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Podcast: Reply All: #89 Worldstar

The unlikely rise of Lee O'Denat, the founder of Worldstar Hip Hop. Also, we reopen a cold case. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Feb 23, 2017 - 7 comments

Movie: Morris from America

Morris (Markees Christmas) is a 13-year-old African-American who moves to Heidelberg with his dad (Craig Robinson), who coaches professional soccer. The film explores Morris's romantic and coming-of-age misadventures. [Trailer #1 | full soundtrack listing] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 31, 2016 - 5 comments

The Get Down: Where There is Ruin, There is Hope for a Treasure  Season 1, Ep 1

Review: ‘The Get Down’ Is ‘West Side Story’ With Rappers and Disco Queens “The Get Down,” Mr. Luhrmann’s 12-episode series for Netflix (six episodes will be available on Friday 8/12), is being promoted as “a comprehensive look at the art form’s true origins” and an authentic evocation of late-’70s New York, that caldron of burning buildings, bankruptcy, cocaine and revolutionary forms of popular music. [more inside]
posted by pjsky on Aug 13, 2016 - 19 comments

Dance Academy: Free Falling  Season 1, Ep 16

Kat throws herself a birthday party, Abigail stirs up trouble.
posted by tel3path on Jun 7, 2016 - 0 comments

Dance Academy: My Life en Pointe  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 15

A German exchange student, Petra, arrives and now Abigail has one more thing to feel legitimately insecure about. Tension between Tara and Christian continues. Kat's Attitude begins to feel like a Problem, even to her.
posted by tel3path on Jun 3, 2016 - 1 comment

Dance Academy: Turning Pointes  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 14

Abigail's not allowed back to class until she gets psychologically and emotionally healthy, which should mean she's ready when she turns about 45. Miss Raine starts bludgeoning Tara a week early. Kat remains a party girl. Sam tries to coax Abigail away from the dark side. Christian rather maturely puts up with the antics of everyone around him, as he is wont to do.
posted by tel3path on Jun 2, 2016 - 2 comments

Dance Academy: Family  Season 1, Ep 13

It's recital week and everyone's families are visiting. Or conspicuously absent. [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Jun 1, 2016 - 2 comments

Dance Academy: Pressure  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 12

It's exam week and everybody is on their last nerve.
posted by tel3path on May 31, 2016 - 0 comments

Dance Academy: One Perfect Day  Season 1, Ep 11

It's all about control. [more inside]
posted by tel3path on May 30, 2016 - 1 comment

Dance Academy: Through the Looking Glass  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 10

Abigail destroys Tara's possessions, then makes up for it by shoplifting. Christian's friend shows up looking for a place to crash, and we find out how Christian got in trouble with the law.
posted by tel3path on May 22, 2016 - 1 comment

Dance Academy: Heartbeat  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 9

Kat's hip hop talents and strong opinions bear good fruit.
posted by tel3path on May 17, 2016 - 2 comments

Dance Academy: Growing Pains  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 8

The perils of going through adolescence in a high pressure atmosphere with constant scrutiny and zero privacy.
posted by tel3path on May 16, 2016 - 3 comments

Dance Academy: Crush Test Dummies  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 7

The students struggle with the two toughest challenges of teenage life: dealing with crushes, and learning hip hop.
posted by tel3path on May 8, 2016 - 5 comments

Dance Academy: Perfection  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 6

The one where everyone behaves less than perfectly.
posted by tel3path on May 7, 2016 - 5 comments

Dance Academy: Real Men Don't Dance  Season 1, Ep 5

Yes they do.
posted by tel3path on May 3, 2016 - 2 comments

Dance Academy: Minefield  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 4

The boy-girl pairs are assigned confidence tests to prepare them for pas de deux.
posted by tel3path on May 2, 2016 - 2 comments

Dance Academy: Behind Barres  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 3

Christian has to go to either ballet school or jail. It's six of one and half a dozen of the other.
posted by tel3path on May 1, 2016 - 2 comments

Dance Academy: Week Zero  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 2

What it says on the tin. It's 0th week and the new intake of students move into the dorm.
posted by tel3path on Apr 30, 2016 - 6 comments

Who wants to watch Dance Academy?

Dance Academy is an Aussie teen drama about students at a ballet school. I expected to hate it, but it's really rather good: well characterized, limits cheese to portions the size of a matchbox, a decent amount of real dancing per episode. Who's with me?
posted by tel3path on Apr 27, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: Straight Outta Compton

The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes pop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 30, 2015 - 13 comments

Movie: Dope

Life changes for Malcolm, a geek who's surviving life in a tough neighborhood, after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends into a Los Angeles adventure.
posted by chrchr on Jul 7, 2015 - 7 comments

Podcast: FACT MIXES - FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.: FACT mix 496: Prefuse 73, or "Themes for a 2005 SAAB (9/3 Wagon)"

A one-of-a-kind hip-hop producer steps up. Although Guillermo Scott Herren has released music under a plethora of different names in his time – including early work as Delarosa & Asora, the drone-informed group Risil, his folk-influenced Savath y Savalas project and the exceptionally titled Diamond Watch Wrists and Piano Overlord – he’s best known for his groundbreaking records as Prefuse 73. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on May 22, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: Song Exploder: Ghostface Killah - The Battlefield

In November 2014, Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan released his 11th album, called 36 Seasons. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jan 12, 2015 - 1 comment

Movie: Top Five

A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancée talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show.
posted by mathowie on Dec 16, 2014 - 7 comments

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