Daniel J. Hall
http://djspooky.com/ Paul D. Miller is a conceptual artist, writer, and musician working in NYC. His written work has appeared in The Village Voice, The Source, Artforum, Raygun, Rap Pages, Paper Magazine, and a host of other periodicals. He is a co-Publisher along with the legendary African American downtown poet Steve Canon of the magazine "A Gathering of the Tribes" - a periodical dedicated to new works by writers from a multi-cultural context, and he was the first Editor-At-Large of Artbyte: the Magazine of Digital Culture. Currently, he is in the middle of starting another magazine with many of the more progressive aspects of the Artbyte project. The new magazine is 21C - stay tuned for further developments.
His work as an artist has appeared in a wide variety of contexts such as the Whitney Biennial, The Venice Biennial for Architecture (year 2000), the prestigious Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and many other museums and galleries.
Miller is most well known under the moniker of his "constructed persona" as "Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid," a character from his upcoming novel "Flow My Blood the Dj Said" that uses a wide variety of digitally created music as a form of post-modern sculpture. Miller has recorded a huge volume of music as "Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid" and has collaborated a wide variety of pre-eminent musicians and composers such as Iannis Xenakis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Butch Morris, Kool Keith a.k.a. Doctor Octagon, Killa Priest from Wu-Tang Clan, Yoko Ono and Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth amongst many others. He also did the music score for the Cannes and Sundance award winning film "Slam" starring critically acclaimed poet Saul Williams.
http://www.publicenemy.com/ Public Enemy is one of the greatest hip-hop groups of our time, P.E.'s music is loaded with social and political commentary. They've sold millions of records internationally without virtually any radio airplay. Bring the Noise!
http://www.artic.edu/~tvazqu/tvpages/index.html What can I say to hype my wife. Poet, artist, cultural theorist, teacher, web master (diva), and instructional technologist. Oh yeah, she's also an amazing example of a woman!
http://saulwilliams.com/ Saul is an amazing poet and an originator of the slam poetry movement. If you haven't checked him out in the movie “slam,” you need to!
http://www.mingusmingusmingus.com/flash.htm One of the great composers and bassists in jazz music. Mingus also was an out spoken advocate against American racism and social inequality.
http://www.m-base.com/ Steve Coleman is a contemporary jazz artist that has taken the jazz idiom to another level. What is m-base and what m-base is not? What M-Base is not:
What M-Base is:
http://www.wsu.edu/~amerstu/pop/music.html Anthony Braxton is one of the great avant garde musical thinkers in the world. He is currently a faculty member at Wesleyan University.
http://artcrimes.com/ A great site for graffiti art and the social and political message contained in this great art form.
http://djspooky.com/links.html More DJ spooky links. They cover everything form art, sound, politics, and general intellectual inquiry.
http://www.wnur.org/jazz/artists/coltrane.john/ What can I say, just mentioning Coltrane's name says it all! The greatest improvisational jazz musician ever. Coltrane transcended the conventional realms of sound and spirituality in music as well as life.
http://www.wnur.org/jazz/artists/coltrane.john/ A brief biography of John Coltrane.
http://www.monkzone.com/ The high priest of bebop jazz! Monk is as eccentric as it gets!
http://servercc.oakton.edu/~larry/miles/milestones.html Miles forever! He defined and re-defined American music during his lifetime. He also defined what we know now as hip and cool.
http://www.bobmarley.com/ Bob Marley's music was a newspaper for oppressed people around the world.
http://www.basquiat.net/ Graffiti artist turned internationally acclaimed painter.
http://www.madsci.org/~lynn/juju/surr/surrealism.html One of my favorite art styles.
http://www.wnur.org/jazz/artists/coltrane.john/ More Coltrane information.
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/index.jsp?c_id=cws You know I had to throw baseball in at some point and give props to my favorite team. After all, it's a classic metaphor for American democracy.
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/index.jsp The official website for major league baseball.
http://www.npr.org/ One of the best news sources we have. Check them out locally on WBNI 89.1.
http://www.notinourname.net/index.html An organization dedicated to the anti-war movemnt.
http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/kellner/kellnerhtml.html One of the top current cultural studies theorists of our time. Not for the faint of heart!
http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/kellner/articles.html#top A ridiculous amount of online articles relating to the field of cultural studies.
http://www.zmag.org/ An online magazine dedicated to a critical perspective of the news.
http://www.pragmatism.org/library/west/ One of my hero's and one of the most profound and towering intellectuals of our time.
Cornel West , Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University, is one of America's most gifted, provocative, and important public intellectuals. Dr. West has won numerous awards, including the American Book Award, and has received more than 20 honorary degrees. His work has been described as a “polemical weapon that attempts to transform linguistic, social, cultural, and political tradition to increase the scope of individual development and democratic actions.” West's writing, speaking, and teaching weaves together the American traditions of the Baptist Church, transcendentalism, socialism, and pragmatism.
http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~mryder/itc_data/postmodern.html Contemporary Philosophy, Critical Theory and Postmodern Thought.
http://michaelmoore.com/ Michael Moore is a fantastic and satirical filmmaker. Moore is also one of the most powerful social activists for workers rights and challenging the status quo through film and journalism.
http://moorishgirl.com/ A great on-line literary cultural blog.
These links to my knowledge are the best web resources for cultural studies.
http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/9087/ Che Lives! One of the great revolutionaries of the 20 th century!
http://www.sociology.org.uk/index.htm An extensive archive of sociology related topics.
http://www.cddc.vt.edu/feminism/enin.html Feminism related links.
http://crossroads.georgetown.edu/home.html American Studies links.
http://www.questia.com/SM.qst Online library of sociology related articles and books.
http://www.ronai.net/SOCLINKS/index.htm Some useful sociology links from the University of Memphis.
http://a.webring.com/hub?ring=sociology More online sociology resources.
http://racetraitor.org/ A great online multicultural journal from Harvard University.