vəˈräɡō/: a woman of strength or spirit; a female warrior.

Monthly Archives: December 2012

Hope

“When we redefine ourselves and refine the trajectory of our lives, we lose a lot of ‘friends’. What we gain is not only a deeper meaning of self, but deeper bonds with those who are along for the uncut version of the full journey. Worth it.” ~ Michelle Tomlinson

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J.J. Abrams Turns Down ‘Star Wars’

Regardless of how this film is going to get made, Abrams is the first to publicly announce his non-involvement (please do not get me started on the Disney Machine). Add Abrams and his Trekkie predilections to a growing list of decliners including Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino. I can only imagine what a …

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Jennah Bell – “3hrs, 59min. (New York)”

Jennah Bell, hailing from Oakland, California, amazed on this year’s BET Awards. This past Thursday at Okayplayer’s Holiday Jam at Brooklyn Bowl,  Jennah  performed with a host of talented folks including The Roots, William Hart of  The Delphonics , A$AP Rocky, Talib Kweli, Q-Tip, Rahzel, Tunde Adebimpe from TV On The Radio, Bilal, and many more. Jennah stole the show with an unbelievable cover of Notorious B.I.G.‘s “Big Poppa” (footage to come). Her enrapturing, …

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6th Annual Okayplayer Holiday Jam Updated: ATCQ “Electric Relaxation” Q-Tip, The Roots, Talib Kweli (LIVE)

The 6th Annual Okayplayer Holiday Jam took place this past Thursday at Brooklyn Bowl starring The Roots. Special guests included William Hart of The Delphonics (!!!), A$AP Rocky, Talib Kweli, Q-Tip, Rahzel, Tunde Adebimpe from TV On The Radio, Johnny Osbourne, Screechy Dan + Red Fox, Wild Belle, Bilal, Robert Glasper, Os Kuduristas and more.   Bostonians can check out …

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Happy Birthday, Lemmy Kilmister

Christmas Eve. I forego my ritualistic trip to Amoeba Records. It’s a tradition and the only time of the year I splurge completely on music and film. But I got the Frank Ocean record, the Kendrick Lamar record and a cool 13th Floor Elevators compilation. I even found the Beat Documentary The Source (my last DVD before *sigh* going over to …

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