Adesola Thomas

Rapper and social activist Raymond Lawrence Riley, otherwise known by the stage name Boots Riley, has been a prominent voice in the political hip-hop world for more than two decades. Lead vocalist of Oakland, Calif.,-based rap group The Coup, Riley ...

Boots Riley’s debut film “Sorry to Bother You” is a visceral critique of the American capitalist process. Rapper turned writer and director, Riley expertly uses humor and music to allow the audience to recline amid the film’s daunting, contemplative social ...

In an interview with New Musical Express, Ruban Nielson of Kiwi psychedelic-rock band Unknown Mortal Orchestra (UMO) said he wanted the band’s fourth full-length LP, “Sex and Food,” to exist outside of the overwhelmingly “political space” the world was becoming. ...

Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” predates the recent influx of nostalgic media (“Stranger Things,” ”It,” “Will & Grace”), but it could not have been more punctual. This adaptation of the eponymous 2011 Ernest Cline novel is a dense nostalgia-fest which ...

In the midst of a cinematic moment where demands for representation and stories about bravery are increasing, Ava DuVernay’s, “A Wrinkle in Time” arrives on time, but intermittently struggles to assert itself. The film’s racially diverse cast and stunning visuals ...

Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved 1962 science fantasy novel “A Wrinkle in Time” has piqued the attention of some of the book’s cult following and advocates for diversity in media. The enormous $103 million budget, the largest ever ...

Swedish shoegaze rock band The Radio Dept. graced listeners with the release of its first single of 2018, “Your True Name.” It is the most delightful song that Spotify’s Discover Weekly has suggested I listen to this year. The song’s ...