Nelson George
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Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 3 Articles
//Features

The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style
17 Jul 2014 // 9:45 PM

Soul Train boldly went where no show had gone before, showcasing young African Americans and the fashions and music that defined their lives: R&B, funk, jazz, disco, and gospel.

//Columns

Retelling the History of Black Music: Everything You Know About the Blues Is Wrong
2 Jul 2008 // 6:00 PM

For the most part, blacks were not involved in the heroic work of rescuing the black acoustic blues legacy from the passage of time.

//Reviews

'The Announcement' Recalls Magic Johnson's Moment, and Cookie's Too
9 Mar 2012 // 8:55 AM

Cookie Johnson's poise and good sense stand in contrast to those interviewees who were fearful friends of Magic back then, who worried about how to act and what to say.

Best Music Writing 2008
15 Jan 2009 // 2:59 PM

In a way this entire collection—not just Wilson’s standout piece—serves as its own elaborate response to Sasha Frere-Jones’ controversial charge.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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