Paul Devlin

Paul Devlin is a regular contributer to The Root and the editor of Rifftide: The Life and Opinions of Papa Jo Jones.

Brow Beat
Aug. 21 2013 5:36 PMSome Things You Didn’t Know About Albert Murray
Brow Beat
Jan. 21 2013 1:51 PMDuke Ellington’s Tribute to Martin Luther King, 50 Years Later
The Oscars
Feb. 4 2011 10:38 AMOne-Eyed Gods and One-Armed GodsDoes True Grit tap into an ancient myth?
Nov. 10 2010 6:28 PMIt Was WrittenWhy are there so many errors in The Anthology of Rap? The editors respond.
May 29 2007 7:15 AMHere Lies the Tie ClipAn elegy for a great accessory.
June 19 2013 11:41 AMWhy Did Ralph Ellison Never Publish His Second Novel?A new theory.
Brow Beat
Nov. 9 2011 5:33 PMHow Heavy D Changed the Way We See Fat Rappers
Nov. 19 2010 5:30 PMStakes Is HighMembers of the Anthology of Rap's advisory board speak out about the book's errors. Plus: Grandmaster Caz lists the mistakes in his lyrics.
Nov. 4 2010 8:01 AMFact-Check the RhymeThe Anthology of Rap is rife with transcription errors. Why is it so hard to get rap lyrics right?
Book Blitz
Oct. 13 2006 12:59 PMFor Whom the Shill ToilsHemingway's lost work for Ringling Bros. and Ballantine Ale.
  Slate Plus
Jan. 27 2015 11:18 AM Slate Voice: “American Liar” Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read his piece about Jesse Ventura’s defamation suit against Chris Kyle.