Jack Hamilton
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Jack Hamilton is Slate’s pop critic and assistant professor of American studies and media studies at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Just Around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination.

Pop, Race, and the ’60s
Nov. 17 2016 4:50 PM“Family Affair” and “Brown Sugar”The ’60s end, and things get complicated.
Pop, Race, and the ’60s
Sept. 22 2016 12:24 PM“Blowin’ in the Wind” and “A Change Is Gonna Come”Two iconic protest anthems reveal the deeply interconnected—and interracial—roots of ’60s folk, soul, and rock ’n’ roll.
Slate Plus
Jan. 29 2015 1:04 PMListen to Our January Music RoundupBeat the chill with our winter playlist, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Slate Picks
Oct. 30 2014 6:03 PMListen to Our October Music RoundupYour autumn playlist to put on repeat, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Pop, Race, and the ’60s
Oct. 6 2016 8:00 AM“Son of a Preacher Man” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water”What does it mean to say a record—or a singer—has “soul”?
TV Club Podcast
Nov. 20 2015 4:59 PMThe Empire Podcast, Episode 8Slate’s TV Club hosts discuss the good parts of this week’s refreshing episode of Empire.
Slate Picks
Jan. 5 2015 10:51 AMListen to Our December Music RoundupWarm up with our winter playlist, exclusively for Slate Plus members.