The Resurrection of Aretha Franklin in 'Amazing Grace'
The newly released concert film is a joyous celebration of faith—and of how Aretha moved even secular audiences toward the holy.
Too Much and Still Not Enough: Mourning Aretha Franklin
The funerals of my Muslim childhood were quick and modest. But I've learned to love the extended gospel funeral. Aretha's homegoing reminded me why.
Aretha Franklin Wasn't Just the Queen Of Soul—She Was Also the Godmother of the Protest Song
Franklin didn't set out to make a mark on the anti-war movement, but she did so anyway.