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EDITORIAL: Our N-Word Conundrum

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As the Rihanna-Jackie Magazine incident shows, we can’t have it both ways with the N-word.

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LISTENING POST: Jean Grae — “U & Me & Everyone We Know”

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m4s0n501 New music from the great Ms. Jean Grae.

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LISTENING POST: J*Davey — “Turn The Lights Out”

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Don’t be surprised if you start dancing around your computer: You’ve been warned.

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REVIEW: Dee Rees’ “Pariah”

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A universal story of young woman gaining the confidence to declare her individuality.

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Consider the Festival For Year-End Charitable Giving

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Still need to make some charitable donations to offset your taxable income this year? Consider donating to the Festival!

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REVIEW: Doomtree — “No Kings”

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The Minnesota hip hop collective delivers a strong year-end album

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LISTENING POST: Honeychild Coleman — “Echelon” (Pariah soundtrack)

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A lo-fi rocker from the soundtrack to Focus Features’ “Pariah”

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VIDEO: Spoek Mathambo — “Control”

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How about some afro-gothic-futurism? Spoek gives it to you hard.

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LISTENING POST: Frank Ocean — “Swim Good”

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A peek at what the Odd Future singer was doing before he fell into Jay and Kanye’s court.

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Why Is The N.Y.P.D. After Me?

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A 23-year-old New Yorker talks about having been stopped and frisked by NYPD at least five times.

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