Rap duo Paris Texas wants fame in anonymity

In every era, music artists explore new styles of sound that break the normative standards. Over time, these styles have been given a name such as Punk Rock, Hip-Hip, Alternative R&B and Bedroom Pop. With every genre, one artist molds that very style for everyone else around them. In her 2018 single “Pretty Girl,” Clairo is a great example of a pioneer who developed the genre of Bedroom Pop. The track’s music videos, through its one take bedroom videos, with lyrics on the screen and …

In Paris, yellow vests fight the yellow-bellied

When Emmanuel Macron triumphed over his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, in the 2017 French presidential election, many were quick to declare it a victory over the upswell of populism that was enveloping various corners of the world. A pro-EU centrist, he proved that the French people had not completely lost their minds, and cooler heads were still capable of prevailing in the face of fear and ugly nativism. The embittered neocons who hadn’t joined the Trump train due to being actual conservatives – once …

Media needs to do a better job at covering tragedies

Major media outlets are more likely to cover tragedies in first-world Western countries than in underdeveloped nations. This is no more evident in the coverage of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris as opposed to the coverage of terrorist attacks in northern Nigeria. The attacks on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and another attack on a kosher grocery store in the French capital generated global outcry in the hours after they took place. The attacks left a total of 17 people dead. …