Tag: music

On Meanness and Saying Less: An Open Letter to Daniel Caesar

In a perfect world, we would all be nice to each other. But the sad reality is that, in the age of the internet especially, no one has an obligation to be nice to you. No two people are likely to completely agree on everything, and that’s okay. What makes people angry, and consequently mean,... Read more »

TWIL: Why People Still Support R. Kelly

TWIL: Why People Still Support R. Kelly
I, like many people, was enthralled and enraged by Lifetime’s docu-series Surviving R. Kelly last week. We knew about his history, but to hear the details directly from those affected was quite an experience. Watching everyone respond to it in real time was a huge part of that experience. So many people from the Chicago... Read more »

My (Current) Musical Obsession

Every so often, I get completely drawn into a body of music. There’s no particular standard of relevance – it could be an old album, a song from a movie soundtrack that relates to a current life situation, or something I heard in a Vine. Whatever it is, I end up keeping it on repeat... Read more »