Nisha Asnani is a multi-genre (pop, R&B, hip-hop) indie artist and rising star. In this long-form interview for my show Signal Boost on WRFL, we discuss her life and career and her perspectives on gender, queerness, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality as they intersect with the music industry and society right now.
Late night TV has undergone a transformation in recent years as viewers seek catharsis after each new day of unending horror from the White House. But as most shows evolved to speak to the moment, one got left behind.
It can be easy to overthink how to speak about gender or write language that’s inclusive of transgender people—but it’s even easier to get it right. In this quick take, a deceptively simple solution hides in plain sight on an Apple website.
The loss of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain has been weighing on me today. In this quick take, my thoughts on struggling with life, feeling like a burden, and finding ways to up our emotional intelligence and look out for each other.
At this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, comedian Michelle Wolf pulled no punches, setting fire to the president who didn’t show up, his lackeys, and the press. If it turns out she destroyed this poisonous event: good.
High school students at MSD in Parkland, Florida who survived the February 14 mass shooting there took unprecedented control of the response afterward, launching the influential #NEVERAGAIN gun reform movement and holding the massive March For Our Lives rally just one month later on March 24.
I spent the entire week watching all the seasons of AMC’s ‘Halt And Catch Fire’, leading up to its series finale. Inspired by the fact its killer soundtrack “almost entirely comes from The 120 Minutes Archive”, as a friend put it, I’ve compiled the official Spotify playlists from the show here—it’s time for a trip.
It was such a privilege to be in D.C. on January 21st with a million of my closest friends for the Women’s March on Washington. I’ll never forget that historic day. The march spearheaded the resistance and made it clear: We’re not gonna let fascism roll over us. We’re never going away. Six months on, I ask: What’s next?
I remember lamenting 10 years ago that I couldn’t afford this brand new iPhone thing (“it’s a phone but also an iPod and camera and it has the internet on it!”). Now, 10 years later, we all have one or something made in its image. But are we better or worse off because of the iPhone?