Posts tagged "book reviews"
Mary Wells & Sly & The Family Stone Book Reviews: Big Money Goes To Soul School

Mary Wells & Sly & The Family Stone Book Reviews: Big Money Goes To Soul School

If you’re a fan of soul music, we’ve got reviews of two books you must add to your must-read list.

Miles Davis: The Complete Illustrated History: Book Review

Miles Davis: The Complete Illustrated History: Book Review

A new coffee-table book takes a look at the life and career of the incomparable Miles Davis. Does the book match up with the legend?

Reading Is Fundamental: New Kids on the Block Five Brothers & A Million Sisters

Reading Is Fundamental: New Kids on the Block Five Brothers & A Million Sisters

I should take offense to the title of this book. I am-somewhat unashamedly-a New Kids on the Block fan. I am also a guy. A black guy, to boot. Of course, my deficit in the heterosexuality department might explain some of my NKOTB fandom, but I’ll further confuse you by noting that I currently don’t, and never did, find Donnie, Danny, Jordan, Jonathan or even Joey dreamy, or even attractive. So, yeah, it’s weird. I’m a dude, there were no [...]

Reading Is Fundamental: "Featuring Michael Jackson"

Reading Is Fundamental: “Featuring Michael Jackson”

Author Joe Vogel’s new book, “Featuring Michael Jackson,” continues to make the case for the King of Pop to be judged on his considerable musical merits.

Reading Is Fundamental: A Michael Jackson Double Feature

Reading Is Fundamental: A Michael Jackson Double Feature

Two recent books celebrate the life and music of the King of Pop. But are they worth buying? We investigate.

Reading Is Fundamental: Nile Rodgers' "Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco & Destiny"

Reading Is Fundamental: Nile Rodgers’ “Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco & Destiny”

Awww freak out! Singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Nile Rodgers has a book out, and we’ve reviewed it!!

Reading is Fundamental: Scott Poulson-Bryant’s “The VIPs”

Scott Poulson-Bryant has graced the pages of this site before. The award-winning journalist is a seminal figure in the emergence of the hip-hop generation in popular culture, having been one of the founding editors (and coining the name) of Vibe Magazine, serving as a contributor to Spin, co-hosting a VH-1 panel show, and authoring “Hung: A Meditation on the Measure of the Black Man in America”, as confrontational a book as has ever been written about the topic of black male sexuality [...]

Reading is Fundamental: Tom Acox’s “Got Junk?”

Over the years, I’ve become hopelessly addicted to memoir-type books. I’m not much for fiction-I find real life much more interesting than stories. Over the year and change we’ve been running this thing, I’ve posted reviews on solid memoir-type books by NBA journeyman Paul Shirley as well as regular dude/fellow blogger Jason Mulgrew . Both books were highly enjoyable. You can now add another book to that list-”Got Junk?”, a book by our very own Tom Acox (he also runs The Unqualified Economist . Go take a [...]