Which seams were splitting? Those separating reality and hyperreality.
One of pop culture’s most accessible entry points for understanding a War on Terror is a cartoon from George Lucas.
The video for “NWO” was equally incendiary, mashing Bush’s speech, the Rodney King riots, and probably a truckload of smoke machines into a reel that MTV would never play today.
El-P’s uncompromising poetry and stuttered beats are built only for those looking for the next level.
That the American intelligentsia finally seems ready to admit that Spiegelman was speaking truth to power in the dark years of 2002 and 2003 ought to make us sleep a little better at night