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Atheists versus imams? Can't we have more choices?

Hip-hop star M.I.A. broadcasts the sound of those with one foot in the First World and the other in the global South.

The oppression of Muslim women is a major theme among the Islamofascistly aware. If only they felt the same about other women on earth.

Faced with a choice between facts and theology, antichoicers choose the latter every time.

The British rockers stick a fork in the recording industry by offering downloads of a new album for whatever fans want to pay. Oh, the anguish.

Listening to Sonny Rollins for the first time. Again.

Clinton, Edwards, Obama: behind the branding, they're more similar than you think.

With the exception of John Edwards's plan to eradicate poverty, the concerns of the poor seem to have fallen off the progressive agenda for 2008.

Memo to candidates: There are more atheists, agnostics and skeptics out there than you think. How about sending us some love?

Michael Ignatieff apologizes for being wrong on Iraq. If only mainstream media acknowledged all the people who were right.

Blogs

A new collection featuring ninety-nine tracks of class-conscious music from ninety-nine artists.

May 17, 2012

How the Beastie Boys brought hope to female hip hop fans.

May 8, 2012

For me, losing a Beastie Boy is like what losing a Beatle was to my father's generation.

May 4, 2012

In tribute to all those planning actions for May Day, here’s my stab at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written about working people.

April 25, 2012

&ldquotLiberty Walk,” the one percenter teen sensation’s catchy, if repetitive, remixed single sets her music to laudatory images from OWS encampments throughout the nation.

November 29, 2011

Since every great protest movement needs its culture, here's my stab at a list of the ten best songs ever written about class and poverty in tribute to #OccupyWallStreet.

October 3, 2011

An incomplete list of ten of the best songs ever written about school.

September 9, 2011

In honor of Labor Day, here’s a stab at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written about working people.

September 4, 2011

In honor of today's 91st anniversary of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote, here's my completely assailable list of the top ten songs about women's equality.

August 26, 2011

Eric has never written for US News, and he is frustrated with T-Mobile.

August 12, 2011