America from 2004 to 2009 – its new ironies and old habits, its capacity for change – is topic A in this collection of essays and blog posts on popular culture, the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina, a transformative election, and the first 100 days of the Obama administration. | Now available at Authorhouse
One nation subject to change: A collection of topical essays exploring television, hip-hop, patriotism, the use of language under Bush II, and the author's own reckoning with mortality. | Available at Authorhouse
A veteran print and online journalist, producer and blogger, Michael E. Ross writes frequently on the arts, politics, race matters and pop culture. A graduate of the University of Colorado Department of Journalism & Mass Communications, he has worked as a reporter, editor and critic at newspapers and Web sites, including The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, NBCNews.com, MSN and Current TV. He is a former adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. His work has appeared in NBCNews.com, The New York Times, The Times Book Review, Jazziz, Wired, Entertainment Weekly, the San Jose Mercury News, PopMatters, The Loop21, Salon, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Root, NPR.com, theGrio, seattlepi.com and other publications. Author of the novel Flagpole Days (2003); and essay collections Interesting Times (2004) and American Bandwidth (2009), he contributed to the anthologies MultiAmerica (edited by Ishmael Reed, 1997) and Soul Food (2000).