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An Interview with @ZachkarySkeeM on Rapping, Not Rapping, Scum Forever, Bowie, Life, and More

I had the privilege of sitting down with Zachkary, the founder of Scumbag Boyz, this summer and interview him.  I learned about Zachk, life growing up in Bowie, his passions, his vision for rapping in the future, and facing his biggest competition – himself.   87 more words


Staff Picks: 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,' Gas' 'Nah und Fern,' Margaret Qualley's Fantastical Freakout in That Spike Jonze Commercial

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. 626 more words

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Alts, Ranked

Alt country
Grandaddy’s Under the Western Freeway is one of the best albums of the 1990s, and I will fight you if you say otherwise. Also, mainstream country these days is so awful that “alt country” encompasses everything from Iron & Wine to Townes Van Zandt, i.e. 352 more words

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Review: MAN-SHRIMP LIVES! (On Kickstarter thru 9/8)

Here is a special review of “Man-Shrimp Lives!” A Kickstarter campaign in support of this 74-page full color graphic novel is going on thru 9/8. You can find it right… 222 more words

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'The Birth of a Nation' and Cinematic Controversy: D.W. Griffith and Nate Parker’s Notorious Films

Over the last two weeks, Nate Parker’s Nat Turner film, The Birth of a Nation has, as promised, provoked debate about empathy and morality, but not for the reasons Parker intended. 1,442 more words


I may be becoming a bionic woman...I can be a superhero at last

Since I first saw the movie Silence of the Lambs, I wanted to be a a superhero. I know that Clarice was an FBI agent and not a superhero in the comicbook sense of the word. 552 more words


The VMAs By the Numbers: A Panoply of Hosts, a Medley of 'Lemonade,' A Bevy of Selfies

The VMAs ran close to three hours last night, long enough that numerous viewers around the country were reported to have begun experiencing a rare form of brain malfunction wherein one imagines Rihanna is performing endlessly in different outfits. 584 more words

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