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Che Won't Go Awaynew

In the 40 years since his murder by the CIA and elite Bolivian Rangers, Guevara has been fashioned into a unique bridge between radical politics and popular culture. In a paradox that would baffle Leon Trotsky, Che is simultaneously a universal symbol of resistance and an object of commercial merchandise.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Mick Farren  |  05-16-2008  |  Commentary

Talib Kweli's Beautiful Business Modelnew

Like most rappers, Talib Kweli wants what Jay-Z has -- money, esteem, an audience -- but in his pursuit of these goals he's been held to a much stricter standard than Jay-Z. Long ago labeled a conscious rapper by his fans, Kweli is expected to be above the perceived vanity of mainstream rap.
Shepherd Express  |  Evan Rytlewski  |  04-18-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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