Monday, September 14, 2009

Probably my favorite Beatles cover of all time.

Saturday, September 05, 2009


Friday, September 04, 2009

Hua Hsu sums up the Roxanne Shante brouhaha of the past few days here. Having seen her talk about this in Minneapolis a few years ago, as well as reading about it in Yes Yes Y'all and seeing her on VH1's "100 Best Hip-Hop Songs" do the same, the thing that occurred to me, and that I haven't seen elsewhere, is that maybe--maybe--one reason she called herself a doctor, and put out that story, is that it gave her cachet and upped her fee as a motivational speaker. I have no idea whether she ever practiced as a doctor in any sense, but I do know she gives a lot of talks about her life and struggles. I don't think that makes any of it more honorable or anything, but it makes sense to me if that's why.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

The most enjoyable media consumable I've seen all year, even though it's three-and-a-half years old.