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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Good Hair</i>

Good Hair

Don Imus’s hateful, racist 2007 remarks about “nappy-headed hos” underscored the immense fear of and fascination with the hair follicles of African-American women. Chris Rock, the host, co-writer, and co-producer of first-time director Jeff Stilson's Good Hair, never mentions Imus’s…
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Calendar, Night&Day Good Hair

Good Hair

Don Imus’s hateful, racist 2007 remarks about “nappy-headed hos” underscored the immense fear of and fascination with the hair follicles of African-American women. Chris Rock, the host, co-writer, and co-producer of first-time director Jeff Stilson's Good Hair, never mentions Imus’s…
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Music, Reviewed Chamillionaire

Chamillionaire

When did mainstream rap become more relevant than its underground counterpart? Talib Kweli and El-P released self-congratulatory pap this year while Kanye West's sincere, introspective effort sold 1 million copies in its first week. Now we've got Chamillionaire, whose Ultimate…
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News, Sucka Free City

Model Minority: Smokers

You think it's hard out here for a pimp? Sheeit, bro. Try hawking cigars sometime. You'll go back to pimping faster than Don Imus can say — well, you can guess. Joe Barron knows the struggle. He co-owns Grant's Tobacconists,…
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Music, Who Killed It?

Who Killed It?

When Nas declared late last fall that "hip hop is dead," it's doubtful he anticipated the genre's demise would be expedited by a 67-year-old shock jock with a penchant for racist banter. But after Don Imus' now infamous screed on…
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