2015 recommendations

Recommendations for March 29, 2015

We were on vacation in California this week, so it’s a small selection this time around. Article: “The Wacky, Wiggly, Razor-Thin World of the Flexi Disc” by Oliver Wang I remember Flexi Discs almost entirely because of the McDonald’s promotion (mentioned in the article) in which you got a record with a group of people …

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Recommendations for March 22, 2015

A bit lake this week as it is finals time and I had stacks of grading to get through. Video: “A Message” by Kelela I was not as blown away by Kelela’s first release, Cut 4 Me, as many critics seemed to be, but this is very nice. Minimal production on the verses—basically just percussion— …

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Recommendations for March 13, 2015

Two things to read and two sets of images to look at this week. Article: “A Girl, A Shoe, A Prince: The Endlessly Evolving Cinderella” by Linda Holmes “Cinderella” is not so much a story as pattern, or a set of patterns, which can be used to make stories out of some fairly dissimilar materials. …

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Recommendations for March 6, 2015

#agir Recommendations for March 6, 2015 Song: “Shedding Skin” by Ghostpoet I somehow missed entirely the fact that Ghostpoet had a new record coming out (though, of course, it isn’t out in the U.S., because it’s 1950, apparently). To my mind, he’s one of the more interesting voices in, very broadly, hip-hop right now, and …

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