Week in Review: A Prevailing Theory That Targeting Women As The Main Consumer/Enjoyer of Hip-Hop Proved the Genre’s Biggest Misstep


photo by Rebecca Smeyne

In the week we contemplated doing something for the ladies for a change, we also suffered the slightly wayward sexual advances of the rapper formerly known as Common Sense. Meanwhile, the trees grew emotions and died.

Sam McPheeters intercepted the initial treatments for Steven Seagal’s reality TV show, Lawman, which apparently involved blowing up a coyote in Episode One; Mishima, on the other hand, waited to the fourth chapter in order to disembowel himself.

The Ohio Theatre is probably closing, which is sad; so was Art Basel Miami Beach.

John Hodgman made Park Slope jokes in Park Slope, Zadie Smith made Lil’ Wayne jokes at the NYPL, and Glasvegas appear to have no sense of humor at all.

On…the Mountain Goats and Kaki King’s “Black Pear Tree,” hours and hours of DJ Premier, Gran Torino, green skulls, and Faith Hill’s abysmal “O Holy Night!” Okkervil River’s Will Sheff played, we talked to Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, and then prognosticated about New Year’s Eve.

Plus our regulars: A Bones’ Beat takedown of Aaron Young at Bortolami Gallery, Everett True on what Charlie Brown might listen to if he were real, and Richard Gehr’s Pulp Fictions on Theo Ellsworth’s Capacity and Alison Bechdel’s The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For, the last of word of which is–full circle time–“girlfriend.”

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