60 ’65 45s [Rerun Sunday]

A fella only turns 45 once (time travel and reincarnation notwithstanding). And, being the pop music geek that I am, I decided to honor the occasion by making a couple of suitably themed mix CDs to give away as door prizes (first 45 celebrants only!) at today’s birthday bashes. And, …

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Videos of the week

From “Professor Stuart Hall Week” (24-28 Nov 2014) at Goldsmiths, University of London. Closing Remarks Professor Catherine Hall, University College London from Goldsmiths, University of London on Vimeo. Stuart Hall Interview: Angela Davis from Goldsmiths, University of London on Vimeo. Stuart Hall Interview: Professor Lawrence Grossberg, University of North Carolina …

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None of us are free

I made this mix CD almost a decade ago. The two most recent tracks on it (the first and the last, as it turns out) are from 2002. None of the others are more recent than 1989. The oldest track turned 75 earlier this year. These days, however, the whole …

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Last month’s links

I’ve skipped this ritual for a few weeks. So, to make up for it, here’s a small flood of some of the best things I’ve read about Ferguson over the past few weeks (with some side dish on Bill Cosby sprinkled in here and there). Ta-Nehisi Coates Kiese Laymon Tressie …

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