Rahsaan Roland Kirk
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It's Been Beautiful: 'Soul!' and Black Power Television
2 Apr 2015 // 8:05 PM

Iconic chair-smashings helped shape the identity of the Soul! television program, while also alluding to the civil disobedience of the late '60s and early '70s.


'Soul!', the Groundbreaking Public TV Show From the Black Power Era Is Rescued From the Archives
21 Apr 2015 // 8:05 PM

Musical acts ranged from Rahsaan Roland Kirk to Ashford & Simpson. Nikki Giovanni and James Baldwin interrogated each other in a two-episode arc. Try finding a mix like that in the current PBS lineup.

Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Brotherman in the Fatherland
23 May 2006 // 6:00 PM

Terrible title for a blistering showcase of this overlooked jazz genius's hugely idiosyncratic talents.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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