Serial to have 2 new seasons

Winner of a Peabody and a Silver Gavel award, Serial blew minds when it came out last fall and gave us the true crime story centered around Adnan Syed. That “season” ended with more questions that have ultimately benefited Syed in the court of law. While the people around the story may not appreciate what Sarah… Serial to have 2 new seasons was originally published on Rhyme et Reason Continue reading Serial to have 2 new seasons

Santigold Drops Master of My Make-Believe + Talks About Process

Rhyme et Reason favorite Santigold just released her sophomore album Master of My Make-Believe–the follow up to her 2008 eponymous debut Santogold Santigold. It features songs like “Disparate Youth,” “Big Mouth” and “Go! (feat. Karen O of Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs)” all of which have been mentioned on this very site. Make sure you pick it up as it is available at all of your electronic retailers. But be sure to check out her Instagram interview where she talks about the creative process behind Master of My Make-Believe. You’ll see exclusive pictures with famous friends like Diplo, DJ A-trak, and Lykke Li among others. … Continue reading Santigold Drops Master of My Make-Believe + Talks About Process

Occupy D.C., Occupy Everywhere!

I was dropped off at the corner of K and 16th Street, the northern edge of McPherson Square where Occupy D.C. has been holding its ground for more than a month. A cardboard sign with the handwritten words, “Welcome to Our Revolution of Ethics + Values,” was the first thing I saw as I walked up to the wide path through the public park with my reporter’s notebook and camera. I wasn’t there representing any news organization, but I wanted to see Occupy D.C. for myself and talk to the women and men who are deliberately creating a more just and equitable world in … Continue reading Occupy D.C., Occupy Everywhere!

Seen: VV Brown at DC9 in Washington, DC

(Image via my BlackBerry) On a whim I decided to see VV Brown in DC this past Friday with our new contributor Katie and a friend (who put us up for the night in nearby Arlington).  The show (at DC9) didn’t start until 11PM, which was good considering we didn’t arrive until 10:50-something… The venue was teeny-tiny and VV Brown sure did pack ‘em in.  Talk about standing room only!  There was nowhere to go (except for the bar–let’s be honest).  I had heard good things about Ms. Brown’s live act, and thanks to youtube I knew what I was … Continue reading Seen: VV Brown at DC9 in Washington, DC

Seen: VV Brown at DC9 in Washington, DC

(Image via my BlackBerry)   On a whim I decided to see VV Brown in DC this past Friday with our new contributor Katie and a friend (who put us up for the night in nearby Arlington).  The show (at DC9) didn’t start until 11PM, which was good considering we didn’t arrive until 10:50-something…   The venue was teeny-tiny and VV Brown sure did pack ’em in.  Talk about standing room only!  There was nowhere to go (except for the bar–let’s be honest).  I had heard good things about Ms. Brown’s live act, and thanks to youtube I knew what … Continue reading Seen: VV Brown at DC9 in Washington, DC

Go See: Day of the Dead Altar

(Image via Twitter)   Can’t get enough of el día de muertos?  Want to see a real life altar?  Well, if you live in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. metropolitan area (like us) you’re in luck!   The Mexican Cultural Institute in Wasington D.C. is showcasing a traditional altar (la foto pa’ arriba) until el 23 de noviembre.  Here’s what they have to say about the event: “In 2003, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognized the Day of  the Dead as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, due to the fact that the celebration is one of the … Continue reading Go See: Day of the Dead Altar