Get Carter

The buildup has been ridiculously protracted and expectations concomitantly bloated, but Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. aka. Lil Wayne’s long-awaited sixth official solo album, Tha Carter III does not disappoint. It’s no It Takes a Nation of Millions or Illmatic, but could well be a Blueprint. In other words, not a masterpiece as an album, but…

Back on a Balance

The latest album by the Minneapolis hip hop group Atmosphere, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint that Shit Gold, seems to mark a fine maturation for the pioneers of suburbia rap. This is not so much due to it being radically different from their earlier work, but rather because it refines some of the…

Natasja under Kreativ Bogføring

Dansk Folkepartis tilegnelse af Natasjas humanistiske opråb til det danske folk, “Gi’ Mig Danmark Tilbage”, i deres seneste annoncekampagne, er ikke blot udtryk for en usmagelig mangel på respekt for den afdøde protestsangerindes eftermæle, men for to centrale karakteristika ved den propagandastrategi både Folkepartiet og regeringen med succes har benyttet sig af i deres kamp…

Komiks.dk 2008 — Et blik tilbage, og frem

Den tredje Komiks.dk, afholdt forrige weekend, var på snart sagt alle niveauer den bedste hidtil. Kvaliteten og bredden i programmet og løftet i professionalisme fra arrangørgruppens og de frivilliges side var med til yderligere at konsolidere festivalen centralt i den danske tegneseriekultur. Det var mit klare indtryk, at afskeden den solbeskinnede søndag eftermiddag for langt…

At Nightfall

There is a distinct sense of hesitation to the work of the Italian Renaissance painter Sebastiano del Piombo (1485-1547). In spite of a high level of craft and an acute visual sensibility, many of his pictures are characterised by a searching insecurity, which also seems reflected in his notoriously low rate of productivity. According to…