In Move On Up, Aaron Cohen tells the remarkable story of the explosion of soul music in Chicago. This excerpt gives a taste of his engaging research into the rise of teenage culture and soul music's resistance against the city's infrastructural racism.
Viewing Aretha Franklin's work through a focus on race, gender, and other categories of analysis can challenge us to do the same with all music, acknowledging how multiple points of oppression and privilege impact the production, consumption, and reception of a wide range of music.
Veteran musician Robbie Dupree is OK with you calling his music yacht rock. After all, he says, it's not the only trick up his sleeve.
Environmental Activist Bill McKibben on How Civility, Humor, and Soul Music Is Essential to Resistance
Talking with PopMatters about his recent environmental-themed novel, Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben brings joy to the seriousness of environmental activism.