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Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer

Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer

Brittney Bray, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Nation & World

Toni Morrison, playwright. Arthur Miller, screenwriter. Sylvia Plath, author. And now you can add Compton-born rapper Kendrick Lamar to the list of prominent Pulitzer Prize winners. In previous years, Pulitzer Prizes for music were mainly given to classical and jazz composers. But on Monday, April 16,...

Review: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ a satisfying triumph

Review: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ a satisfying triumph

Kirsten Onsgard

March 24, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

The last time we heard from Kendrick Lamar, he was spinning a tale of a Compton kid crushed by peer pressure and crime. In its storytelling, conceptual nature and catchiness, “Good Kid, m.A.A.d City” is a remarkable album, one showcasing Lamar’s self-awareness as he dissects his past. But years after being publicly recognized for his acc...

Pitchfork Music Festival: Sunday recap

Kirsten Onsgard

July 21, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

While Mutual Benefit’s sweet indie folk was a soft ease into the afternoon, my exhaustion-induced headache wasn’t having it; and judging by the mix of beers and iced coffee in tote among early attendees, most were a bit worn. I grabbed an iced coffee myself and hunkered in at the Green Stage in...

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