Despite the traction it is getting online (over 22 million views and counting on YouTube alone), what the rapper did was nothing new.
The lawyer and human rights crusader, who died Wednesday, spoke on Truthdig Radio in 2013. To honor Ratner, we are reposting the audio of that interview.
Tupac Shakur was killed in 1996, but he rose from the stage at Coachella on Sunday, a hologram that entertained a mesmerized crowd and promised a new era of technologically enhanced grave robbing.
The Super Bowl commercial is a shell game. Detroit’s pain isn’t the result of some existential crisis of faith, but a direct consequence of the amoral, profit-seeking behaviors of Chrysler itself.Unlike most of the Super Bowl's 111 million viewers, judging by the effusive tidal wave of tweeted praise that attended its airing, I did not love the new Chrysler ad. In fact, I hated it.
Given the outsourcing, the massive bailout, the abandoned houses and the rest of the city's emotional baggage, it was sort of inevitable that Chrysler's "Imported from Detroit" ad, featuring Eminem and spanning roughly $12 million worth of airtime, would elicit cheers and jeers from Congress.
Every year at this time, we celebrate the anniversary of women's suffrage by recognizing those who have done their best over the last 12 months to set back the cause of women.
At the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, Bruno (Sacha Baron Cohen's alter ego) used the power of gayness to drive homophobic rapper Eminem from the arena. Watch Slim Shady get acquainted with the fashionista's "Hodensack." Update: Was it staged?