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Whose Shoes Are These Anyway? · 9M ago

Prince plays songs from his vault in concert, 2009 (video)

I came across this treasure on YouTube, His Purple Highness performing songs from The Vault:  Old Friends for Sale and other jazz pieces in a Los Angeles concert, 2009. I bought a copy of th...
Whose Shoes Are These Anyway? · 9M ago

Southside with You: Obamas' love story opens this month

I was so deep in the academic hole for the first six months of the year that I completely missed news about the movie Southside with You, the story of Michelle and Barack Obama's romance. Th...
Whose Shoes Are These Anyway? · 9M ago

Rattle Magazine published my poem last month

Almost a month has passed since Rattle Magazine published my poem "Digital Anthropologists Find Our Hashtags" for its Poets Respond series. The poem explores specifically the consecutive sho...
Whose Shoes Are These Anyway? · 10M ago

Great Prince story from Matt Damon (video)

Rolling Stone has posted video of Matt Damon telling a great Prince story on the Jimmy Fallon show.  Of course, all Prince stories bring me joy except the one about his passing in April. ...
Whose Shoes Are These Anyway? · 11M ago

#PRINCE BET Tribute or When Jennifer Hudson Tore Me Up (Purple Rain Video)

Jennifer Hudson tore my heart out singing "Purple Rain" during the Prince Tribute on the BET Awards last night. I have nothing to add to this other than Stevie Wonder and Tori Kelly appear o...
Whose Shoes Are These Anyway? · 11M ago

A bittersweet Happy Birthday to Prince, BET Awards plans to drop mic (Video)

Prince Rogers Nelson, his Royal Purpleness, would have been 58 today, June 7, 2016. In other news about the late, great megastar who died this April, BET Network has promised to deliv...
Whose Shoes Are These Anyway? · 11M ago

Surprise Prince, Alicia Keys duet, 'How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore' (video)

Nothing to add here. The video speaks for itself.
Whose Shoes Are These Anyway? · 1Y ago

Medical Examiner says reports that Prince overdosed are gossip

According to USA TODAY update on Prince's death earlier today,  reports that Prince overdosed are merely gossip. "Forget those reports that Percocet was found in Prince's body, says the me...
Whose Shoes Are These Anyway? · 1Y ago

So, will.I.am, Prince, and Michael Jackson walk into a Vegas bar . . .

Having gotten into several debates about who's the greater genius, Prince or Michael Jackson, I love this story will.i.am tells Ellen Degeneres on her show in the video above. The public's...
Whose Shoes Are These Anyway? · 1Y ago

Van Jones tells the most important Prince story

On CNN, Van Jones tells the truth about Prince's life, which is that Prince was a generous soul. He says this is the most important story to remember about the man other than Prince was a ge...