Is Black Dandy Style New?, Nato vs. al-Gaddafi, Interracial Dating: The Asian Discussion, The Weeknd’s ‘Thursday’ Mixtape, New NYC Hip-Hop Movie

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Our boy Jon Caramanica has written a [New York Times] piece on black American hipster style and caused quite a stir with the title “Pushing The Boundaries of Black Style” as well as the content. So much so that a buddy and I had an in-depth conversation about what it means to be new or innovative in fashion and he suggested that these Street Etiquette┬ádandies aren’t doing anything new. Looking at old pictures of my handsome grandparents in Texas circa 1950, I had to agree. They’re essentially dressing like their ancestors in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s but I do see┬áTravis Gumbs and Joshua Kissi, the Street Etiquette blog owners, as subversive just in their need to be different. I can respect that. Do you agree? What do you think ladies?

NATO shot up a boat of Muammar al-Gaddafi’s soldiers in Libya. [Globe&Mail]

Interracial dating: the [Racialicious] panel focusing on Asian relationships.

Drake’s Canadian bestie The Weeknd dropped a new mixtape last night, Thursday, so did Wale but we know you don’t care like us. [UHTN]

Not a fan of the South Bronx or Brooklyn’s claim to hip-hop? It’s cool, there’s a film on the way covering New York’s Lower East Side and it’s contribution to the genre. *claps* [BoweryBoogie]