Straight Outta Compton

Dr. Dre's Assault on Dee Barnes Was Originally In "Straight Outta Compton"—But Got Cut

Now, the film avoids any discussion of how Dr. Dre attacked and beat up Dee Barnes in a club—then worked to blacklist her from the industry. 

Backtalk: Straight Outta Compton & the "P.C. Police"

On Backtalk, hosts Amy Lam and Sarah Mirk discuss the pop culture stories of the week, offering exasperated sighs and sincere appreciation for the youth of today.  Read more »

Straight Outta Compton: On Culture, Rage, and Contradiction

The new film illustrates the vibrancy and pain mid-80s hip hop, and for the most part, doesn't leave out the contradictions. Read more »