Listen: Kanye West – Yeezus
How can you go wrong with a psychopathic megalomaniac rapper releasing an album where he not only intimates that he’s ‘bigger than Jesus’ as some famous Poms once did, but flat out says that he is a God. Kanye has completely lost it, but hot damn that’s had a major improvement on his music. Yeezus may be incredibly offensive to several sections of society on so many levels, but look past the misogyny and religious offence and listen to some damn fine beats.
Watch: Brooklyn Nine Nine
Often I have found myself thinking ‘when is Andy Samberg going to stop singing about dicks in boxes and get his own TV show?’ My prayers have been answered. Brooklyn Nine Nine is set in a NYC police station with a cast of ineffective and socially awkward cops, all of whom are most excellent. Silly comedy well done. Ten stars.
The rise of Al Jazeera English and its increasing reach into the western world of journalism makes for some interesting analysis of how it covers middle eastern affairs. After working in AJE’s Doha newsroom, author Scott Bridges has painstakingly researched how the Arab Spring was reported by the only major Arab news outlet. Nearly overnight, the coverage coming out of AJE transformed it from a Middle East-centric outlet to a trusted global news provider.
Disclaimer: the author of this book is a contributing writer to Limited News