Posted on December 26, 2011
Posted on December 15, 2011
College is the best time of your life, and is now known as a mandatory means in which to secure a job. This article will focus on Kanye West, who, despite being a College Dropout, will show you how to deal with college; all the way from Late Registration to Graduation. For some people college is a Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, but with the right pals and mentors by your side by the time you graduate you’ll be looking at your boss saying, “Watch the Throne.”
First comes graduating from High School, and you’re all happy like
Then you move out of your hometown to live on campus. There might be a going away party, or a small get together. . . but whatever only thing on your mind is
Once you get to college, you finally move into your dorm and get a chance to visit around campus. Then comes one of the first big college milestones: the roommate. In most cases you and your roommate will be tight and spend many nights doing homework, drunk sitting, and talking about life. It’ll probably look something like this Continue Reading
Posted on December 2, 2011
WASHINGTON — Michael Eric Dyson parses Jay-Z’s lyrics as if analyzing fine literature. The rapper’s riffs on luxury cars and tailored clothes and boasts of being the “Mike Jordan of recording” may make for catchy rhymes, but to Dyson, they also reflect incisive social commentary.
JAY-Z Provides Blueprint For College Course
Dyson, a professor, author, radio host and television personality, has offered at Georgetown University this semester a popular – if unusual – class dedicated to Jay-Z and his career. The course, “Sociology of Hip Hop: Jay-Z,” may seem an unlikely offering at a Jesuit, majority-white school that counts former President Bill Clinton among its alumni. But Dyson insists that his class confronts topics present in any sociology course: racial and gender identity, sexuality, capitalism and economic inequality.
“It just happens to have an interesting object of engagement in Jay-Z – and what better way to meet people where they are?” Dyson said. “It’s like Jesus talking to the woman at the well. You ask for a drink of water, then you get into some theological discussions.” Continue Reading
Posted on November 9, 2011
It’s getting to be that time of year again. Mounds of mallows topping off mugs of hot cocoa, well-placed mistletoe dangling overhead, and the same Christmas songs you hear every damn December.
But not now. Not this year. Not with This Warm December.
Jack Johnson and Co. are back again with their second album chalked full of classics for the holidays, both new and old. If you love “Frosty the Snowman,” then you’re in luck. Zee Avi has you covered. Can’t go a day without hearing “Jingle Bell Rock”? Well no worries, because Rogue Wave are taking care of you. And Bahamas are doing you a favor with their own rendition of The Band’s “Christmas Must Be Tonight.” Continue Reading
Posted on November 3, 2011
Maybe they’re just lucky, or maybe they sold their souls like Faust to achieve their wild success. Whatever the case may be, it is not fair that these people exist. You will be asking yourself “What am I doing with my life” in 5…4…3…2..
1. James Franco
Although the idea of becoming a marine zoologist interested him, Franco had always secretly wanted to become an actor but feared rejection. He enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as an English major, but dropped out after his freshman year against his parents’ wishes to pursue a career as an actor, since he would have to have waited two years to audition for their acting program. Franco instead chose to take acting lessons with Robert Carnegie at the Playhouse West. Some time passes and James Franco becomes wildly successful. Talk About A Happy Ending! Continue Reading
Posted on October 3, 2011
Posted on September 28, 2011
A YEAR AGO, KIDS THESE DAYS WAS A CALLOW CHICAGO BAND FOR WHOM PLAYING LOLLAPALOOZA WAS LITTLE MORE THAN A DREAM.
The near death experience of Vic Mensa
The band’s MC, Vic Mensa, still wanted to attend the festival, but he didn’t have the money. So he tried to jump a fence to get in. Bad move. He ended up losing his grip and falling backward off the fence onto a transformer. Continue Reading