Ice Cube, Straigh Atta Comptom

“Straight Outta Compton,” the Universal Pictures film chronicling the rise of rap group N.W.A, topped the box office on its debut, helping Comcast Corp.’s Universal Pictures extend its record-breaking 2015 streak. The biopic, co-produced by the group’s founders Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, collected $60.2 million in the U.S. and Canada, Rentrak Corp. said Monday […]

Kanye West, Poetic Subject? The cynic (or is it the realist?) may look at Sarah Blake’s first volume of poetry, “Mr. West,” with a skeptical eye toward its interest in pop culture: The book is about Kanye West. It is also about contemporary media, motherhood, appropriation, infatuation and race. But it is mainly about Kanye West. Yet neither […]

$50,000 Poetry Prize

Six authors make $50K St. Francis College Literary Prize shortlist Paul Beatty is on the shortlist for his book “The Sellout.” Photo by Hannah Assouline Winner to be Announced Sept. 19 at Brooklyn Book Festival Gala Brooklyn Daily Eagle From 130 to six, the shortlist is out for the $50,000 St. Francis College Literary Prize, one […]

Boston Poetry Marathon 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. It’s on the outskirts of Inman Square, but you must be able to spot the “186” from the Cambridge and Hampshire Street intersection, flanking the right façade of a faded brown triple-decker. You can’t help but tilt your head 45 degrees and stare at the giant white numbers that each must be close […]