THE LAVISH DEFINITIVE: The Prince Songs You’ve Got To Hear, From His ’70s and 1980s Albums (Part 1)

by Shardae Jobson On April 21, my music palette changed from random (per usual) to a stream of nothing but the catalog of Prince. For three weeks, only Beyoncé‘s Lemonade and occasional dips into ’70s rock (a major influence on Prince) cracked my devotion of listening to as many albums, extended mixes, B-sides, and hard to find tracks (listen to “Moonbeam Levels” RIGHT NOW) and bootlegs by … Continue reading THE LAVISH DEFINITIVE: The Prince Songs You’ve Got To Hear, From His ’70s and 1980s Albums (Part 1)

#TBT Calvin Klein Once Again Tried It With An Upskirt Photo, Just Like They Did 21 Years Ago

by Shardae Jobson Calvin Klein, the famed designer label, especially for its denim offerings, has been here before. “Here” being the center of controversy and accusations of their advertisements as too inappropriate and too salacious for customers and viewers of fashion. The newest ads for their current “I (fill in the blank) in #mycalvins” campaign features some, not so subtle nods to sex and the … Continue reading #TBT Calvin Klein Once Again Tried It With An Upskirt Photo, Just Like They Did 21 Years Ago

The Brothers Have Spoken: Between The World & Me and The Fire Next Time

by Shardae Jobson I immediately stopped drafting my original review of Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ Between the World and Me after I had skimmed reviews online and read more than once, that he was directly influenced by a specific piece of non-fiction work: James Baldwin‘s The Fire Next Time. Having just completed Between The World and Me, I was eager to write my thoughts about it. I felt a wonderful … Continue reading The Brothers Have Spoken: Between The World & Me and The Fire Next Time