Nelson George

Features

Thursday, July 17 2014

The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style

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.


Saturday, December 31 1994

"Word": An interview with Nelson George


Columns

Wednesday, July 2 2008

Retelling the History of Black Music: Everything You Know about the Blues Is Wrong

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

Friday, March 9 2012

'The Announcement' Recalls Magic Johnson's Moment, and Cookie's Too

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.


Thursday, January 15 2009

Best Music Writing 2008

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


Monday, March 28 2005

The Accidental Hunter: A D Hunter Mystery by Nelson George

In the world of social critic Nelson George, even the villain reads Toni Morrison on the way to kidnap the world's reigning pop princess.


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