Song (and video) of the Day.

Q-Tip – “Gettin’ Up” from The Renaissance

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My guess is that the top contenders for best hip-hop album of 2008 are Kanye West and Q-Tip. I’m inclined to say that Q-Tip’s album is the superior effort, but – then again – I’m a Native Tongues fanboy.

Un-Review: Kanye West, 808s & Heartbreak

808s & Heartbreak is unsurprisingly easy to love. I say “unsurprisingly” because Kanye West’s weirdness has become an expected pleasure. But I’m getting ahead of myself. This is, after all, another un-review, in which I write about a much-beloved artist who has recently put out an album.

Let’s go back. Back to a time when [...]

Un-Review: Kanye West, 808s & Heartbreak

808s & Heartbreak is unsurprisingly easy to love. I say “unsurprisingly” because Kanye West’s weirdness has become an expected pleasure. But I’m getting ahead of myself. This is, after all, another un-review, in which I write about a much-beloved artist who has recently put out an album.

Let’s go back. Back to a time when [...]

Pragmatism Vs. Symbolism.

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Our Thoughts Are With Everyone In Mumbai.

We hope your families and loved ones are safe.

Girl, You Got a 10-piece! Please Don't Be Stin-jaaaaaaay…

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McDonald’s sells 10-pieces now?

[Via AB.]

A PostBourgie Guide to Thanksgiving.

We know. If you’re anything like us, Thanksgivings “back home” are nothing short of surreal. You cross the threshold into your former home and your family, who likely haven’t seen you in six months to a year, either expect you to regale them with stories of your life in the Big City or stories of [...]

More Obama Firsts (Maybe).

Via Politico:

Preeta Bansal, a Harvard-educated litigation partner at Skadden, is rumored to be President-elect Obama’s choice for solicitor general. That person argues the government’s position at the Supreme Court (which will still be dominated by conservatives). “It’s making the rounds in New York’s legal circles, absolutely,” says a former colleague of Bansal’s. She was [...]