Elisabeth Woronzoff

Elisabeth earned her doctorate in American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio. Her research identified eighteenth century women who used music as a trade. She wrote her master thesis on the Smiths and Morrissey and published a chapter in the book "Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities." Her areas of interest include gender, music, history, and popular culture. You can find her on Twitter @cupcakeharborer
Championing Change: Eddie Ahn’s Graphic Memoir ‘Advocate’

Championing Change: Eddie Ahn’s Graphic Memoir ‘Advocate’

With his graphic memoir Advocate, Eddie Ahn invites readers to contemplate the complexities of pursuing social justice within a profit-driven world.

Tommy Orange Testifies to the Power of Cultural Reclamation

Tommy Orange Testifies to the Power of Cultural Reclamation

In Wandering Stars masterful storyteller Tommy Orange shifts our lens from historically imposed assimilation to contemporary cultural reclamation.

The 20 Best Folk Albums of 2020

The 20 Best Folk Albums of 2020

The artists in this year's list all use their music to create a sense of unity. Whether it is the acknowledgment of shared oppression, or in contrast, the visibility of identity, Best of Folk Music 2020 is defined by its ability to form a musical common ground.

The 25 Best Americana Albums of 2020

The 25 Best Americana Albums of 2020

In 2020, Americana artists empathetically dealt with the things that bind us together and keep us apart. The albums on this list encourage hope for the future based on a belief in the human spirit.

‘People of the City’ Is an Unrelenting Critique of Colonial Ideology and Praxis

‘People of the City’ Is an Unrelenting Critique of Colonial Ideology and Praxis

Cyprian Ekwensi's People of the City is a vivid tale of class struggle and identity reclamation in the shadows of colonialism's reign.

The Cradle’s ‘Laughing in My Sleep’ Is an Off-kilter Reflection of Musical Curiosity

The Cradle’s ‘Laughing in My Sleep’ Is an Off-kilter Reflection of Musical Curiosity

The Cradle's Paco Cathcart has curated a thoughtfully multifarious album. Laughing in My Sleep is an impressive collection of 21 tracks, each unapologetic in their rejection of expectations.

Shirley Collins’ ​’Heart’s Ease’​ Affirms Her Musical Prowess

Shirley Collins’ ​’Heart’s Ease’​ Affirms Her Musical Prowess

Shirley Collins' Heart's Ease makes it apparent these songs do not belong to her as they are ownerless. Collins is the conveyor of their power while ensuring the music maintains cultural importance.

My Morning Jacket’s ‘The Waterfall II’ Can Hypnotize

My Morning Jacket’s ‘The Waterfall II’ Can Hypnotize

Whereas My Morning Jacket's The Waterfall contemplated conflict, The Waterfall II identifies healing and personal transformation as the next stage of being.

The Killers’ ‘Imploding the Mirage’ Promises Dynamite Rock Yet Delivers Tepid Synthpop

The Killers’ ‘Imploding the Mirage’ Promises Dynamite Rock Yet Delivers Tepid Synthpop

Imploding the Mirage marginally reinvents the Killers' sound, but the lyrics problematically redesign archaic ideology, resulting in a regressive album.

Sheena Kamal’s ‘No Going Back’ Unfurls a Thrilling Noir

Sheena Kamal’s ‘No Going Back’ Unfurls a Thrilling Noir

Kamal's psychological thriller, No Going Back, utilizes crime-noir tropes but with purposeful deviations.

The Pretenders’ ‘Hate for Sale’ Maintains a Formidability That Rejects Compromise

The Pretenders’ ‘Hate for Sale’ Maintains a Formidability That Rejects Compromise

On Hate for Sale, the Pretenders maintain an unapologetic devotion to the sound which defined their success.

The Band’s Discontented Third LP, 1970’s ‘Stage Fright’, Represented a World Braving Calamity

The Band’s Discontented Third LP, 1970’s ‘Stage Fright’, Represented a World Braving Calamity

Released 50 years ago this month, the Band's Stage Fright remains a marker of cultural unrest not yet remedied.