About This Episode

Artists and critics have a famously contentious relationship. It can seem, at least, that the discipline of critiquing stands at odds  to the discipline of creating it. Yet, I can’t think of really any professional artist who doesn’t hold some very pointed opinions about the work they consume (as well as their own. And I’ve yet to meet a professional critic whose attention to an art form didn’t at least begin in a sincere admiration for… if not love for… that same art form. 

My guest on this episode is poet and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib. IN our brief conversation, I think you’ll find a vision of art, pop culture, industry and creativity in which there aren’t hard lines between diagnosis or analysis and a long, loving gaze and what human hands have made. 

Our conversation actually begins with him reflecting on a grammy moment in which Adele used time during her acceptance speech to suggest that Beyonce was perhaps, more deserving of the award.

Check it out.   

Share this episode:

Resources

Hanif's Site

Hanfif's Books

Additional Resources

Whitney Kissing Michael on the Cheek (image)

Other 2016 Episodes

Episode #8: Katelyn Beaty

Play Episode Download Subscribe Share this episode: About This Episode My guest on episode 8 is ...

Episode #7: David Bazan

Play Episode Download Subscribe Share this episode: About This Episode Songwriter and artist David Bazan is ...

BONUS: 18 More Minutes Of David Bazan

Play Episode Download Subscribe Share this episode: About This Episode Please enjoy this extra, bonus clip ...

Episode #6: Jeremy Courtney

Play Episode Download Subscribe Share this episode: About This Episode Jeremy Courtney is my guest on ...

Leave a Comment





Share This!

Stay Updated!

Be the first to know about new podcasts!

Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.