BEST THINGS I READ/HEARD ONLINE THIS WEEK (12/13/15)

  1. Why 'Soul Food’ is the Greatest Atlanta Rap Album of All Time
    The money. The power. The trap. The New South. The War on Drugs. The Red Dogs. The Dixie flags. The Million Man March. The Atlanta Child Murders. The black mecca. The 20th anniversary of ‘Soul Food.’ The South Had Something to Say. // via Creative Loafing Atlanta: http://clatl.com/atlanta/why-goodie-mobs-soul-food
  2. What Role Do Asian Americans Have in the Campus Protests?
    Too many incredibly important things in this article to pull a single quote. // via The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/12/asian-americans-campus-protests/419301/
  3. Bret Easton Ellis on Living in the Cult of Likability
    "The idea that everybody thinks they’re specialists with voices that deserve to be heard has actually made everyone’s voice less meaningful." // via @nytimes: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/08/opinion/bret-easton-ellis-on-living-in-the-cult-of-likability.html
  4. A Year in Reading: Cristina Henríquez - " The tangles of the world will never be undone, no matter how hard we try, but books like these remind me of the beauty that can emerge simply in the effort.”
    She continues: "the world seems so much messier to me than it once did, and much of the reading I’ve done in the past year has been with the hope of making sense of it, untangling the various strands to learn how and why things are joined, as well as how and why other things are broken.” // via The Millions: http://www.themillions.com/2015/12/a-year-in-reading-cristina-henriquez-2.html
  5. The Cinque Mulini
    An account of a historic race through farmlands and mills in Italy. // via Tracksmith: https://meter.tracksmith.com/the-cinque-mulini-meter-00-198f0e217985
  6. Mohr Stories 316: Bob Lefsetz - Mohr Stories with Jay Mohr
    A really good listen - interesting to hear (instead of read) Lefsetz, and Mohr's intelligence rubs up against him in just the right way. // http://www.podcastone.com/pg/jsp/program/episode.jsp?programID=331&pid=571337
  7. "Champions of Unrestricted Beauty" - Sleigh Bells
  8. "Wishin II" - PRhyme featuring Black Thought
  9. "Impatient" - Jeremih featuring Ty Dolla $ign
    Late Nights Winter Anthem. // via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnIR91t4qgY