked-but-come-on-how-can-you-be great writing institution that is VICE and their English bureau tri ... More >>
AraabMuzik, dropping jawsDuring Friday's Fashion's Night Out spectacular, we were faced with a dilemma: Should we head to SoHo to elbow our way through boutiques for a free cupcake, attempt to walk in heels around the cobblestone of the Meatpacking District, or wait in mobs of lines uptown ju ... More >>
Die Antwoord Music Hall of Williamsburg Sunday, July 25 Yo-landi Visser, one-half of the notorious internet phenom South African rap project Die Antwoord, has a thing for spanking her own gold, spandex-plated butt. Naturally, this is a distracting spectacle to see onstage at the Music Hall of Wil ... More >>
One tiny island can't hold all this awesome . . . can it?
Chantal MartineauBuka gets booze. It may be positioning itself as "the most authentic Nigerian restaurant" in the city, or so say the business cards, but Buka in Clinton Hill actually has more of a Brooklyn bar feel. Instead of your usual African restaurant accoutrements -- masks, colorful p ... More >>
• President Obama is in New York today, the day after the Department of Homeland Security cut funding to prevent terrorism in New York. (The final DHS budget decision for the year gives the New York City area $111 million for transit security -- a 27% cut from last year's funding of $153 mi ... More >>
The makeshift sign has come down, and now there's nothing to identify the week-old, revamped Annisa. Last July a fire in the kitchen at Annisa closed down the Sheraton Square favorite. Re-opening was predicted for November, then reset for February. Finally, late last week a makeshift sign we ... More >>
It's Day Three of the Great Zimbabwe Flap, and the rhetoric over a New Jersey Congressman's challenge to Russian bazillionaire Mikhail Prokhorov's purchase of the Nets is heating up. Prokhorov fired back at Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-My-Constituents-Don't-Want-to-Drive-Through-Two-Tunnels-to-W ... More >>
Don't blink, or you'll miss Mos Def
A continent's films, without typecasting
Spotted in Phalabowra, South Africa: mopani, caterpillars lightly fried in onions and garlic. They're brightly colored in reds and blues when alive, but crunchy and chewy like this, and best enjoyed with pap and gravy. Sarah ate mopanis stateside, and blogged about it here.
From South Africa to North Carolina, fest explores the black experience
New doc looks at our other unknown soldiers: the for-hires
Ancestral spirits and physical prowess animate a company
The story of an '80s anti-apartheid activist carries overtones of the present
Shockingly, No 50 Cent Parody Yet
Advocates Warn of Thirst and Turmoil for a Parched Planet
Westernizing Anglophone West Africa
Its Higher Than You Might ThinkAnd Getting Even Higher
South Africas President May Become the First World Leader to Believe That HIV Is Not the Cause of AIDS
Building Toward a Political Sports Movement
Apartheid's Murderous Legacy in the New South Africa
Part One: Sex And The Migrant Miner