Joshua Adams is a writer, arts & culture journalist, and assistant professor at Salem State University. From Chicago, Illinois, Joshua holds a B.A. in African American Studies from the University of Virginia and a Journalism M.A. from the University of Southern California. His writings often explain current and historical cultural phenomenon by bringing them down to the personal. Below are some of his highlighted writing clips (check out his documentary here and Ted Talk here).
C-Ville Weekly — Local author spotlights under-the-radar female mathematicians at NASA
Teen Vogue — Donald Trump’s Inauguration Inspires #InaugurationBlackout Live Tweeting
The Guardian —Queen Sugar: why it’s a time travel show for black audiences
CJR— Q&A: Vox data guru on how cartoons can help simplify complex issues
Pacific Standard — ‘Pitch’ and the Three-Pronged Psyche of Black Female Athletes
Brooklyn Mag — The Book Behind Oprah’s Queen Sugar
Ebony — NAS on ‘Time Is Illmatic’ and a Rap World Without Blogs
GameSpot— How Nintendo Uses Luck To Make Games Fun For Everyone
Longreads — What Thomas Jefferson Taught Me About Charlottesville and America
Chicago Mag — Final Fantasy Concerts Draw a Classical Audience with Rock-Show Reactions
DJBooth — Is Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” Brilliant Critique or Ironic Troll?
PopMatters — Writing in Subtext: The Brilliance and the Problems of ‘Steven Universe’
Ebony — Marvel’s “Infinity Gauntlet”
HipHopDX — GoldLink Reveals “The God Complex” Was A First-Person Narrative
Colorlines — Fatimah Asghar on Why Her New Web Series is a Love Letter to ‘Brown Girls’ Everywhere
NewsOne— Who is Colin Warner? Learn the True Story Behind ‘Crown Heights’
Ebony — KanYeezus: Rap Man’s Got a God Complex
Blavity — Do black lives matter in Brazil?
Huffington Post — LA Times Hires #BlackTwitter Reporter: Is This Good, Bad, Or Complicated?
Huffington Post — The Good and Bad of Kylo Ren
PASS — Nakhane Takes Em’ To Church