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  • Modern Antithesis of Appropriation

    Shawn Carter is a recording artist from Brooklyn, NY.  He's known as Jay Z.  He's married to Beyonce Knowles.  Their combined net worth was reportedly somewhere around "a billion" USD as far back as 2014.  Amidst a rocky personal life made public (to say the least) Jay Z released a new album in July along [...] Continue Reading
  • The Magic Hour

    Solange Knowles released a new album on October 3rd full of beautiful, minimalist compositions & expositions.  This video shows some of the recording process for this album.  I'm listening to the album as I type, but this isn't a review.  Immediately after the album's release, I began to see derogatory articles that actually had nothing to do [...] Continue Reading
  • Warhol vs. Banksy

    Visit Amsterdam's Moco Museum before the year's end for a special, dual exhibition. My dislike of the ever-present Warhol is matched only by my admiration for the elusive Banksy. Now this is a story all about how my pop-art taste flipped upside-down. Time for a backstory... I collect books about artists that intrigue me. It keeps [...] Continue Reading
  • Know Justice, No Coverage

    "Justice or Else."  This was the cry on October 10, 2015, the 20th year anniversary of the Million Man March.  Hundreds of thousands gathered once again to peacefully protest [some of the exact same] racially biased injustice in America.  Yet somehow, there was NO broadcast media coverage of this event.  Not a single broadcast network was stirred; not [...] Continue Reading
  • Satoru Iwata, 1959-2015

    Begin quote: On my business card, I am a corporate president.  In my mind, I am a game developer.  But in my heart, I am a gamer." I know this is a bit dramatic, but I feel like I knew this guy. Nintendo is my greatest Creative+Business Influence. My dad and video games are a [...] Continue Reading
  • Liberation of the Free World

    ...admittedly, this is melodramatic. Yet, still; this happened. [you actually have to click the post on this one to see the picture/event/tweet I'm referring to] If Twitter works like Instagram, I may pull a Richard Prince & sell a print of this in the shop. I'm kinda afraid a Secret Serviceman might show up at [...] Continue Reading
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Lips, Blackface.

    "I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind." - Theodor S. Geisel, as Dr. Seuss Before he was the eclectic children's author we know, Theodor Geisel was a cartoonist. One of his works [for hire] was recently auctioned. There were no bids. First, a [...] Continue Reading
  • -image via Rolling Stone All Due Respect

    I mean really... What is this Dinner!? If you're wondering what just happened, check this out. preview/header image from RollingStone.com -more from the 2015 Correspondents Dinner at HuffPost- Continue Reading