The Pop Culture Philosopher Blog

Reconstructivist Art: Kehinde Wiley

Artist Kehinde Wiley as an example of Reconstructivist Art. Kehinde Wiley is an African American visual artist, known primarily for his lush, full-scale portraits of young urban African American men in contemporary clothing, but...

I’m Not There: Film Review

I knew even before the house lights went down that I needed to approach this film in the right frame of mind. I knew not to expect a rational or linear plotline, that my...

Warriors Remix

A few years ago, I participated in a number of the remix contests sponsored by the Indaba website –a chance to play producer with some big name artists.  Generally I tried to work chiefly...

Featured Video Play Icon

The Dangerously Talented Miriam Makeba

Parisian audiences famously rioted at the premiere of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.  Although often cited as evidence that the audience simply didn’t understand what they were hearing, the opposite is arguably true –they recognized...

Black Orchid Trio

Performing Arts Showcase

The 2014 Columbus Invitational Arts Competition’s Performing Arts Showcase is this Saturday, August 23rd, at the Columbus Performing Arts Center 549 Franklin Avenue, 7-9pm.  The Columbus Invitational (CIAC) is in its third year of...

from The New Yorker

New Yorker Caption Contest

I finally got a caption accepted into the New Yorker Caption Contest.  Time to add “published in the New Yorker” to my resume! Vote here, but only if you like my caption the best!