Tag: Wu-Tang Clan

  • Scrambling On Eggshells

    The Wu Tang genus of the species paranoid-conspiratorial pomo-negritudus is broad enough to encompass everything that Sun Ra, George Clinton, the Nation of Islam, the Black Panthers, and the Black Arts movement stood for while redressing Amiri Baraka’s scary allusions to the Black Arts as practiced by Aleister Crowley in creepy ninja cloaking. In fact, […]

  • Appalachian Sprung

    The patch of rural Kentucky that American Hollow methodically turns is poor but fertile ground, growing big families and persistent problems that the locals confront with a particularly American combination of rural understatement and hot-blooded, often self-destructive intensity. Documentarian Rory Kennedy (yes, of those Kennedys, and the maker of several respected docs about women and […]

  • Oh Gods

    Long before white boys began em bracing in football stadiums and throwing up Jesus for patriarchy, long before Chris Rock served a pathetic, conservative personal responsibility mantra as some new kind of revolutionary comedy, there were the gods. Oh God, the gods. Back in the early ’90s, the Earth Medina dragged me to Fort Greene […]