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Media and the (Im)possibility of Democracy: A Call to Action

As a follow up and response to his keynote address on the state of mass media and journalism Robert McChesney sat down this morning with Jared Ball for a discussion of that address.  This all was part of the Center for American and World Cultures Robert E. Strippel Memorial at Miami University (OH).  McChesney and Ball discussed differences of historical interpretation, societal … Continue reading Media and the (Im)possibility of Democracy: A Call to Action

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Hip-Hop Nation: Mixtape Revolution? A Review of I MIX WHAT I LIKE! A MIXTAPE MANIFESTO

*Originally appeared in LeftTurn Magazine by Xan West. “The ability to determine which forms of cultural expression are widely disseminated and which are not is purely ideological and serves a colonizing purpose”- Jared Ball, I Mix What I Like!: A Mixtape Manifesto I have a confession.  I’ve most likely seen every episode, reunion and thrown down of Love & … Continue reading Hip-Hop Nation: Mixtape Revolution? A Review of I MIX WHAT I LIKE! A MIXTAPE MANIFESTO