5 Years

Remembering Prince 5 Years Later

Editor's note: Prince died five years ago today, a moment that shook the entire music and cultural world. Dywane Thomas Jr., better known as MonoNeon, worked…
MonoNeon / April 21, 2021

Remembering Phife Dawg Five Years Later

Born in 1970, Phife Dawg grew up Malik Taylor writing poems and rapping around his native Queens, New York neighborhood before forming A Tribe Called…
Tomas Miriti Pacheco / March 22, 2021

The Extraordinary Harper Lee

When I was growing up, interesting young female protagonists were thin on the ground, especially ones who looked and thought and sounded like me. Enter…
Rhonda Shook / February 19, 2021

Remembering Umberto Eco Five Years Later

The celebrated Italian intellectual, Umberto Eco, died five years ago today. During his time, he was the preeminent expert in the field of semiotics, the…
Logan Blake / February 19, 2021

Remembering Vanity Five Years Later

Denise Matthews was a model, actress, singer, songwriter, and dancer, and she left a blazing mark on the cultural landscape of the ‘80s. If the…
Tomas Miriti Pacheco / February 15, 2021

Remembering Maurice White Five Years Later

Five Years is our new series that takes a look at significant cultural figures five years after their death. We're kicking it off with a…
David Gomez / February 4, 2021