Music

Girl in a Band: Reviewed

by: Douglas Grant Kim Gordon’s memoir is a hard hitting, honest look into the Sonic Youth guitarist’s life and times… Sometimes we think we know…

In Defense of Kanye

by: Michael Shields In defense of one of Earth’s most insufferable (allegedly) human beings, Kanye West… It has become impossible to have a level-headed, sophisticated discussion…

The Year in Music 2014

Across the Margin reveals the definitive list of the best albums of 2014…. 25. Real Estate – Atlas Back in June, for our Best of…

Time is Illmatic

by: Michael Shields A new documentary explores the penetrating story behind the making of a hip-hop classic….. In 1994 an album was released whose impact…

Outkast Summer

by: Michael Shields We take a look back at a Summer presumed to belong to hip-hop’s most outstanding duo…. When I first heard the news of…

Twenty Years Later: Portishead’s Dummy

by: Diana Grindea Twenty years after its release, Portishead’s Dummy still remains the fringe soundtrack for America’s misanthropic youth…. The first time my novice ears heard…

Mega Philosophy: Reviewed

by: Douglas Grant One of hip-hop’s elder statesmen campaigns for his culture, striving for truth through lyricism…. Opinions differ when the discussion of the state…

De La Soul at 25

by: Michael Shields Celebrating 25 years of real hip-hop with De La Soul… In 1987, on the island of Long Island, a trio known as…