"You're talking to the wrong white man, my friend. My people were the white man's nigger when yours were still painting their faces and chasing zebras."
- Herman 'Hesh' Rabkin (Jerry Adler), The Sopranos
Yes, that was their name.Freshman year of college. One of my good friends was a white ki ... More >>
Yep, it's the third week now that we have been listening to the new Foo Fighters album, Wasting Light. We even acquired it on vinyl this weekend, so we are doubly screwed. Now we just need it on cassette tape and one of those toothbrushes that play music in your skull like you are schizophren ... More >>
Maybe it's leaving behind our twenties and embracing our thirties, but we've been so concerned with the past lately... history, that is. We've been talking to our grandmother in the last few months about her life as a young child growing up on the Texas border.
You truly don't know someone b ... More >>
As America (fuck yeah!) prepares to celebrate its 234th birthday over the long July 4 weekend, our proud yet troubled nation is about to be inundated once again by Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA." About as innocuous as a song can be on the surface, it's become one of the most polarizing t ... More >>
This is bad hair: that ratty, tatty, tangle of hair that has been relaxed, greased and flattened to within an inch of its life sitting atop the heads of lots of African American women (and some men). Since it won't do anything even slightly Vanessa Williams-like (no bouncing curls or windswept ... More >>
â€‹It's a red-letter day in our journalistic career. For the first time in our career, we are being called out in print by a former presidential candidate.Under the headline "The Eternal Life of a Lie," the would-be president and former state representative begins thusly:
Sometimes when I read all ... More >>
Courtesy L.A. Weekly
Well, Michael Jackson's funeral is over, and according to L.A. Weekly, the crowds in downtown L.A. are filing toward various overpasses to catch a glimpse of Jackson's hearse as the funeral procession winds its way toward the cemetery. Rocks Off doesn't want to use the word "ant ... More >>