Politics & Policy

Gittin-R-Done Across America

There’s nothing like becoming an animated Disney character to take the edge off a guy’s reputation, something Dan Whitney readily acknowledges. Whitney’s comedic alter ego, Larry the Cable Guy, is ...
Politics & Policy

Watts Riot

It requires no research at all to state confidently that most songs written about the war on terror have been against it. To claim hip-hop, among all musical genres, has ...
Politics & Policy

Where Hip-Hop Votes

John Kerry can claim to be “fascinated” by hip-hop. He can say he hopes to succeed Bill Clinton as our second “black president.” But despite the naked pandering, Kerry has ...
Politics & Policy

Fight The Power?

If hip-hop’s parade of social pathologies has made you wonder why the genre’s stars can’t find something else to rhyme about, you’re getting your wish. But unless your favorite weekend ...
Politics & Policy

Not So Wise

If you know much about West Virginia — and given its perpetual 49th-place showings in a variety of national rankings, it’s ...