Tagged: beyond category

Reggie Watts

Comedian? Musician? Glorious freak? However one tries to describe what Reggie Watts does, no standard category seems to be quite apt. He’s creating his own category.  A friend calls him “the Bobby McFerrin of comedy.” We call him the most interesting improviser we’ve seen in years.

The Sure Thing Called Imitation

The movies that most Americans watch are like the music most Americans listen to, which are like the television shows most Americans prefer and the books most Americans purchase (but don’t have time to actually read). They’re all, in varying degrees, imitations of something that came before and had some measure of commercial success. The...