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Kendrick Lamar Talks Politics, Spirituality, Music + More [INTERVIEW]

by Miles Marshall Lewis   May 26, 2015

The Marvin Gaye masterpiece What’s Going On opened the floodgates for concept album social commentary in the spring of 1971—allowing Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder,... Read More

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Terrence Howard: Separating Art and the Artist

by Miles Marshall Lewis   Feb 02, 2015

As a music critic for over two decades and counting, choosing my all-time favorite album might be a difficult decision, yet it isn’t at... Read More

Marcus Samuelsson Goes ‘Off Duty’ for Cookbook [INTERVIEW]

Marcus Samuelsson Goes ‘Off Duty’ for Cookbook [INTERVIEW]

by Miles Marshall Lewis   Nov 03, 2014

EBONY: New York City is full of street festival food markets like Smorgasburg, Atlantic Antic and New Amsterdam Market. Do you have your personal... Read More

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Keith Clinkscales Leads Revolt [INTERVIEW]

by Miles Marshall Lewis   Aug 04, 2014

Revolt TV CEO Keith Clinkscales stays forever lodged in my mind as the guiding force behind Vibe, its president in the magazine’s most influential... Read More

Saul Williams Talks Tupac on Broadway

Saul Williams Talks Tupac on Broadway

by Miles Marshall Lewis   May 07, 2014

Leave it to the late, great Tupac Shakur to bring hiphop to Broadway. Holler if Ya Hear Me—opening June 19 at the Palace Theatre—uses... Read More

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‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Still a Heartbreaking Classic [REVIEW]

by Miles Marshall Lewis   Apr 21, 2014

What is it about A Raisin in the Sun that causes tears every time? (Never bawling, funereal tears, but a lump-in-the-throat, emotional pinch that... Read More

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The Music of SXSW 2014

by Miles Marshall Lewis   Mar 19, 2014

Breaking down Austin’s 27th annual SXSW Music, the absolute hugest festival of its kind, is sort of like blind men touching different parts an... Read More

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André 3000 As Hendrix Ain’t Half Bad [REVIEW]

by Miles Marshall Lewis   Mar 12, 2014

Women who grew up in the ’80s share a collective rite of passage involving teenage guys playing them Prince records as a cliché seduction... Read More

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Miki Howard Says ‘I Am NOT Billie Jean!’

by Miles Marshall Lewis   Mar 07, 2014

We should've known singer Miki Howard would get around to releasing a statement. Two hours after I took to Twitter wondering about Howard's voice... Read More

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Steve Stoute and VH1 ‘Tan’ America

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Steve Stoute and VH1 ‘Tan’ America

by Miles Marshall Lewis   Feb 27, 2014

You love to hear the story, again and again. The Tanning of America (the four-part documentary airing all this week on VH1) relates the... Read More