WQHS Goes to the Movies: BlacKkKlansman

WQHS Goes to the Movies: BlacKkKlansman

It seems like 90 percent of movie trailers now begin with the words “based on the incredible true story”. The “true story” pitch is so common that it’s almost lost meaning. The reason I say “almost” is because of Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman – a truly stunning film that powerfully executes what really is an incredible … Continue reading “WQHS Goes to the Movies: BlacKkKlansman”

Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin’ in Retrospect: A Macabre Masterpiece

Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin’ in Retrospect: A Macabre Masterpiece

The first time I heard Lou Reed’s Berlin, I didn’t notice the distressing nature of the album.  The music was so beautiful that I forgot to listen to the lyrics, which follow the relationship between Caroline and Jim, a prostitute and a drug addict, respectively.  As the album progresses, we watch Jim become controlling and jealous, … Continue reading “Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin’ in Retrospect: A Macabre Masterpiece”

Robyn Joins Kindness on Single “Cry Everything”

Robyn Joins Kindness on Single “Cry Everything”

“Cry Everything” is Adam Bainbridge’s first release as Kindness since their 2014 album, Otherness. For an artist as devoted to collaborations as Bainbridge, this apparent absence can be misleading. In the time since Otherness, they have contributed to Solange’s A Seat at the Table, as well as Blood Orange’s Freetown Sound and Negro Swan. This … Continue reading “Robyn Joins Kindness on Single “Cry Everything””

Ravi Coltrane Manages Duality With Style at Chris’ Jazz Cafe

Ravi Coltrane Manages Duality With Style at Chris’ Jazz Cafe

It was a hard week. The intense mental stress that often comes with the territory of being a college student left me in a state of both wanderlust and homesickness on the eve of spring break. I needed to escape, to run away to a place both familiar and unknown, to re-find a comfort in … Continue reading “Ravi Coltrane Manages Duality With Style at Chris’ Jazz Cafe”