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Music, All Shook Down 5 Headdress-Wearing Musicians Who Need to Stop

5 Headdress-Wearing Musicians Who Need to Stop

Yesterday, Montreal's Osheaga Festival announced that Native American headdresses would not be permitted inside its grounds this year. "The First Nations Headdresses have a spiritual and cultural meaning in the native communities," Osheaga's Facebook page states, "and to respect and…
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Culture, Stage Amy Freed's comedy is far from spectacular in <i>You, Nero</i>

Amy Freed's comedy is far from spectacular in You, Nero

Over the years I've been blogging about the arts, I've never been showered with more feedback than I received for a post I wrote about Susan Boyle a few weeks ago. Following the hype surrounding the middle-aged chanteuse's rocketlike ascent…
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News, Feature Race to Fame

Race to Fame

San Francisco comedian W. Kamau Bell would like you to know that racism still exists in the Bay Area, 150 years after the abolition of slavery and 100-plus days into President Barack Obama's historic term. But it's not always easy…
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Music, Bouncer

Tempting fate at the Deco Lounge

The Aztecs were firm believers in predestination. It's probably helpful to think that everything is meant to be when you are about to have your heart cut out of your chest and presented to the gods; you can resign yourself…
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