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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ is a blunt instrument

Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album “DAMN.” dropped about two weeks ago, and that seems like almost enough time to be able to talk about it. Long story short, I don’t think it’s as good as Kendrick’s prior release, “To Pimp Read More...

The conundrum of Frank Ocean’s ‘Endless’

Being a Frank Ocean fan can be confusing. After the release of the electric (but overly reliant on samples) mixtape “Nostalgia Ultra” in 2011 and his debut R&B masterpiece “Channel Orange” in 2012, Ocean retreated from the public eye—aggressively. He Read More...

Artist Cullen Washington Jr. breaches the abstract

Cullen Washington Jr. is interested in contrast. As the prolific professional artist summarized his career in a visit to Brandeis on Tuesday, March 28, a fixation on contrast emerged throughout. Washington started turning heads for his skills at age nine, Read More...

‘Iron Fist’ a show that feels like being punched in the chest

A few weeks ago, the first reviews of “Iron Fist” were released, and they were not positive. Though critics praised other Netflix and Marvel collaborations such as “Daredevil” and “Luke Cage” and lauded “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” received a much Read More...

Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ impresses in a stunning directorial debut

Somewhere between their second and third season, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s “Key and Peele” exploded in popularity. Legendary sketches like the “East/West College Bowl,” “Obama’s Anger Translator” and, of course, “Substitute Teacher” succeeded in capturing the zeitgeist in a Read More...

‘The Life of Pablo’: a year in review

“This album has been out for more than a year.” “There’s nothing new to say about TLOP.” “A record can’t have parts that are bad on purpose and still be great.” “Aside from “Ultralight Beams,” this is easily one of … Read More...

‘4 Your Eyez Only’: J. Cole’s newest album defines disappointment

One week before the release of his highly anticipated follow up to “2014 Forest Hills Drive,” J Cole released the track “False Profits.” The song was all right but turned heads with multiple shots taken at fellow rappers, including a … Read More...

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