The GZA, also known as the Genius, is one of the great veterans of hip hop. In 1995 his album Liquid Swords was named one of Source Magazine’s 100 greatest hip hop albums of all time. After all the hard work and time he has put into his music, he still constantly raises the bar for himself and for everyone around him, proving why he and the Wu Tang Clan are still as strong and dangerous as ever.
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Acceptance, self-discovery, and ignoring outer and inner detractors are the primary lessons Avenue Q invites its audience to consider. … read more
Located right at the racy hip of State Street, Little World sits like an old buckle on the belt of the city’s tenderloin. Dependable, delicious, and so defiantly small that they even keep the entrance to the wash closets outside. For more than a decade, Little World’s run-down atmosphere and unpretentious, dependably homey Chinese food has attracted big city refugees from both coasts. Recently given a makeover, the cafe’s signature ambiance has been replaced with a newly painted and spiffy atmosphere. … read more
There is an innate assumption that punk rock is nothing more than a phase in most people’s lives. If you’re still rocking a Subhumans back patch or maintaining a NOFX vinyl collection past the age of 21, people will think you’re weird–and not even the good kind of punk rock weird. Strike Anywhere is different. Ten years after their formation, they’ve kept their energy, anger and, most importantly, their integrity. … read more
The first time I heard RJD2 (RJ Krohn), I was at a party for the radio station where I worked as a DJ, and I wasn’t wearing any pants. The soon-to-be-ridiculously-ubiquitous single “Ghostwriter” off his Deadringer LP came over the speakers through the crowd of pantsless folk with its infectious horn lines and I could not cease my boxered booty from shaking. After going in a new, more self-reliant direction in 2007 with his last release, The Third Hand, he’s blasting back onto the scene with his newest, The Colossus. … read more
One thing you’ll quickly learn about the Princess Kennedy is that I wear my life on my Dolman sleeve. Since I’m so honest, it really gets my tucker bunched when judgmental people come in and twist others and my business into completely untrue stories. I feel it necessary to pass on a tale of one friend’s fight for sobriety, to share just a little of what someone might go through in a struggle to simply stay alive. … read more
In January we resolve to change our lives for the better, we set goals: lose weight, drink less, ride or ski 100 days this season … all good resolutions, but may I suggest one more? Try setting the goal to see one art exhibit a month, given the slew of art galleries and the always inviting gallery stroll held on the third friday of every month, this resolution doesn’t require a 12-step program or waking up at dawn every day, a fairly easy and fun resolution to keep, therefore making you an example of fortitude when you declare your resolution successful! … read more