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Friday, April 21 • 11:15am - 1:15pm
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RJ Smith, “Junie: The America Dayton Made”
Jalylah Burrell, “Spurning the Soul Silo: Millie Jackson’s Freedom Songbook”
Annie Zaleski, “November Spawned a Monster: Why Morrissey's Tangible Acknowledgment of Disability Culture Remains so Radical”
Ann Powers, “Lament for the Death of My Cock: Jim Morrison as Phallic Disruptor”

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Evelyn McDonnell

Twitter | | Evelyn McDonnell has written or coedited six books, from Rock She Wrote: Women Write about Rock, Pop and Rap to Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways. A longtime journalist, she has been a pop culture writer at The Miami Herald and a senior editor at The Village Voice. Her writing has appeared in publications including the Los Angeles Times, Ms., Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Spin, Travel... Read More →


Jalylah Burrell

Twitter | | Jalylah Burrell is a writer, oral historian, educator, and DJ reared in Seattle and based in Harlem. A scholar of Black popular culture, her research interests include African American literature and history; African diasporic aesthetic and critical practices; popular music; comedy; and film and television history. A PhD candidate in Yale University's departments of American Studies and African American Studies, she is currently completing the manuscript, Capacity for Laughter: Toward a Black Feminist Theory of Humor... Read More →
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Ann Powers

Twitter | | Ann Powers is a critic and correspondent for NPR Music. She has worked for many publications including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Village Voice, and SPIN. She was a founding editor of the SF Weekly and, in the early 2000s, worked as a curator at S... Read More →
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RJ Smith

RJ Smith is the author of The One: The Life and Music of James Brown, and is currently working on a biography of photographer/filmmaker Robert Frank, to be published this year by Da Capo. He has previously presented papers at Pop Conference on John Cage, Johnny Otis, and the music that grew out of Los... Read More →
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Annie Zaleski

Twitter | | Annie Zaleski is a freelance journalist, editor and critic based in Cleveland, Ohio. Previously, she was on staff as an editor at the Riverfront Times and Alternative Press; currently, she’s a contributing writer at The A.V. Club and a columnist at Salon. Her profiles, interviews and criticism have appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, Spin, Vulture, Billboard, the Village Voice, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Las Vegas... Read More →

Friday April 21, 2017 11:15am - 1:15pm
JBL Theater MoPOP, 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109