Category Archives: personal

You are beautiful, no matter what they say: a self-love & self-empowerment playlist

Last year, my then-therapist gave me a “homework assignment” to come up with some tangible examples of how I could better love myself. (Self esteem has been a problem area for me for the better part of 35 years.) So … Continue reading

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The 20 best singles of all time.

My personal, definitive list. It might be different next week, but most of these are pretty constant. “Bring the Noise,” Public Enemy (Def Jam 1988) “Fight the Power,” Public Enemy (Motown 1989) “Strings of Life,” Rhythim Is Rhythim (Transmat 1987) … Continue reading

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These are a few of my favorite things: on “Cool Night” and a complicated relationship with my father

[Originally published, here, on April 10, 2003 — almost 14 years ago. I’ve made a few minor edits/updates, but the bulk of this is as originally written. And I swear this wasn’t done intentionally — I was looking for older … Continue reading

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