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Easter Playlist

A boy’s ears should be busy during Easter. Check out my previous lists—for 2017, for 2018, and a playlist & thoughts. “Ratchet (Happy Birthday),” Drake Friend played it at my birthday and it got me. First Drake solo song I love. “Summertime Magic,” Donald Glover  From the Guava Island film, which has Rihanna, which means …

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6 Things This Week

  Literature I have been touring the 2018 archives of African literary magazines for a Brittle Paper project. I resumed reading Miles Morland’s memoir Cobra in the Bath, which is full of humour. But Richard Tarnas’ study of Western intellectual history The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World …

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On Billboard’s “100 Greatest Music Videos of the 21st Century: Critics’ Picks”

I should begin by confirming that I’m neither a music critic nor a video expert. Billboard has been my go-to, as it is millions of music lovers’, for not only charts and stats but also for how to engage with the work of certain artists who I’m unsure of, how to think about sounds and …

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