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PoC News in America

Happy Black History Month, everyone! Here’s how you can help shut down the ignorant haters, just like John Boyega, or celebrate with the rest of the internet.

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PoC News in America

This week we talked about the overwhelming whiteness of Hollywood award season and honored Martin Luther King Jr.

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Music

Record Machine: Thriller by Michael Jackson

In a mere nine songs, Michael Jackson made a masterpiece. This is more or less undisputed. Let us talk about one of the most prized records in my collection.

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PoC News in America

Happy post-Halloween hangover! Have you lost any of your favs to problematic Halloween costumes? Have you gained any new favs? Let’s jump right in!

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Music

Record Machine: Off The Wall by Michael Jackson

With what would have been Michael Jackson’s 55th birthday approaching on August 29th, let’s talk a little bit about his first solo album that is considered separate from The Jackson 5: Off The Wall. Released 34 years ago on August 10, 1979, it is a magnificent production.

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Pop Culture

Celebrity Slot Machines

Two weeks ago, I took a three-day trip to Las Vegas. I like playing slot machines while I am there (table games terrify me), and on this trip, I noticed that more and more celebrities are getting in on the gambling action. 

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Music

30 Years of Music: 1995

1995, I thought you were a mere lead-up to the excitement of 1996, but turns out you are one of the most difficult years to narrow down to just fifteen songs yet. In the end, I had to go with the songs I still absolutely love, while regrettably leaving out a few nostalgic favorites. Sorry, […]

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Open Thread

Ease on Down the Road to the Midweek Musical Open Thread

We’re going to see the Wiz! 

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You Complete Me Internet

Gif It to Me Baby: Popcorn.gif

When shit starts hitting the fan, sometimes all you can do is sit back with a (metaphorical) bucket of popcorn and enjoy the spectacle. 

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Music

30 Years of Music: 1987

If you had told Teenage-Me that Adult-Me would end up liking so many songs from the 1980s, Teenage-Me would have declared Adult-Me extremely lame. Or whatever dismissive term I might have been using in the mid-’90s. Not cool, anyhow. Somewhat unsurprisingly, I no longer care whether or not I’m very cool, so let the singalong […]

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Music

30 Years of Music: 1983

Since we’ve reached the end of my ongoing Alphabet Soup column, I’ve spent some time considering how I might continue to satisfy my musical list-making urges. I wanted something with a nice round number, something that keeps giving me the chance to talk about music I love, rather than what is “important.” Sometimes, love and […]