This May, we’re reading Country and Midwestern: Chicago in the History of Country Music and the Folk Revival by Mark Guarino for our #ReadUCP Twitter
The time has come. Flat, blue skies press down overhead, a few eager leaves begin to wither on their branches, and there’s the slightest coolness
In Street Scriptures: Between God and Hip-Hop Alejandro Nava explores an important aspect of hip-hop that is rarely considered: its deep entanglement with spiritual life.
The music of the Ethiopian diaspora rings around the world, testifying to the experiences of those exiled from their homeland and serving as a keystone
Billy Boy Arnold has been playing Chicago blues for just about as long as the genre has existed, with a recording and performing career that
To help us tune into the atmosphere of his book, Charlie Hailey made a playlist that will musically transport you to his porch on Florida’s Homosassa River on a hazy, lazy summer’s day. Click through to listen.
In Feminisms: A Global History, historian Lucy Delap looks to the global past to give us a usable history of the movement against gender injustice—one
Ed Vulliamy’s memoir Louder than Bombs: A Life with War, Music, and Peace, tells the stories of the artists, songs, and concerts that influenced him
We know that many of you will be turning your attention to the Iowa Caucus on February 3rd as the 2020 Presidental Primaries get underway.
To celebrate the release of Going All City, semi-retired graffiti writer Stefano Bloch’s debut memoir, we put together a playlist that captures its fierce, poignant essence.