BY Jen Hazen
in Music Stuff
on Apr 06, 2011
As blue strobe lights flashed and the loud speakers played thrash music from an anonymous metal band, The Mountain Goats stepped onto the stage for their second of three sold out shows at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom. For the uninitiated, this incongruous introduction might prove alarming, but veteran fans will know that the band have made a tradition of introducing themselves in this ostentatious way. This hyperliterate indie rock band—which ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Apr 02, 2010
My curiosity was piqued by The Princess and the Frog when I began seeing trailers for this old-school animated film that features the first ever black princess in Disney's history. As I wrote at Cinematical, the trailer made me "uncomfortable" for a several reasons that were also pointed out by other movie writers.
"There have been a lot of switcheroos behind the scenes to make Princess more PC, but the rumble in my tummy says that the (mostly white) critics will ... Read More