Michael Gonzales

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Michael A. Gonzales has written essays and articles for The Pitchfork Review, Complex, Best African-American Essays 2010 edited by Gerald Early, Stop Smiling and Ebony.com. Co-author of Bring the Noise: A Guide to Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture (1991), he has written music journalism for Vibe, Red Bull Academy, The Village Voice,The Wire, and Wax Poetics. His short fiction has appeared in Bronx Biannual, Brown Sugar, Black Pulp and Crime Factory. A columnist for soulhead.com, Gonzales is currently finishing his literary New York City hip-hop novel Boom for Real.


Cover Photo: Their Songs: The Ballad of Elton John and Bernie Taupin by Michael Gonzales
Their Songs: The Ballad of Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin collaborated to create timeless pop songs during the 1970s.

Sep 20, 2017
Cover Photo: Love in the Age of Prince by Michael Gonzales
Love in the Age of Prince

“After hearing ‘1999,’ I wouldn’t date any woman that wasn’t down with Prince.”

May 02, 2017
Cover Photo: photo by Alan Turkus/flickr
Live Girls, Lonely Boys

“Times Square transformed from an adult sexual wonderland to an urban family playground.”

Sep 07, 2016
Cover Photo: photo by Susan Sermoneta/flickr
​Into the Cinema, Onto the Page

“Movie buffs, like writers, have no problem with solitude.”

Jun 01, 2016