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10 Artists That Could Save R&B

R&B stinks and everybody knows it. But is it beyond repair? Of course not. Every genre of music that’s gone rancid – and most of them have at some point – is just a few great records away from re-inventing itself (as opposed to just digging out the old tricks that used to work and…

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How Black-ish Saved Itself

BLACK DAMAGE ALERT LEVEL NOTICE: After much consideration and research, the TV show black-ish has had its BDAL rating downgraded from “WTF” to “Moderately Safe.” I repeat: it is officially okay to watch black-ish now. Seriously, I gave this show a hard time out the gate because the pilot was pandering garbage. It started to turn around…

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America Has Ruined the Black Unplugged Vacation

If I ever go missing you should begin all search and rescue operations at the North Beach Bar & Grill, which squats in the midst of the recovering ruins of Fort Screven under the cyclopean presence of the Tybee Beach Lighthouse in Georgia. It’s a laid back beach bar with sand in its floorboards and…