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Concrete Cowboy- Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Black cowboys fighting urban gentrification; a father repairing his relationship with his son and a parable of both gun violence and black ontology. (Can you really think of a better way to spend an evening?!)  Like practically everybody else in the country, when faced with a bank holiday Monday in lockdown, I turned […]

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TV

‘See you, space cowboy…’

-is what appears when credits roll at the end of a Cowboy Bebop episode. In a line, it encapsulates the essence of the Space Western. With a wink, a wave, and a shrug. The Space Western is a genre that comprises essentially just two shows: Firefly and Cowboy Bebop. They aired within four years of […]

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Music

Searching for the real cowboy in Country

Cowboys are nothing but useful fictions. They co-opted their image from the South American vaqueros and gauchos, the original horseback livestock herders, from the spurs on their boots to the brims of their hats. In terms of the lives they led, they were multi-racial itinerant workers, driven to the Frontier out of poverty but regardless, […]