Editors' pick



Editorial Review

The centerpiece of Friday's Howard University homecoming activities is Yardfest, on the university's grassy main quad. Though family activities, vendors, food and booths hosted by student groups play a big part in the afternoon-long party, the real draw is the concert, which always includes a mix of top hip-hop and R&B stars and up-and-comers seeking the prime exposure that Howard's homecoming offers. The lineup is usually not announced before the music starts, but the surprises are generally worth the trip.

-- Fritz Hahn (October 2006)