Jesse McCarthy

  • The Time of the Assassins

    I. THE ENDS OF HISTORIES The Bataclan is one of the oldest music venues in Paris. Situated on the Boulevard Voltaire and named after an 1855 operetta by Jacques Offenbach, it has operated as an entertainment…

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  • Back in the Day

    In 1988 no one in France took the hip-hop movement seriously. It was the rec-room era. Joey Starr and Kool Shen were just two kids from Seine-Saint-Denis, the 93rd ward, a neglected tract of housing projects on the northern outskirts of Paris …

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  • Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul?

    No amount of monetary compensation can rectify a debt that consists in the broken promise of a social contract … its abrogation is a moral debt.

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