here at sinkhole, we’re explorers, not explainers – our goal is to chart the world's complexities, to resist the echo chamber, and to engage in the difficult work of empathy.
Brendon Barnes talks to musician/copywriter/writer-writer Dante Lima this week about the magic of Tom Petty, who died earlier this month. Dante's work has appeared in Vice and elsewhere. Our in-and-out music this week comes from the self-titled debut album of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It's a song called "The Wild One, Forever."
This week Brendon previews some hot, hot interview content coming soon to the Culture section of sinkholemag.com before speaking with Professor Elizabeth J. West about her article, "How World War I sparked the artistic movement that transformed black America." This article originally appeared on The Conversation and was republished on sinkhole in September. Professor West also drops a music recommendation: Sona Jobarteh, a multi-instrumentalist and singer from England by way of The Gambia. Jobarteh is a renowned kora player. Her song, "Gambia," is the featured in-and-out music this week.
Brendon talks to sinkhole Managing Editor Madison Bernath about Roseanne, her latest pop culture deep dive. Then, sinkhole Editor/Founder Eric Fershtman calls in to discuss the new PBS documentary, The Vietnam War, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The in-and-out music this week comes from Psy's 8th album, 4x2=8, and Nina Simone's "Backlash Blues."
Willie Hutch's album The Mack can be found here.
In our first episode, Culture Editor Brendon Barnes chats with Rachel Kolman, sinkhole's Contributing Editor about Simon Cowell's new pop project, a 5-piece dance group called PRETTYMUCH. They just dropped a new video and it will 1997 all over your face if you let it. Our in-and-out music this week is from Willie Hutch, an underrated Motown genius who died in 2005. These cuts are from The Mack from 1973.