With Latin music on the rise, artists grapple with when to get political
“I believe this is a moment where a lot of people with Hispanic roots are searching for music that speaks to them.”
"There’s also something a little bit hopeful and beautiful about the idea of this zone that’s no longer habitable by humans that’s just turning into this lush forest that’s full of life.”
“The game show to me made a lot of sense because it was a great juxtaposition of an absurd counter to an absurd crisis.”
Shortly after he sold into slavery on a Thai fishing boat, Vannak Anan Prum saw one of his fellow Cambodian workers fall overboard. He and the other crew members rushed to rescue him, but the captain told them to throw the man back. It’s bad luck to save someone the sea gods have already claimed, the captain said.
“The whole point of the 'Faggot EP' was to give a fun and positive reference to the word 'faggot,' so if a young person like myself was growing up and heard that word thrown at them, they could fight back."
"Comics, a lot of people don't realize this, have always commented on what's happening in the society around us in some form or another."
I've left a lot of interviews because I couldn't go into the personal details of my own nightmare.
“Most people don’t know that the U.S. is the only democratic country in the world where artists don’t get paid for radio airplay."
"I had no idea how I was going to be open about it professionally. For ages it seemed like a possibility so out of reach it never really crossed my mind."
The show's title, "To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again," is the translation of the name Tsumeb, a Namibian town decimated by German extraction of its copper.
At my second job, they simply had me put on the uniform and strut around the room until they made their decision.
A white, working-class rapper talking about depression in the current political climate might seem like a message for kids wearing MAGA caps, but Orrick is more interested in calling out the wealthy and empathizing with grocery clerks.