Monday, August 20, 2007
bravo on this piece, a reclamation of "Trapped in the Closet" by Kelefa Sanneh. i've long grown tired of hearing people say that R. Kelly isn't in on the joke of his own material-- even the host on those IFC streams seems to suggest that his laughs are in spite of Kels's efforts rather than because of them. anyway, this is a really smart and overdue editorial on the phenomenon and its potentially racist implications.
Max Roach broadcast rolls on--thanks WKCR! also Destination Out really outdid themselves with this compendium of Max wax.