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LIVE @ NYPL: Doing A Lemonade With Gilberto Gil

Natalie Peart sits in on a conversation with the co-creator of tropicalia.

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REVIEW: Colin Grant's "The Natural Mystics: Marley, Tosh and Wailer"

A new, triple biography illuminates the early lives and influences of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer

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REVIEW: "Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest"

Michael Rapaport’s doc does a solid job of contextualizing ATCQ, the moment they came on the scene, and their impact on hip hop

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Divided, we fail.

Sounding the claxon for a more united black alt scene in Texas.

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REVIEW: TV On The Radio — "Nine Types of Light"

TV On The Radio at its most sparse and hauntingly beautiful.

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REVIEW: Lynn Nottage's "By The Way, Meet Vera Stark"

From 1930s domestic worker to flamboyant trailblazing diva, Sanaa Lathan deserves every kudo she gets in Lynn Nottage’s new play

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REVIEW: Umair Haque – “The New Capitalist Manifesto” (Harvard Business Review Press)

A look at 21st century capitalism–and its implications for 21st century culture

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REVIEW: Sonnyboy — "BarFly Theory"

Sonnyboy captures the modern day juke joint experience

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REVIEW: Chocolate Genius Inc. — "Swansongs" (One Little Indian)

Mark Anthony Thompson shows the power of quiet stillness.

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Fear Of A Black President

Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration.

GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings

A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

GOOD READ: Erykah Badu to Wayne Coyne: “Kiss my glittery ass!”

In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown

A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web

So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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