Growing up Motown—a special section on Motown explores how artists such as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson grew up within Motown Records, and how the company itself emerged in Detroit to become one of the most distinctive cultural industries of the twentieth century.
This issue contains writings about the territory of China: its people, its ways of thinking, its arts and media, its politics and social conditions. It also examines the presence of China in the imagination and behaviors of the Chinese diaspora, especially in the United States.
In the seventy–fifth year of the Hopwood Awards at the University of Michigan, MQR presents selections from new work in different genres by recent recipients of the Hopwood Awards, as well as material bearing upon the subject of creative writing in our time. Edited by Nicholas Delbanco and Laurence Goldstein.
Together with Part 1 (Fall 2005), this special issue offers detailed insight into the documentary imagination. Edited by Tom Fricke and Keith Taylor. This issue features: Kelly M. Askew on filming East African musical performers; Ruth Behar on a visit to the first World Summit Reunion of Behars in Bejar, Spain; an interview with Robert Coles by Tom Fricke about Coles’s life and lifework in the documentary field; Tom Fricke on the friendship of an anthropologist (himself) and a native informant in Nepal; and much more.
Together with Part 2 (Winter 2006), this special issue offers detailed insight into the documentary imagination. Edited by Tom Fricke and Keith Taylor, this issue features: Mark Auslander on documenting the restoration of an African-American cemetery in Georgia; Barry Lopez interviewed by Michael Shapiro; Erik Mueggler on writing the imperial project; Eileen Pollack on a Jewish cemetery in Detroit; Tom Pohrt curating never-before-circulated photos from the Cuban revolution; Jonathan Raban on James Agee and the limits of documentary style; and Keith Taylor on finding in public records the true story of a relative’s suicide in western Canada.