Robin D. G. Kelley
Features // 2 Articles
Reviews // 1 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Features

Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times
8 Mar 2012 // 3:00 PM

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.

The Best Non-Fiction of 2010
23 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

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

Monk Rethunk in 'Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original'
21 Feb 2010 // 3:00 PM

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

Always Know; Monk Always
12 Feb 2010 // 12:00 AM

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.

//Blogs

Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

// Short Ends and Leader

"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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