An illustration of columnist Annalise Kamegawa.

Annalise: Doesn’t know music

At This Point

But I did realize that my freshman year of college has marked a start of a significant period in my life — one in which I’ve begun to hear the music that plays behind my dearest memories.
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Taran Moriates_online

The wisdom gained from my mustache

Lost in Confusion

I spent much of my college years thinking about all the wonderful things I would accomplish in the future. Maybe I will one day direct the next “Pulp Fiction” or write the next “The Sound and the Fury” or cook a dinner that isn’t a frozen, pre-made meal from Trader
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james bell

Goin’ Off: 10 Albums for the hip-hop layman

Ten albums for the hip-hop layman. This list has been my burden, my baby. I’ve carried it for the last month or so. Consider this the document of my labor. It began with a serious debate between me, myself and I and my knowledgeable counsel, who shall remain nameless. The questions
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Beats, Rhymes & Life

Tribe Called Quest documentary remains run of the mill

These days, “hip-hop” is almost as nebulous a descriptor as “rock and roll.” 30 plus years after its conception, sub-genres and sub-sub-genres crowd the sonic landscape, reducing what once succinctly summed up sound, theme and attitude to an umbrella term devoid of a concise, useful definition. In 2011, labeling a
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