Washington University’s Social Programming Board released its fall WILD 2018 talent survey—featuring an all-female headlining selection—through its social media accounts Sunday.
Our two Cadenza editors listen to the entire Young the Giant discography in anticipation of this year’s spring WILD.
I don’t want to talk about Lil Dicky. I don’t want to talk about his commercialized racism, his winking gimmicks or his invitation to our campus.
Young the Giant, a California-native indie rock band known for hit songs “Cough Syrup” and “My Body,” will headline this semester’s WILD show. Social Programming Board announced the selection at the Danforth University Center Wednesday to mixed reactions from the student body.
Young the Giant has been announced as Social Programming Board’s artist for WILD—and look, we can’t complain.
Hannibal Buress, known for his work as both an actor and writer on “The Eric Andre Show,” and his role as Lincoln Rice in “Broad City,” will headline Social Programming Board’s annual fall comedy show on Oct. 18 in Graham Chapel.
Just as people were starting to ask whether Social Programming Board even remembered to book a fall comedy artist, the group announced that Hannibal Buress—absurdist comedian, provocateur and propagator of the Bill Cosby rape allegations—would be taking the Graham Chapel stage Oct. 18.
For these reasons, the Sept. 14 announcement that Lil Dicky, the San Francisco-based white rapper, would be headlining fall WILD was deeply disappointing and troubling. Blatantly put, Lil Dicky is problematic under the guise of a satirical millennial rapper.
A group of 16 students, many of them leaders in minority advocacy groups on campus, released an open letter Thursday condemning Social Programming Board, and the Washington University student body more generally, for the selection of white rapper Lil Dicky to headline this semester’s WILD.
If my voice is completely ignored by SPB, why should I have to pay the bill?