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Was Decision to Make Black Student Sing 'Old Man River' Bad -- or Horrific?

In March, Moraga's St. Mary's College earned the national spotlight due to its plucky, personable basketball team. Well, that was last month and this is this month: St. Mary's received a wag of the nation's finger due to a music…
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Point Break Live! Keanu Reeves' legacy looms large over this most excellent theatrical spoof of Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 film about a Los Angeles cop who goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of adrenaline-junkie surfing bank robbers. Never mind that the…
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O Happy Day

Rarely does the bad news suddenly turn to good, and then get even better. So let's savor it: Kim Nalley's sweet jazz boite went belly up, we were told, but then made a miraculous recovery. Even better, we missed what…
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Cougars, Paul Robeson, and PMS Pepper Bouncer's Trip to Kilowatt

So I went off Prozac a few months back, and my brain is just starting to stabilize. At first I fell into a really gnarly depression, the usual dark matter that sucks you into the void. But that has dissipated,…
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Erykah Badu Live (Universal) Many of the best black popular musicians consciously attempt to maintain a healthy cynicism toward mainstream values and dreams of upward mobility. Since the mid-1990s Dionne Farris, Des'ree, Carleen Anderson, Tony Rich, and Joi all made…
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