Let The Sunshine In: The queer legacy of Miloš Forman’s Hair

When it opened the Cannes Film Festival in 1979, Hair proved divisive among critics; some raised the roof, others simply shrugged. Over 40 years later, the fuss has fizzled out altogether. As if by a wicked twist of irony, the original musical, which boasted shaggy bobs begging to be “beaded, braided, flowered and confettied,” has Read More

Discover the sly social critique of this Reagan-era teen thriller

“You’re gonna make it, kids. You’ve gotta be strong.” This is Colonel “Mac” MacWilliams in the opening sequence of The New Kids, giving his teenaged children Loren (Shannon Presby) and Abby (Lori Loughlin) a pep talk about life after having woken them at the crack of dawn and taken them outside for a gruelling outdoor Read More

A Tribe Called Quest – Lost Somebody (We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service Album)

[Intro: Q-Tip] Yeah, Phife—for your life [Verse 1: Q-Tip] Now, in the time when niggas wasn’t supposed to be born Best of us are left for dead in cities that looks war-torn Vietnam going wrong, heroin going strong Neighbors would whoop that bad ass Just for running through their lawn Walt met Cheryl, Cheryl met Read More