Kendrick’s “How Much a Dollar Cost” Was Obama’s Favorite Song of 2015, ‘The Knick’ Was His Favorite Show
As publications begin to roll out their highly subjective “_of the year” music lists, the one thing that seems to be a little less subjective is the excellence of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly — it’s topped pretty much every Best Of list of note.
This morning, the progressive Internet considered two important pieces about race in this post-Ferguson era: “‘Listen when I talk to you!’: How white entitlement marred my trip to a Ferguson teach-in” by Brittney Cooper at Salon and “I Don’t Know What To Do With Nice White People” at Jezebel — both challenging essays that call even the most well-intentioned white people to account for aiding and abetting white supremacy.
Both pieces, which I thought were excellent, were getting assailed by racist commenters the last time I checked.
Everybody loves a good book. Yes, everybody — even the rich, famous and culturally relevant. And since there’s nothing better than a book recommendation from someone you already idolize, why not check out which ones they count as their favorites? Maybe you’ll wind up finding out that you have even more in common with Lady Gaga than you thought. Click through to find out which books your favorite cultural icons, from Bill Murray to Joan Didion to Nas, love best — and get to padding that reading …Read More