Tag: POP CULTURE

Don’t Get It ‘Twis’-ted: Sign Language Interpreter Steals the Show at a Twista Concert and Shows Importance of Access for Deaf People

Twista at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2018 in Miami Beach, Fla.Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for BET) Twista may be the fastest-rapping MC in the world, but how good is he with his hands? His sign-language interpretive hands, that is. Probably not half as good as Amber Galloway Gallego, the sign language interpreter hired […]

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With 37 Covers, New York Magazine Celebrates the Timeless, Transformative World of Drag

(clockwise from top left) Myron Morgan, Ra’Jah O’Hara, Monae X Change, Miss Peppermint, Latrice Royale, Honey Davenport (bottom right), Trinity K Bone’t, Coco Montrese (bottom center), Yvie Oddly, Jaidynn FierceScreenshot: Martin Schoeller (New York Magazine) If you weren’t already aware, here’s some tea worth spilling: Pop culture owes a great debt to drag culture. From our […]

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The Bitter, the Sweet, and the Book: Beyoncé’s Seminal Work Enters the Literary Canon With The Lemonade Reader

Image: Routledge Press In the three years since Beyoncé seamlessly merged black feminism and pop culture with the release of Lemonade, much has been said—and written—about the impact of her semi-autobiographical visual album, which traced a direct lineage from ancient African religion and folklore to Gullah culture to New Orleans’ “bounce” and the black female […]

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