Voodoo News: Post Malone Gets Paid Like a Rockstar

In a world where Lil Uzi Vert and Migos call themselves rock stars, does that make Post Malone the 2017 Pat Boone? In The Atlantic, Spencer Kornhaber breaks down the contemporary hip-hop use of the phrase “Rock Star” in part because Malone just topped Billboard’s Hot 100 with “Rockstar,” his collaboration with 21 Savage.

James Baldwin Returns from the Grave to Confront White Supremacy Again

[Updated] Everybody who has written about how I Am Not Your Negro is powerful is right. The film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary presents the late James Baldwin speaking on writing on race, African-American history and American history, and his eloquence and incisiveness come with clear, dramatic weight.

"Krazy" Tells the Black and White Story of a Man at Work

When Dana Carvey talked about growing up with an angry, abusive father on WTF with Marc Maron, his story is disturbing but not that unusual. Since Maron’s interviews comedians, rough family relationships border on the de facto starting place. When Carvey talked about crashing his career after Saturday Night Live, the specifics of his mediocre career and acting choices come to life. They’re individual, and they’re the place where we connect with his story.

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