Michael A. Gonzales

  1. tv review
    Sherman’s Showcase Black History Month Spectacular Goes Way Back in TimeThe IFC variety show goofs on everything soulful and sacred.
  2. Faith Evans, Soul-Singing Widow of Biggie Smalls, Misses Kum Kau KitchenFaith Evans, the soul singer once married to rapper Biggie Smalls (who was shot in 1997; she has since remarried), recently launched her sixth s […]
  3. Mary J. Blige, Steak-Loving Soul Diva, Really “Vomited” That ‘Precious’ SongWhile pop divas are often fashionably late, Mary J. Blige has already ordered her steak when I arrive for our noon lunch at Del Frisco’s in midt […]
  4. 93 Minutes With Corey Glover and Vernon ReidTwenty-one years after “Cult of Personality,” Living Colour has a new album, a few regrets, and no intention of ever wearing neon spandex again.
  5. The Holy House of Hip-hopOn August 11, 1973, D.J. Kool Herc didn’t know he was revolutionizing pop music—he was just trying to keep people dancing. The rec room where it […]