Aretha Franklin

Respect:  The Life of Aretha Franklin by David Ritz

Book review: an unvarnished life of Aretha Franklin

Warts and all, a comprehensive and accurate account of a life
Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston, R.I.P.

Houston was, literally and metaphorically, the anthem performer to end all anthem performers
Respect:  The Life of Aretha Franklin by David Ritz

Aretha Franklin on Martin Luther King, Barack Obama and Halle Berry

From 2011, our conversation with the queen of soul before she put on a show at the Toronto Jazz Festival
Layton

The Commons: To believe

Aaron Wherry on Jack Layton’s final day on the campaign trail
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The Commons: How it looked from here

Watching the Governor General (and 150 of her closest friends) watch Obama make history