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Why Beyoncé Matters

Why Beyoncé Matters

Why Beyoncé Matters

One moment — BBC presenter Zane Lowe's on-air dismissal of Beyoncé's Glastonbury performance — has haunted Stephen Graham for months. To him it shows up layers of predjudices about music still rife in our society.

Published on 5 October 2011

Stephen Graham is an editor at www.musicalcriticism.com and blogs at www.robotsdancingalone.wordpress.com

A Whole New Thing

A Whole New Thing

A Whole New Thing

Alice Echols tells the forgotten story of the daring, cross-racial experimentation that happened across rock, funk and disco during the 1970s.

Published on 1 February 2010

Alice Echols is a cultural critic and historian. Her latest book is Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture (W.W Norton).