In fact, it is black southern popular culture, and hip-hop in particular, that was doing the ethnographic work about the South when sociologists were not. Three Six Mafia, Gangsta Boo, 8-Ball and MJG, Arrested Development, Ludacris, T.I., Outkast, Nappy Roots—the list goes on and on—were giving us a visual and lyrical ethnographic analysis of the post-soul South through their music and music videos while sociologists were still talking about Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles and historians were talking about everything before King’s assassination.
A multiple drone-owner, Martha Stewart loves beholding her dominion from every angle. When Vanity Fair’s Bennett Marcus asked if any of her neighbors were concerned about the flying gadget, Stewart replied, “No. I don’t have any neighbors,” while laughing. The stately, full laugh of a solitary drone-master.