Pussy Riot, John Doe among music icons to celebrate PunkFest at Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. – Four generations of punk luminaries – including John Doe and Exene Cervenka, Ian MacKaye, Aaron Cometbus, Shonen Knife, Victoria Ruiz and members of Pussy Riot – will gather at Cornell University Nov. 1-5 for a weeklong celebration of the profound cultural, political and historical impact of punk. Punkfest Cornell will feature film […]

Tupac is legend, folk hero and a Guevara-like idol

September 13th marks the 20th anniversary of the death of rapper Tupac Shakur, who was murdered in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles at the age of 25. Ben Ortiz, Assistant Curator of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection at the Cornell University Library Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, reflects on Tupac’s legacy and says […]