Dan DeLuca is an Inquirer pop music critic. But his "In the Mix" column in the Weekend section ventures further afield, into books, movies, TV, the Internet, graphic novels and anything you might call "popular culture."
The encore portion of Jay Z's Magna Carter World Tour concert at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday - which, appropriately enough, began with "Encore" - lasted for five songs altogether.
Any music fan who ventured to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for last year's "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibit had to be dismayed to find the galvanic youth rebellion of the 1970s reduced to a high-fashion co-optation of punk's do-it-yourself aesthetic. Not to mention that silly art-installation facsimile of the grungy CBGB bathroom.