After #MeToo, How Do Broadway and Hollywood Move Forward?

Kevin Spacey, in a now-deleted scene from All the Money in the World (image credit: Variety) The #MeToo phenomenon has resulted in an outpouring of sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations throughout the entertainment industry. Besides exposing the “open secret” of sexual abuse in Hollywood, it has necessarily crossed over into Broadway and off-Broadway. Sexual predators continue […]

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LIVE NUDE (rapists) in the New “Clockwork Orange”

image credit: To Do List It’s apparently a great time to make stage adaptations of dystopian novels. In my last post, I mentioned the Broadway adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984, currently running at the Hudson Theatre. This week, another famous dystopian novel hit the stage: the off-Broadway production of A Clockwork Orange officially opened at New […]

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It’s OK to Be Disappointed By Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble”

Kendrick hearing about the backlash to “Humble.” The rap world is currently eagerly enjoying Kendrick Lamar’s new album DAMN., which the self-proclaimed “greatest rapper alive” dropped last week. However, the album’s hit single, the innocuously titled “Humble,” has the oft-praised rapper in trouble. via GIPHY “Humble,” like most things Kendrick Lamar does, has been acclaimed across the Internet for […]

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Life (and Business) After Death: Why Rappers Don’t Die Like the Rest of Us

J. Cole once rapped “Everybody Dies.” As usual, J.Cole was wrong. The hip hop world has something to be angry about, and it’s more serious than Nicki Minaj’s lackluster response to Remy Ma. Alabama rapper Doe B is in the news. Which is surprising, considering he’s been dead for three years. Doe B, an up-and-coming rapper who […]

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Everyone is Responding to “shEther”… Except Nicki Minaj

Rare footage of Nicki Minaj listening to “shEther” image credit: Eva Rinaldi It’s been well-publicized that Nicki Minaj’s career might have ended this week. Then again, she was also pregnant last month. Nicki has managed her way around several public beefs in the past. She dismissed longtime nemesis Lil’ Kim with one of the most-scathing […]

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Why Beyoncé ‘s Grammy Loss (and Chance’s Win) Is a Problem

If you bothered to watch the Grammys last weekend, you probably experienced a mixture of pleasant surprises and expected disappointments; the most publicized one being that Beyoncé ’s Lemonade lost in the Album of the Year category to Adele. Adele herself was so disappointed with the decision that she asked onstage, “What the fuck does […]

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If Young Metro Don’t Trust You: Why Hip Hop Producers Shouldn’t Trust Rappers

(image credit: ryancr) If you’re one of the many people listening to Detroit rapper Big Sean’s new album I Decided., which dropped earlier this week, you’ve probably heard his hit song “Bounce Back.” The album’s lead single has become one of Sean’s biggest hits to date, currently sitting in the Top 20 on Billboard. However, not all […]

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