Black Death and the Godz of the New Pop Art

Have you ever tried to convince an atheist that they should believe in god? There’s a similar difficulty ...
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Bill O’Reilly: The Thug Life

The O’Reilly Factor follows a “set of binary codes of the form sacred vs. polluted,” expressed in a number of ways according to sociologist Matthew Norton.

An American in Paris: Onstage and Onscreen

Whatever your thoughts on the Broadway production, An American in Paris is a big deal in the history of movie musicals.

Why You Know Marc Maron Better Than Your Own Family

How the transmedia work of Marc Maron engages with fans.

New Brown Godz Look Back: M.I.A.’s Arular at 10

A look at M.I.A's groundbreaking Arular at ten years old.

What Role Did Laura Keene Play on Abraham Lincoln’s Last Night?

Actress Laura Keene's role on the night of Lincoln's assassination is shrouded in myth.
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‘The Daily Show’ as Political Influence

Does the Daily Show really impact people's political views?
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The Vampire Virtuoso? Paganini’s Bloodletting Kit Is for Sale

Paganini's personal bloodletting kit contains three domed-shape glasses with brass twist spouts and a brass scarification (scraping) tool.

Butterfly Flow: Tupac, Kendrick Lamar, and the Resurrection of New Black Godz

A look at mythic themes in Kendrick Lamar's recent #1 album To Pimp a Butterfly.

Remembering Billie Holiday

The 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday's birth.