Celebrating Black History Month with 33 1/3

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In honor of Black History Month, we’re celebrating some of the most important musicians in Black history and culture. From classics like Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin to modern icons like Kanye and Janelle Monáe, our newest playlist has a little something for everyone. We’re featuring some of our favorite 33 1/3 artists alongside some of the most recent additions to the series and exciting upcoming releases. Listen now on Spotify and learn more about our latest books.

Enjoy your Halloween with 33 1/3!

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Wherever you’re celebrating this year, whether you’re going all out in your favorite costume, planning a Halloween Zoom bash, or just chilling on the couch with a bowl of candy, you still need some spooky tunes to jam out to. Listen now by following our Halloween playlist on Spotify or using this compiled list, and be sure to click the links below to learn more about each artist and order your own 33 1/3.

Playlist: Back-to-School in 2020

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Our own version of a 2020 playlist with a back-to-school twist! Whether you’re online or on campus, you’ll enjoy this mix of music while studying, planning or taking a well-deserved break. Follow our playlist on Spotify or check out this compiled list, and be sure to click the links below to learn more about each artist and order your own 33 1/3.

The New York Times Reviews Susan Fast’s 33 1/3

Jon Caramanica of the New York Times discusses gender, race, and cultural politics in this review of Susan Fast’s 33 1/3 on Michael Jackson’s Dangerous ! Read the full article here, and be sure to pick up a copy of the book as well. Think of what it took to be Michael Jackson, pop star chameleon forever mutating in the spotlight: the outrageous level of talent, the unbearable amount of scrutiny, to say nothing of the constant revising around race and gender and more. “This prosthetic idea of the human,”…

Excerpt: #100!! Michael Jackson’s Dangerous by Susan Fast

The following is an excerpt from the 100th volume in the series, Michael Jackson’s Dangerous by Susan Fast, out September 25. The book is available for pre-order on Amazon, Bloomsbury.com, and at your favorite independent retailer. Introduction: Telling Stories about Michael Jackson 1991’s Dangerous announced the end of Jackson’s innocence and the command of a complicated, conflicted sensibility.  – Armond White Dangerous is Michael Jackson’s coming of age album. I know this is a grand and seemingly-absurd claim to make, since many think his best work was behind him by this time.…