The biggest story in music this year was the death of Michael Joseph Jackson, the Once and Future King of Pop. Moreso than the death of an individual, the King of Pop’s death signified the end of the explosive, border crossing, iconic, truly global megastar. Six months into a year that saw Pop music deep [...]
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson was recently on PBS’ Tavis Smiley Show where he spoke about the lasting legacy of Michael Joseph Jackson on society, pop music, race, and history in the United States. Dyson makes it clear that by nature of how much harder Michael Jackson had to work as a Black artist in America, [...]
Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.
Vulture is reporting that Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet director, Baz Lurhmann, has acquired the rights to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Here’s hoping it won’t be another Australia. Baz Luhrmann Sets His Sights on West Egg [Vulture]