A lot of people dismiss Dominican-American pop singer George Lopez Jr, also known as Twin Shadow, as a hipster who packages new wave nostalgia. Maybe that’s true. But there’s something about this tune–which came out late last year–that I like.

Further Reading

The house of exile

Edward Said once said of the usefulness of exile for intellectual work: it involves adopting “a spirit of opposition, rather than accommodation.” James Baldwin and Sisonke Msimang took it to heart.