2020 Reads

Advanced Flow & Delivery for MCs

June 11, 2020

How to Rap 2: Advanced Flow and Delivery Techniques by Paul Edwards This isn’t a manual on how to rap. I don’t think a book can really teach you how to craft great hip-hop songs. But studying the work of talented emcees is definitely a [Keep Reading]

Word . . . The Language of Hip Hop Culture

May 27, 2020

Roc the Mic Right: The Language of Hip Hop Culture by H. Samy Alim “The African American oral tradition is rooted in a belief in the power of the Word. The African concept of Nommo, the Word, is believed to be the force of life itself. To [Keep Reading]

The Story Behind Walk This Way

May 13, 2020

Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song That Changed American Music Forever by Geoff Edgers Run-DMC’s third album changed the landscape of popular music. Their first two albums were overseen by super-producer Larry Smith. [Keep Reading]

Surf Through Life (A Guide for Kids)

May 5, 2020

Mop Rides the Waves of Life by Jaimal Yogis & Matthew Allen Meet Mop . . . a young boy who really loves to surf and is having a difficult time navigating what is shaping up to be a bad week. His mom teaches him that he can navigate the good and [Keep Reading]

Read the Classics and Take Notes

April 29, 2020

“The adventurous student will always study classics, in whatever language they may be written and however ancient they may be. For what are the classics but the noblest recorded thoughts of man? They are the only oracles which are not decayed, [Keep Reading]

Hannah’s Life Panel by Panel

April 16, 2020

The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth by Ken Krimstein Hannah Arendt was a philosopher and political theorist who coined the term totalitarianism. Her works have been hugely influential. And we finally get to hear her story in this [Keep Reading]

Green Lantern Comics Binge

April 15, 2020

Binge watching television is a popular activity these days. This is when you tackle entire seasons of television, or even a whole series, in rapid succession. I thought that I would take this idea and apply it to comic books. I decided to start with [Keep Reading]

We Need More Han Solo Adventures

April 9, 2020

Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet When we were introduced to Han Solo in Star Wars: A New Hope, it was clear that this was a fascinating character. He moved from being a self-centered smuggler to a galactic hero during the course of the film. [Keep Reading]
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