Critic’s Notebook: The Rise of the Internet Fan Bully

A member of the group Fifth Harmony was cyberbullied into silence, showing how celebrity fandom can quickly curdle into hate.

A member of the group Fifth Harmony was cyberbullied into silence, showing how celebrity fandom can quickly curdle into hate.

An ‘Otello’ Without Blackface Highlights an Enduring Tradition in Opera

That leading opera houses have continued to use blackface into the 21st century may be more surprising to many people than the news that the Met is ending it.

That leading opera houses have continued to use blackface into the 21st century may be more surprising to many people than the news that the Met is ending it.


Nicki Minaj: Black Women ‘Rarely Rewarded’ for Pop Culture Contributions

The singer set off a debate when she reacted to a snub from the MTV Video Music Awards by pointing to racism in the music industry.

The singer set off a debate when she reacted to a snub from the MTV Video Music Awards by pointing to racism in the music industry.


Son of Mezz Mezzrow Finds His Father’s Legacy Lives in a Jazz Club in the Village

Milton Mesirow, the son of the legendary jazz clarinetist, said he was “honored” to find the club Mezzrow in Greenwich Village named for his father.


Milton Mesirow, the son of the legendary jazz clarinetist, said he was “honored” to find the club Mezzrow in Greenwich Village named for his father.


Franklin James Fisher on Protests, the South and an Algiers Album

An impeccably timed debut album combines the ambient doom of the days after the financial crisis and the recent unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore with a critique of the systems responsible.

An impeccably timed debut album combines the ambient doom of the days after the financial crisis and the recent unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore with a critique of the systems responsible.