Author Essays, Interviews, and Excerpts

Five Questions with Victoria W. Wolcott, author of “Living in the Future: Utopianism and the Long Civil Rights Movement”

Utopian thinking is often dismissed as unrealistic, idealistic, and impractical—completely divorced from urgent issues like repairing the United States’ bitter history of racial injustice. But

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Author Essays, Interviews, and Excerpts

Read an Excerpt from “Sound Experiments: The Music of the AACM” by Paul Steinbeck

Founded on Chicago’s South Side in 1965 and still thriving today, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is the most influential collective

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Author Essays, Interviews, and Excerpts

5 Questions with Alison Richard, author of “The Sloth Lemur’s Song: Madagascar from the Deep Past to the Uncertain Present”

Madagascar is a place of change. A biodiversity hotspot and the fourth largest island on the planet, it has been home to a spectacular parade

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