Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Super Bowl halftime show reflects the Black experience, but its efforts are performative

Super Bowl halftime show reflects the Black experience, but its efforts are performative

By Hadera McKay, Opinion Editor
February 17, 2022

Barring Eminem—this year’s Super Bowl halftime show was an unequivocal celebration of the Black experience, from the tactful location of SoFi Stadium in the historically Black and Hispanic neighborhood...

Kendrick Lamar on The DAMN. Tour at TD Garden in Boston on July 22, 2017. Photo by Kenny Sun.

The ‘22 Super Bowl Halftime Show: a memorable, multi-generational performance

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
February 16, 2022

There’s a reason I write about living arts and not sports, so the real celebratory moment on Super Bowl Sunday for me was the halftime performance, not the actual football game between…what teams?  Well,...

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