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For Peru Dyer, graffiti is a selfish act. “You don’t want to say anything, you just want to get something that you don’t understand out of yourself,” he says. (2007-07-18)
Return of the Radical Rhythms
Old activists die hard, and old musicians die harder. So it may have only been a matter of time before rock ‘n’ roll cabaret and rebel orchestra Rhythm Activism got back together. (2007-07-11)
Film Review: American Blackout
American Blackout makes your blood boil. You see the evidence for yourself. You watch as Black American voters are consistently stripped of the right to vote... (2007-07-05)
Five Million Ways to Kill a Montreal Show
Boots Riley still wants to kill his landlord. Fifteen years since he first explored this theme on his debut album, issues of economic inequality remain at the core of the MC’s lyrics and funk-fused production.
LAL: Asking audiences to figure out deportation struggles for themselves
Frustration, confusion, disorientation – it’s never easy making your way through a maze. Being lost can be the most frightening event of your life.
Real Bad Hollywood
Aladin. Back to the Future. True Lies. It isn’t everyday that you hear these three movies mentioned the same breath, but for Dr. Jack Shaheen the link is clear.
On the 40th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, Alexey Rodriguez shook hands with Fidel Castro. “I haven’t bathed since that day,” jokes Rodriguez, a member of the rap duo Obsesion.
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