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Stop Smiling

Stop Smiling was an arts and culture magazine founded in the Chicago suburb of Darien, Illinois during the mid-1990s, with feature-length interviews, essays and oral histories. The magazine ceased publication in 2009.

Quincy Jones: Cinematic Soul: The Soundtracks of Quincy Jones

Overview by Michael A. Gonzales, Stop Smiling, November 2007

THE MUSICAL legacy of 74-year-old Quincy Delight Jones Jr. looms large over the landscape of popular culture. While our grandparents might remember him as the ...

Jay Z: Jay-Z: Change the Game

Interview by Michael A. Gonzales, Stop Smiling, Winter 2007

FROM CINEMATIC outlaws Vito Corleone (The Godfather) and Priest (Super Fly) to real life dons like John Gotti and Nicky Barnes, the mythology of gangsterism ...

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