Talib Kweli, “Traveling Light” (feat. Anderson .Paak), 11/17/17
The Roots and Bilal, “It Ain’t Fair,” live (Tonight Show), 8/7/17
Do you listen to contemporary rap and R&B?
I do. I like Anderson .Paak, that’s for sure! That “Come Down” piece.
Anderson .Paak, “Come Down,” 2016
Tank and the Bangas, “Quick,” 2017
It seems unlikely that so much literature
could be made from twenty-six letters.
—Brenda Shaughnessy, “Card 12: The Hanged Man,” fragment (Our Andromeda)
sounds of Flint*
Tunde Olaniran, “Namesake,” 2016
he takes a tumble . . .
—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue
Tank and the Bangas, live (“Boxes and Squares,” “Quick,” “Rollercoasters”), Washington, D.C., 3/6/17
sounds of Kinshasa*
Baloji with Konono No. 1, “Karibu Ya Bintu,” 2011
One needs to keep a clear head when facing pirates in the Amazon.
—Hubert Kinski, 43-year-old Polish explorer, quoted in “‘There’s No Law on the Amazon’: River Pirates Terrorize Ships by Night,” New York Times, 11/18/16
*Democratic Republic of Congo.