Call for Music Writers... Rock, Indie, Urban, Electronic, Americana, Metal, World and More

Robin D. G. Kelley

Features

Thursday, March 8 2012

Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times

Four jazz musicians from Brooklyn, Ghana, and South Africa demonstrate how modern Africa reshaped jazz, how modern jazz helped form a new African identity, and how such musical crossings altered the politics and culture of both continents.


Sunday, January 23 2011

The Best Non-Fiction of 2010

PopMatters' writers (a margin-friendly, iconoclastic bunch, for the most part) cast their nets far beyond the world of culture-production to capture some of the best non-fiction books published in 2010.


Reviews

Sunday, February 21 2010

Monk Rethunk in 'Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original'

With 14 years of study, new interviews, access to unreleased tapes, and the blessing of the Monk family, Robin Kelley has created a masterpiece of musical biography.


Blogs

Friday, February 12 2010

Always Know; Monk Always

Conspicuously absent from PM’s list of the best nonfiction for 2009 is Robin D. G. Kelly’s comprehensive biography of the high priest of bop, Thelonious Sphere Monk.


Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements
PopMatters' LUCY Giveaway! in PopMatters's Hangs on LockerDome

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.