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Author Q&A for Living Colour's Time's Up

33 1/3 Author Q&A: A Closer Look at Living Colour’s Time’s Up

Welcome to our latest author Q&A, where we chat to the writers behind new and upcoming 33 1/3 books! Today Kimberly Mack talks to us about her addition to the series: Living Colour’s Time’s Up. She tells us more about why she chose this album, her experience writing across multiple genres and the impact Living […]

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33 1/3 Author Q&A: A closer look at Babes in Toyland’s Fontanelle

Welcome to our latest author Q&A, where we chat to the writers behind new and upcoming 33 1/3 books! Today Selena Chambers talks to us about her addition to the series: Babes in Toyland’s Fontanelle. She tells us more about the fun and challenging parts of writing her first 33 1/3, what content didn’t make

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New Podcast Episode on Hole’s Live Through This

Live Through This is an album about girlhood and motherhood; desire and disgust; self-destruction and survival. There have been few rock albums before or since so intimately concerned with female experience. It is an album that changed lives – so why is Courtney Love’s achievement as a songwriter and musician still not taken seriously, two decades on? In this two-part episode, we explore Hole’s origin and influences, their glam 90s LA image, and the 3rd wave feminist backlash against Courtney Love as she challenged every preconceived notion of “good” womanhood.

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Celebrating Black voices on the Bloomsbury Academic podcast

This month, the Bloomsbury Academic podcast takes a look at episodes that amplify Black voices and celebrate Black art and history. Listen in as Ayanna Dozier, Ana Lucia Araujo, Faith Pennick, and Ayanna Thompson discuss everything from slavery and collective memory to the history of representation in the music and theater industries to modern forms of expression and empowerment. These are four conversations you won’t want to miss, including two interviews with our 33 1/3 authors.

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A discussion on D‘Angelo’s Voodoo

It’s here! The latest episode of the Bloomsbury Academic Podcast features Faith Pennick (@FaithPennick), author of D’Angelo’s Voodoo, discussing the legacy of the acclaimed 2000 album that skirts all definitive labels.  With not one song under four minutes in length, Voodoo takes its time. It is a leisurely paced work of art backed by a steady beat that does not waver, while

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Celebrating The Raincoats + New Podcast Episode!

Last week marked the end of a particularly eventful Pride month, but that doesn’t mean the conversations, or celebrations, have to end. Today we are highlighting one of our favorite queer-rebellious-feminist-punk bands of all time: The Raincoats. That’s right, you can now listen to our newest episode of the Bloomsbury Academic Podcast, where we talk to 33 1/3 author Jenn Pelly about this spontaneous and captivating all-female group and the unapologetic music they created.

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A Discussion on Tom Petty’s Southern Accents

Check out the latest episode on the 33 1/3 podcast: Michael Washburn (@WhaleLines), author of Tom Petty’s Southern Accents, discusses Tom Petty’s attempt at a single-concept album on the American South. The 1985 album led to a fall from grace and a subsequent reinvention. Washburn’s book, and the case of Tom Petty, is an appealing study in celebrity, identity, and

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How we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Let It Be

Our first podcast episode on one of our 33 1/3 titles is now available!  Are you a Beatles fan? Do you know what this week is? No? May 8th, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Let It Be album—the recording sessions for which might be the most creative and chaotic of their career. And we’re having the ultimate celebration with author and

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