Jolted by the rise of the far-right National Front and racial slurs from rock royalty like Eric Clapton, British music photographer Red Saunders and like-minded creatives formed Rock Against Racism, the subject of the 2019 documentary "White Riot," in the late-'70s.
"Dear White People" screens on Oct. 24 at the University of South Carolina's Davis Field.
“Visions of India” focuses on 21st-century painting, interactive sculpture, and multimedia works from India and its diaspora.
This year, pretty much all of Columbia’s biggest, most vibrant crowds haven’t been allowed to materialize. The latest is JerryFest, which regularly packs an expansive, enthusiastic audience around the Five Points Fountain as some of the area’s best jam-leaning rock acts pay tribute to legendary Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia.
“When it all fades to black, I’ll be gettin’ back on track / Back to my own head, cleared out, ’til the time comes / Make a whole new mess again,” Angel Olsen sings on the title track of her new album.
For obvious reasons, it would have been a damn shame if COVID-19 had kept Historic Columbia’s Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture from happening in 2020.
Netflix seems to have taken my entire childhood and put it into a series with the new High Score.
Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn concerns a 16-year-old Black teen from Brooklyn killed in a racially motivated attack in an Italian neighborhood.
Lovecraft Country incorporates Black people surviving the Jim Crow South with magic and monsters.
Once upon a time, back before snarky Internet comments and such, there was a wonderful show that made fun of the many, many cheesy, cheap, badly acted and otherwise awful movies.
There’s something wholly peaceful about the music Yo La Tengo creates.
In a different world, the fabulous, existentially grounded Groundhog Day homage that is Palm Springs would be the indie flick blockbuster of the summer.
The Jasper Project continues the virtual editions of its Tiny Gallery series by featuring an artist as well known for his music as his visual art.
The story of Betty Davis is as fascinating as it is sad. Known for being the first wife of Miles Davis, she was responsible for his surge into the fashion of the ‘60s and his going electric.
Things are reopening, and there are some options for seeing music in person, but excellent live-stream options remain.
It’s official: The distance between Dave Chappelle and other comedians is now equivalent to Secretariat running away from his competition.
Atlanta rapper Killer Mike is the man of the moment, from his impassioned speech to his hometown two weeks ago on the cusp of the nationwide protests inspired by the brutal police killing of George Floyd to his rap duo Run the Jewels delivering what could be a zeitgeist-defining album in RTJ4.
A malevolent magic imbues the scarred Icelandic countryside in Björk’s 1986 film debut The Juniper Tree.
The Midlands Astronomy Club regularly hosts meet-ups during normal times for people to socialize and look at the wonders of the cosmos (at least those visible through a telescope with a city’s light as the backdrop).
The organic, near-effortless Americana grace of Jason Isbell is best experienced live, but a new record with a new batch of songs is always worth celebrating.
No film captures the vampire’s unearthly power like W. F. Murnau’s silent Nosferatu.
From the beginning, the computer-animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars had to make up for other disappointments.
Of all the things that have been canceled to deter close social contact, I miss live music the most.
The COVID-19 slowdown is disrupting local musicians’ routines and ways of life, so a hearty cheers is in order to the ones making lemonade out of socially distanced lemons.
In the case of Kemapalooza, COVID-19 can’t keep a good fundraiser down.
Every morning, I take a cup of coffee out onto my balcony. I sit down, I drink it.
I’ve been wrestling with a question I’m sure some of you are wrestling with, too: Should I watch the 2011 film Contagion?
One of the few things that’s been lovely to see over the last week or so has been the way local musicians have so quickly and enthusiastically turned to live-streaming internet concerts to keep themselves out there and entertain their fans in these stressful times.