April 26, 2016

Prince, The King of France

By Brian Michael Murphy

“Ahhhh, Prince! C’est enorme!” shouted Jean-Baptiste as I handed him a burned copy of the pop god’s most recent release, Musicology. He was a French college student from a small […]

January 12, 2016

No Father to His Style

By Brian Michael Murphy

On the Biz Markie’s smash hit “Just a Friend,” which I remember watching and singing along with on The Box, he sings a pleading, straining chorus over literally perfect music. […]

October 30, 2015

On Flamenco: Ellison, Lorca, and Me

By Brian Michael Murphy

“Cante Flamenco, or cante hondo [sic] (deep song, as the purer, less florid form is called) is a unique blending of Eastern and Western modes and as such it often […]

February 10, 2013

“Western” and “Modern”

By Amit Majmudar

  It is interesting to note that among Indian Hindus, the words “Western” and “modern” are well-nigh interchangeable in usage. That is, a “modern” way of dressing, loving and marrying, […]