Trump Inspires Ansari, Chappelle and Cenac to Break Down White Supremacy

Vanity Fair wrote of Aziz Ansari’s opening monologue on last weekend’s Saturday Night Live, “what could have been an easy, low-hanging-fruit hit job was instead a thoughtful (yet still hilarious) rumination on the rising trend of racism in the U.S., as well as Donald Trump’s responsibility, as president, to heal a fractured nation.” The New York Times implicitly

"American Band," a Very British Band, and Bryson Tiller Wants to Explain

The Drive-By Truckers’ recent albums resembled the output of a mid-career contemporary novelist—well-observed, well-crafted, but slightly dour with differences between them that meant more to the Truckers than their audience. Yesterday I turned to their new album, American Band, to feel some righteous anger, and the album marks a broadening of the band’s stake and focus—one tipped by the album title.

Anatomizing Trump, New Sandman, Rediscovering Au Revoir Simone and More

My Spilt Milk has a number of new contributors, and there's no better way to get to know them than by what they're listening to, reading, watching and playing. In "Our Spilt Milk," we'll share our passions from the last week, and we invite you to share yours. Tell us what you're excited by in the Comments stream, or email your thoughts to alex@myspiltmilk.com and we'll include your entry next week.

Voodoo News: John Lydon's Public Image is Limiting

When the final version of the Voodoo announcement that Public Image Ltd. (Saturday, 8:15 p.m., Carnival) would be a part of this year’s festival, it included a quote from John Lydon: “All you Voodoo people would do best to bring a gas mask. I'm going to fart continuously. P.S: I want to see Donald Trump misrepresented with the greatest possible glee throughout New Orleans on Halloween night.”

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