Michael’s review of Frank Ocean’s new album, “Blonde.” What it means that it’s the “album he should have made.” “Nostalgia/Ultra.” The perils of our “instant-reaction environment,” especially regarding cultural criticism. Unfair reaction to Larry Wilmore and Trevor Noah’s shows. What Frank Ocean’s sexuality means for his music and culture, and what’s behind “no labels” identification. The word ”queer.” What Frank Ocean means and doesn’t mean to gay black men. People in media not knowing what they’re talking about. How he became a full-time writer. The market for “performative anger” in media.
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