BEST THINGS I READ/WATCHED/HEARD ONLINE THIS WEEK (2/28/16)

  1. The 1996 Project: Kids Present the (Abridged) History of the Year in Rap
    WARNING: Only watch if you have 6 minutes of life to really, really enjoy. // via Complex: https://youtu.be/8H6t-q8b-28
  2. #TrapCover Is The Hashtag You Need To Click On Immediately
  3. The Faces of American Power
    "We reviewed 503 of the most powerful people in American culture, government, education and business, and found that just 44 are minorities. Any list of the powerful is subjective, but the people here have an outsize influence on the nation’s rules and culture." // via @nytimes: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/02/26/us/race-of-american-power.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=2
  4. How Should Asian-Americans Feel About the Peter Liang Protests?
  5. What It’s Really Like to Work in Hollywood*
    (*If you’re not a straight white man.) I know we've all read, but it's such an outstanding piece. // via @nytimes: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/02/24/arts/hollywood-diversity-inclusion.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur
  6. On Fixing Hollywood's Diversity Problem SNL's Sasheer Zamata explores how we can make the #OscarsLessWhite.
  7. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Whitewashing
  8. Beyond Human
    Christine and The Queens was conceived in London and born in Paris, but the shape-shifting pop star’s music speaks a universal language. // via The Fader: http://www.thefader.com/2016/02/23/christine-and-the-queens-chaleur-humaine
  9. Los Angeles Restaurants With the Most Stunning Design
    All the reasons why Los Angeles is a design-forward restaurant city. // via @eater: http://la.eater.com/2016/2/24/11097034/best-design-architecture-restaurants-los-angeles
  10. Ray Charles Tribute Finale at The White House
    Genius. // Via YouTube: https://youtu.be/mEH9kVbNX3A
  11. 'Rogue Waves EP' - Miguel
    My favorite song of Summer 2015 gets 5 new versions for...um... Help me out, Miguel? https://twitter.com/miguel/status/703151521907650560 - ah, right. Thanks. // via Apple Music: https://itun.es/us/kV3Yab