Tag Archives: Lupe Fiasco

Music Video Renaissance? Kanye West’s Runaway

In the last year we have had three major music video events, with artists using the medium to launch videos as short films with a pace more lyrical than the usual heart attack-inducing editing style of music videos.  I commented on Lady Gaga and M.I.A.’s videos earlier this year, and now Kanye West has grabbed headlines with his 34-minute museum installation “Runaway.” Continue reading

“Countdown to Zero” both fear mongering and hopeful

Since I was born in 1986, I just missed out on the awesomeness that was the Cold War with all those “kiss your ass goodbye” Duck and Cover ads that existentially traumatized my parents’ generation.  Despite the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the threat of nuclear weapons is still alive–and Countdown to Zero is happy to make you piss your pants with terror. Continue reading

Why is Clint Eastwood Performing Penance?

After watching several films directed by Clint Eastwood, I began to see patterns exhibited by each film’s main characters.  This struck me when I watched Unforgiven. Continue reading