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The Beautiful Ones: The Women Who Inspired Prince

The Beautiful Ones: The Women Who Inspired Prince

by Miles Marshall Lewis   May 23, 2016

What did the women in Prince’s life bring to him? What was it about the sacred feminine principle that moved and defined him in... Read More

48 Hours of Stax, Civil Rights + Black Theater in Memphis [TRAVEL]

48 Hours of Stax, Civil Rights + Black Theater in Memphis [TRAVEL]

by Miles Marshall Lewis   Feb 22, 2016

Black history in Memphis: let’s talk about it. When I recently received an invite down to Bluff City, what mainly came to mind before... Read More

Rihanna ‘Anti’ Climax Satisfies

Rihanna ‘Anti’ Climax Satisfies

by Miles Marshall Lewis   Jan 28, 2016

I’ve tried many times and I just can’t do it. Maybe I’m cursed forever by that September ’84 Right On!, the one that questioned,... Read More

Bowie, Back to Stardust:
David Bowie in Memoriam

Bowie, Back to Stardust:
David Bowie in Memoriam

by Miles Marshall Lewis   Jan 12, 2016

And so it seems that if you’re African American and a fan of the late, great rock ’n’ roll chameleon David Bowie, social media... Read More

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Editors’ Holiday Shopping Guide: 5 Must-Reads

by Miles Marshall Lewis   Dec 16, 2015

When it comes to literature and pop culture, some great memoirs dropped in 2015, especially from the world of music. Grace Jones once vowed... Read More

Jiko Walt Disney World

African Cuisine Plays Major Role at Disney World

by Miles Marshall Lewis   Oct 26, 2015

When it comes to Disney World, the hive mind of my social media groupthink splits two ways. If you hit up Magic Kingdom as... Read More

Is Producing Prince Impossible? Ask Joshua Welton [INTERVIEW]

Is Producing Prince Impossible? Ask Joshua Welton [INTERVIEW]

by Miles Marshall Lewis   Aug 28, 2015

Never turn down an invitation to Paisley Park. Less than a week after receiving an email invite to speak with 25-year-old producer Joshua Welton... Read More

Prince Makes King Move with Tidal [INTERVIEW]

Prince Makes King Move with Tidal [INTERVIEW]

by Miles Marshall Lewis   Aug 28, 2015

Never turn down an invitation to Paisley Park Studios. Days after receiving an invite to speak with 25-year-old producer Joshua Welton about HitNRun—next month’s... Read More

Stromae

Stromae Invades America! [INTERVIEW]

by Miles Marshall Lewis   Jun 18, 2015

Who the hell is Stromae? asked Time Out New York magazine last April, in a cover story exploring whether or not “Europe’s hottest, darkest... Read More

Fight the Superpower!

Fight the Superpower!

by Miles Marshall Lewis   Jun 05, 2015

In 1998, New Line Cinema released what would become the first official Black superhero film, Blade, with Wesley Snipes as a vampire-human hybrid who... Read More