‘Southern Breeze’ Review: Dark Night of the Soul

The script for Mansa Ra’s heartbreaking new play, “in the South BreezeAt the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, there are two inscriptions – one from the poem “Amiri Baraka”Preface to the Twenty-Volume Suicide Note”, another from Martin Luther King Jr.: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” These opposing impulses – …

Summer Breeze and 12 More Songs by Shawn Mendes and Tainy

It’s surprising that more English-speaking pop songwriters haven’t held onto Tainy, the Puerto Rican producer behind the worldwide hits of Bad Bunny, Selena Gomez, J Balvin and many more. Tainy hums short, breathtaking, calculated phrases about a memorable season of lust, putting a reggaeton beat, bachata-toned guitar syncopes and deep, sustained bass lines behind Shawn …