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.
Are We Gon' Be Alright? | 6 Nov 2016 // 7:30 PM
Crises abound in America, but while complacency won the day before, these times feel different.
Harry Belafonte and the Art of Activism | 17 Oct 2016 // 8:30 PM
Harry Belafonte's life and work looms large over this moment, when artists of color are exercising their activist voices.
'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.
Thomas Hauser's 'Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest' Is But Another Chapter | 19 Jul 2016 // 2:30 AM
Ali's foremost biographer writes a coda to the champ's life -- but it shouldn't be the final word.