Kendrick Lamar has released his highly anticipated soundtrack for Black Panther, the latest addition to Marvel’s ever-expanding cinematic universe. The hip-hop icon was tapped to curate the release, which features tracks from SZA, James Blake, The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Ghostface Killah, BadBadNotGood, Mos Def, Thundercat, Run The Jewels, Tyler The Creator, GZA, Method Man, and many more.Kendrick was chosen for the project by director Ryan Coogler, who said in a press release, “I am honored to be working with such an incredible artist whose work has been so inspirational, and whose artistic themes align with those we explore in the film. I can’t wait for the world to hear what Kendrick and TDE have in store.” As Kendrick explains, “The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture. I’m truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside Ryan and Marvel’s vision.”Black Panther is set to hit theaters on Friday, February 16th. The soundtrack, on the other hand, can be streamed, which can be streamed below. Dubbed Black Panther: The Album, the compilations also includes collaborative tracks from Schoolboy Q & 2 Chainz, Khalid & Rae Sremmurd, Vince Staples & Yugen Blackrock, Anderson .Paak & Ab-Soul, among others.[H/T Consequence of Sound]
Current Harvard students, recent graduates, and two professors are among those recently awarded fellowships and grants by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). ACLS fellowships and grants are awarded to individual scholars for excellence in research in the humanities and related social sciences. The peer-review process used to select ACLS fellows enables distinguished scholars to reach broad consensus on standards of excellence in humanities research. In 2011, awards totaling nearly $15 million were made to 350 scholars worldwide.The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. Recipients from Harvard include:Abigail Krasner Balbale, doctoral candidate, history; “Between Kings and Caliphs: Religion and Authority in Sharq al-Andalus, 542-640 AH/1145-1243 C.E.”Ana Olenina, doctoral candidate, comparative literature; “Gesture, Affect, Expression: Psychophysiology and Theories of Performance in Literature and Cinema of the 1910s-1920s”The ACLS New Faculty Fellows program allows recent Ph.D.s in the humanities to take up two-year positions at universities and colleges across the United States where their particular research and teaching expertise augment departmental offerings. This program addresses the dire situation of newly minted Ph.D.s in the humanities and related social sciences who are now confronting an increasingly “jobless market.” Recipients from Harvard include:Cavan Concannon, Ph.D., religion, Harvard Divinity School; appointed in religion at Duke UniversityMelissa Haynes, Ph.D., classical philology; appointed in classics at the University of Wisconsin, MadisonPhoebe Putnam, Ph.D., comparative literature; appointed in English at Stanford UniversityMichael Saman, Ph.D., Germanic languages and literatures; appointed in Germanic languages at the University of California, Los AngelesEren Tasar, Ph.D., history, Harvard; appointed in history at Washington UniversityLuis M. Girón-Negrón, professor of Romance languages and literatures and of comparative literature, was awarded the ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship for “The Old Spanish Bible of Rabbi Moshe Arragel” (with Andrés Enrique-Arias, University of the Balearic Islands). The fellowship provides support to small teams of scholars to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project that results in a tangible research product.Claire R. Grace, a doctoral candidate in the history of art and architecture, received the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art for“Red All Over: Collectivism and Social Critique in the Art of Group Material.” The fellowship is awarded to graduate students in any stage of Ph.D. dissertation research or writing for scholarship on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the United States.Marc R. Loustau, a doctoral candidate in religion, received the East European Studies Program Language Grant for advanced Romanian language study. The program provides fellowships and grants to American scholars pursuing humanities and social science research in Eastern Europe. Awards include dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships for research and writing, grants for organizing conferences, and funding for travel to conferences. In addition, grants are offered to individuals for intensive summer study of East European languages and to institutions for conducting summer language courses.Eric Nelson, professor of government, received the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars for “Thinking the Revolution: American Political Thought, 1763-1789.” The fellowship supports scholars in the humanities and social sciences in the crucial years immediately following the granting of tenure, and provides potential leaders in their fields with the resources to pursue long-term, unusually ambitious projects. They are intended to support an academic year of residence at any one of the national residential research centers participating in the program.
Composer Steve Warner said it is exciting to watch different communities adapt and work with his song “Cross of Our Hope” in a lecture at Saint Mary’s Wednesday evening. “Once you write a piece, it belongs to the Church. They take the insight and wrap it around their own flavors,” he said. “That’s the Holy Spirit at work.” Warner, the founder and director of the Notre Dame Folk Choir, composed the piece in honor of the beatification of Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau, who founded the Congregation of Holy Cross. “When I was asked to write a song to honor Blessed Moreau, I had to fulfill several things,” Warner said. “First, I was asked not to use his name in the piece, but rather look to his writing to find and write his message. I was also asked to write it in as many languages as possible.” Warner said that “Cross of Our Hope” exists in English, Spanish and French. “The Holy Cross family embraces several continents and many cultures,” Warner said. “Linguistically, the text had to be spot on. The liturgical and musical parameters had to be respected.” Warner said that one of the hardest parts about writing the song was finding texts of Moreau’s to work with. “I finally stumbled upon a letter about the glory of the cross and sufferings of the world,” Warner said. “Reading his letters, there is an unabashed zeal that he constantly shared with his community. It was my goal to create a piece that reflected that zeal.” Warner said that the refrain of the piece reflects that sense of unbridled joy found in Moreau’s writing. “From the first note of the song, it tells you that we are moving forward. It is gospel-oriented and evangelical,” Warner said. “We are spreading the gospel.” The writing process behind “Cross of Our Hope” took three and a half months, Warner said. “Writing a song is not just writing music. You are rearranging people’s spiritual furniture,” he said. “You put prayer on their list. It’s very humbling.”
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Yeah, right.Valley sports fans have a longstanding reputation for being gullible and transient, a tapestry of bandwagon jumpers, frontrunners and low-hanging fruit. But we’re smarter than that.Facts: Peterson has an ebullient personality. He’s been absurdly happy in Arizona, prepared and respectful, grateful for his wealth and blessings. He took heat for accompanying Michael Bidwill in a helicopter ride to the team’s debut practice in 2016, reveling in the kind of rock-star treatment that Deion Sanders would surely endorse.Peterson represents the best of NFL impact players: Never in trouble, never tested on the field, never a malcontent, with no history of dissidence. He knows how good it can be in Arizona. So what has changed?If McCoy was the real problem, extracted from the team’s future like a benign tumor, then what’s Peterson’s beef moving forward? And if our star cornerback has lost faith in the direction of the program, what are we supposed to believe?The offense was supposed to be our saboteur. Sam Bradford stunk, never owning the job or the lucrative contract he was gifted. The recently-fired McCoy was a scapegoat who installed too much, delivered too little, succeeding only in marginalizing his best players. Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) looks at the replay board during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams , Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Controversy has clipped the wings of our NFL franchise. The Cardinals are no longer the happiest team on Earth.They are a franchise in denial, in last place, in need of an industrial-sized fan to blow smoke out of team headquarters.The Cardinals are lucky to be 1-6. They were clowned by the Broncos on national television. They are alienating their most important fans, those beginning to believe their favorite team is playing a shell game. A franchise that seemed to graduate above this level of garden-variety malfeasance with a Super Bowl appearance in 2009. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling But on draft night, the Cardinals lucked into a franchise quarterback. At worst, they will have prime real estate in the 2019 NFL draft and nearly $100 million in salary cap space to spend on new players. What could make a guy like Peterson want to bail now?His silence is suffocating, just like his lack of faith. And it’s about time for the 2018 Cardinals to come clean.They no longer rank among the NFL’s nouveau elite. They’ve lost their edge and their swagger, just another team pretending to swim while staying afloat.Reach Bickley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Listen to Bickley & Marotta weekdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station. Sorry. After firing offensive coordinator Mike McCoy following Thursday’s 45-10 loss to the Broncos, the Cardinals are no longer healing or moving on. To the contrary, they are defying and deflecting reports that star cornerback Patrick Peterson desperately wants out of a “deteriorating” situation in Arizona.Related LinksRapid Reactions: Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson reportedly asks for a tradeTrading Patrick Peterson ‘out of the question’ for Cardinals, Wilks saysFormer Cardinals players speculate on Patrick Peterson’s trade requestReport: Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson asks for a tradeThe organization is now scrambling to find oven mitts, keeping the lid on a pot ready to blow. In the process, they are breaching civic trust. This is a serious issue.During Michael Bidwill’s stewardship, the Cardinals established competence and credibility in the Valley, expanding their fan base and cultivating a deep well of public trust. The prodigal son atoned for the competitive sins of his father, rising to prominence in a league where blue blood is turning to new blood almost overnight. But this?Last week, general manager Steve Keim dismissed ongoing trade rumors involving Deone Bucannon, Haason Reddick and Peterson as fake news, baseless and uninformed. After a Week 6 loss to the Vikings, rookie head coach Steve Wilks said trade speculation involving Peterson was reckless, refusing to comment on a subject he deemed as “ludicrous.”That changed in a terrible way on Monday. Everyone felt it except for Wilks, who insisted he’s received no signs of unhappiness from Peterson, the star capable of ruining his image and undercutting his locker-room authority overnight. Wilks said his five-star cornerback would not be traded under any circumstances, firmly touting the solution without any knowledge of the problem. 60 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo