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Watch Viola Davis’ Moving Oscars Speech: “Exhume Those Bodies, Exhume Those Stories”

Viola Davis was the much-deserved winner of the Best Supporting Actress awards at the 2017 Oscars for her role as RoseĀ in Fences. In her speech,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 26, 2017

August Wilson’s 1990 Spin Essay on Fences: “I Don’t Want to Hire Nobody Just ‘Cause They’re Black”

"I don't want to hire nobody just 'cause they're black." Eddie Murphy said that to me. We were sitting in his house in New Jersey…
August Wilson / February 22, 2017

Best & Worst Moments of SXSW 2011: Day 2

BEST POWER (POP) TRIO: DINOSAUR PILE-UPIt's difficult to write about this trio from Leeds, England, without mentioning thattrio from Seattle. Nirvana's gritty (but not grungy)…
SPIN Staff / March 18, 2011

10 Best Albums You Might Have Missed This Year

While our annual Best Albums list and Best Songs list tap directly into the year's musical zeitgeist, there are always additional records whose impact isn't…
William Goodman / December 13, 2010

Fences, ‘Fences’ (Onto/ADA)

By his debut's end, former Berklee Music schoolboy Chris Mansfield has been overwhelmed by his indie-folk influences in a downcast, tremulously voiced, you-won't-believe-it's-not-Bright Eyes kind…
Barry Walters / September 9, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Sara Quin-Produced Song from Fences

Sara Quin knows a thing or two about witty yet winsome, deliriously self-deprecating, and achingly pretty songs. So when a friend passed along an EP…
Peter Gaston / August 6, 2010