The Unique Artistry of Childish Gambino

“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. –T.S. Eliot There’s been a lot of hubbub lately about Childish Gambino (Alter Ego: Donald Glover) and his apparent plagiarism of underground rapper Jase Harley’s “American Pharaoh” in his nation-sweepingContinue reading “The Unique Artistry of Childish Gambino”

Watching Ninja Warrior

Since 2009 American Ninja Warrior has been growing in popularity.  Originally aired on the esquire network and then relegated to a late night slot on NBC, it now inhabits primetime on monday nights.  For all its red,white, and blue motifery, ANW is actually a western spinoff of a popular Japanese program called “Sasuke”.  Unlike Sasuke,Continue reading “Watching Ninja Warrior”

The Wire: Season 1

As a lifelong resident of Baltimore there is a certain interest I took in The Wire; simply because it is set, and was filmed barely an hour from where I live.  The location of the show plays a major part in the show’s progression as it is partially based upon the accounts of the show’sContinue reading “The Wire: Season 1”