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If any line could summarize the politics of Israeli-produced film Foxtrot, it is perhaps the one elaborating on the film’s own title. “Did you know the foxtrot is a dance?” asks Michael to his mourning wife Dafna. “No matter where you go, you...

Foxtrot: A Study in Self-Criticism

If any line could summarize the politics of Israeli-produced film Foxtrot, it is perhaps the one elaborating on the film’s own title. “Did you know the foxtrot is a dance?” asks Michael to his mourning wife Dafna. “No matter where you go, you...

The 2016 election was obviously pivotal for many reasons, including for members of the comedy community. As is the case with many others, the outcome would impact them directly—the line that was repeated relentlessly was “Trump will be great for ...

Humor? I Hardly Know Her

The 2016 election was obviously pivotal for many reasons, including for members of the comedy community. As is the case with many others, the outcome would impact them directly—the line that was repeated relentlessly was “Trump will be great for ...

Since October of last year, all five boroughs of NYC have been taken-over with more than 300 works by beloved Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in a project called “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors.” Anchoring the works is an installation of a large cage p...

Censoring of Chinese Art at Home and Abroad

Since October of last year, all five boroughs of NYC have been taken-over with more than 300 works by beloved Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in a project called “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors.” Anchoring the works is an installation of a large cage p...

Quavo, a rapper from the Atlanta hip-hop trio Migos, wants a featured verse on the United States’ national anthem. A Migos fan started a petition for Quavo—arguably one of the most popular musicians in America at the moment, frequently dominating...

More than Meets the Eye: Hip-Hop and Social Currents

Quavo, a rapper from the Atlanta hip-hop trio Migos, wants a featured verse on the United States’ national anthem. A Migos fan started a petition for Quavo—arguably one of the most popular musicians in America at the moment, frequently dominating...

“There’s something really dangerous happening to us out there now. We’re slowly getting split up into two different Americas,” Bruce Springsteen cautioned his audience at Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena in September 1984, expressing his anxiet...

Bruce Springsteen & Visions for the Promised Land

“There’s something really dangerous happening to us out there now. We’re slowly getting split up into two different Americas,” Bruce Springsteen cautioned his audience at Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena in September 1984, expressing his anxiet...

Rock is one of the most glorified music genres in Western society. By many, it’s considered to be not only more artistically creative, but also more intelligent. Bob Dylan won a Nobel for his lyrics, and many musicians are praised for their politic...

It’s No Capital Crime

Rock is one of the most glorified music genres in Western society. By many, it’s considered to be not only more artistically creative, but also more intelligent. Bob Dylan won a Nobel for his lyrics, and many musicians are praised for their politic...

The Internet is, among many things, the new cultural frontier. Its egalitarian nature–letting anyone with access create, promote, and consume content–allows for new audiences of millions of people to be exposed to cultural movements and developme...

Music and Memery

The Internet is, among many things, the new cultural frontier. Its egalitarian nature–letting anyone with access create, promote, and consume content–allows for new audiences of millions of people to be exposed to cultural movements and developme...