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“Very Artistical” is a blog that features the cool and complicated stuff in progressive culture. We’ll touch on music, art, photography, film, books, and even how race
is often laying in the cut, informing most of it all. Lots to discuss. Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Books
Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey, Big Book and Major Museum Exhibit

Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey, Big Book and Major Museum Exhibit

A large-format volume and a museum exhibition explore the four-decade history of hip-hop in America and the genre's impact on the world.
Jay-Z and Charlie Rose Talk About Decoded

Jay-Z and Charlie Rose Talk About Decoded

A convo at the Brooklyn Museum that might help position hip-hop lyricism at a level of the finest art, at least for the night.
Lyle Owerko's "The Boombox Project" Documents An Iconic Hip-Hop Staple

Lyle Owerko’s “The Boombox Project” Documents An Iconic Hip-Hop Staple

This NY artist pays homage to the "ghetto-blasters" that were popular in the 1980s with a gallery exhibition and new book.
Remembering Jimi Hendrix

Remembering Jimi Hendrix

September marks the 40th anniversary month of guitar god Jimi Hendrix's death on Sept. 18, 1970. There are a boatload of events, books, reissued music and photos devoted to his legacy.
"Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art"

“Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art”

A comprehensive survey of the work from some 150 artists including Keith Haring, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey and Os Gemeos.
Week in Review: An FBI informant revealed, Ntozake Shange's new book, Kanye's latest song and more

Week in Review: An FBI informant revealed, Ntozake Shange’s new book, Kanye’s latest song and more

Links to some of the week's most compelling stories.
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