All posts by Rob Fields

EDITORIAL: Our N-Word Conundrum

When it comes to the N-word, black people have no one to blame but ourselves.

/ January 3, 2012

REVIEW: Umair Haque – “The New Capitalist Manifesto” (Harvard Business Review Press)

A look at 21st century capitalism--and its implications for 21st century culture

/ April 10, 2011

REVIEW: Ava DuVernay’s “I Will Follow”

The beautifully done film is an assured and compelling meditation on love, death, loss and, ultimately, life.

/ March 20, 2011

REVIEW: Kanye West — "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" (Roc-A-Fella)

Every super hero needs a theme song. And a super villain to fight against.

/ December 15, 2010

Now on TheRoot.com: "Black Rock Rolls On"

The state of black rock circa 2010.

/ June 29, 2010

Now on HuffingtonPost.com: "Window Seat" or Much Badu About Nothing

Erykah risked nothing emotionally, physically or artistically. Then what are we applauding?

/ April 2, 2010

Now on The Huffington Post.com: Dash’s Blakroc disses black rock

How can you call something “BlakRoc” when the black folks on the project only rap and the rockers are all white?

/ October 21, 2009

Now on TheRoot.com: Loud and In Living Colour

Living Colour: They're literally like Coltrane's Classic Quartet playing rock. Yeah.

/ September 28, 2009

Now on TheRoot.com: Rock is Black Music, Too!

Time to give rock another look. Because hip hop is out of ideas.

/ April 21, 2009

Election night 2008

And the euphoria of those who helped make it real. . . Read More

/ November 5, 2008

Wassup 2008

Leave it to director Charles Stone to update the iconic "Wassup" commercial for 2008. Hat tip to both Sharon Pendana and Howard Duffy for sending this to me. Enjoy! Read More

/ October 24, 2008

The real difference between liberals and conservatives

  Why does it seem like liberals and conservatives never seem to agree?  Is it simplistic to say that they just see the world differently?  Maybe not.  Check out this fascinating talk given at the 2008 TED conference by University of Virginia psychologist Jonathan Haidt, who studies the cultural context...

/ September 26, 2008