Mark Reynolds, a PopMatters contributor since 2004, is director of Marketing & Communications at Antioch College, his alma mater. In his previous life, he spent 31 years at the U.S. Postal Service, serving as its corporate communications representative in Chicago from 2006 to 2016. In a life concurrent to that one, he was a print and broadcast journalist in Cleveland and Philadelphia, covering politics, culture, the arts and various other fields. In a life concurrent to the aforementioned ones, he loves his daughter. And in a life preceding all of those, he grew up in Cleveland wondering when the Cavaliers would become NBA champs.
Some Kind of Cool: An Interview with Cody ChesnuTT | 12 Nov 2012 // 4:20 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 // 4:00 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.
'Muslim Cool' Puts Its Faith in Hip-Hop, and Hip-Hop in Its Faith | 26 Feb 2017 // 9:00 PM
Where Chance the Rapper injects spirituality into hip-hop, Muslim Cool injects hip-hop into spirituality.
Culture and History for the Age of Trump | 5 Jan 2017 // 8:30 PM
History doesn’t always tell us how to get it right. It sometimes warns us of the cost of getting it wrong. Art steeped in that history can remind us, if we’re paying attention.
Is There Such a Thing as a Quintessentially Cleveland Film? | 11 Jan 2017 // 8:15 PM
Cleveland’s film resume doesn’t equal even a Toronto or Vancouver, but it’s been hiding in plain sight behind some fairly notable films over the years.
'Motown: The Sound of Young America' Over-promises and Under-delivers | 16 Sep 2016 // 4:00 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.