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.
Perhaps Prince Really Did Die 4 Us | 6 Jun 2016 // 9:30 PM
On what would have been the groundbreaking musician's 58th birthday, a reflection on his final chord.
Kanye and Mingus: Gifted, Complicated and Proud of It | 24 Apr 2016 // 9:00 PM
Charles Mingus and Kanye West represent an extreme form of the complicated-and-proud-of-it black man, within a society that prefers its black men as uncomplicated and untroubling as possible.
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.
'Music and Capitalism' Tunes in to Some Hardcore Numbers | 4 May 2016 // 3:30 AM
Timothy Taylor gives us a sobering look at the history and state of the music business, through the lens of capitalism.