Mark Reynolds has written extensively about African-American culture and celebrity since the late '80s. He began his print journalism career with the weekly Cleveland Edition, and was a longtime contributor to its successor, Cleveland Free Times. He has also written for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and various publications in Cleveland and Philadelphia. His national credits include reviews and features for the college-distributed entertainment magazine Hear/Say, and reporting on the travel industry for the trade magazine Black Meetings & Tourism. His media criticism was honored in 2004 by the Society of Professional Journalists, Ohio chapter.
Some Kind of Cool: An Interview with Cody ChesnuTT | 12 Nov 2012 // 5:20 PM
After disappearing from the music scene to prioritize a family life, Cody ChesnuTT returns with a new album and a new outlook on spirituality.
The Long and Short of Long-Form Journalism | 22 Oct 2009 // 5:00 PM
Prevailing wisdom is a funny thing, and the sense that people don’t have the time or patience to work through a complicated work of journalism has taken hold among many of the people and institutions that used to win awards for it.
Harry Belafonte and the Art of Activism | 17 Oct 2016 // 9:30 PM
Harry Belafonte's life and work looms large over this moment, when artists of color are exercising their activist voices.
The Long, Hot Summer of 2016: How We Got Over | 12 Sep 2016 // 9:30 PM
Simone Manuel’s winning a gold medal in this particular Olympic swimming event in this particular summer gave the especially besieged among us a chance to take a break from the siege.
'Motown: The Sound of Young America' Over-promises and Under-delivers | 16 Sep 2016 // 5:00 AM
A Motown book that largely recounts the career of its head salesperson can’t really be seen as a definitive history of an enterprise that changed music, culture and commerce in America.
Thomas Hauser's 'Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest' Is But Another Chapter | 19 Jul 2016 // 3:30 AM
Ali's foremost biographer writes a coda to the champ's life -- but it shouldn't be the final word.