Though the Wire: 15 Years Later

15 years ago, Kanye was a name recognized by hip hop heads far and wide, mostly for his work on Jay Z’s The Blueprint, but not at all as the mogul we know today. This fact that he was so unknown is why the world didn’t stop turning at the moment that, retrospectively, defined his career. 

Eugene V. Debs: an American Life

Bernie Sanders ran a socialist campaign during this past election cycle, emphasizing issues like wealth and income inequality, especially concerning folks in the American middle class. Believe it or not, he is not the first ever presidential candidate to run on a socialist platform. You wouldn’t really know about it, though, if you were brought…

Moogfest 2017: Our Top Five Favorite Acts

  Our directors Justice Eiden and Ethan Brown covered Moogfest for WIUX last weekend. Below are their top five acts from the Durham-based music and tech festival:   Avalon Emerson  I wish I could have stayed for her whole set. We arrived in Durham on Thursday after a 16-hour car ride from Chicago, so it’s…

Sitting down with Shea Serrano

Morgan Hunt sat down with New York Times best selling author and Twitter celebrity Shea Serrano to talk about his books, the power of having an army of followers on Twitter, and, of course, Kanye West.

Neil Gorsuch Officially Sworn into the United States Supreme Court

Earlier today, Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s pick for the vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat, was officially sworn in as the high court’s 113th justice. Gorsuch’s accession to the court came after one of the most controversial Senate procedural maneuvers in U.S. history. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) employed the “nuclear option” to move…

The Age of the Female Auteur

Female musicians are now the driving force for the art and music world like never before, detailing each new project in eras–a term recently used to describe an album’s aesthetic for that time.