Robert Gordon
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Retelling the History of Black Music: The Beautiful Music All Around John Work III
7 Aug 2008 // 5:00 PM

Work recorded the soundtrack of people’s lives, and captured the earliest stirrings of much of the music we’ve enjoyed since World War II.


It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955)
4 May 2003 // 7:00 PM

The mind of man had thought of everything -- except that which was beyond his comprehension!"

Can't Be Satisfied. The Life and Times of Muddy Waters by Robert Gordon
26 Jun 2002 // 7:00 PM

Gordon brings to his subject a fan's admiration for the music without abandoning a historian's dedication to detail. His language is rich and evocative, particularly when he conjures up the sound of one of Muddy's most famous works.


The Sounds, Souls and Story of Stax Records
21 Jan 2014 // 8:05 PM

Robert Gordon gives evenhanded justice to the dozens of characters who brought this gloriously gritty music to the world.

//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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