• Miley Cyrus Needs to Take an African American Studies Class

    Miley Cyrus's latest video feels like a blatant example of gross cultural appropriation, akin to the Pat Boones and Elvises of yesteryear. I talked to Ohio University's Professor Akil Houston about all the ways Cyrus's idea of "blackness" was...

  • Fast Times at Suzuka Circuit

    I'm in the press box at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan, watching the qualifying round of the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. It’s hard to sustain a line of thought for too long here, as every few seconds a stupidly fast car whips past your face at...

  • Dance, Dance, Revolution!

    Are you down with the JammX? Um, they're only about to take over the entire kidz music scene.