Author: Douglas Singleton

Douglas Singleton writes film and theater criticism for The Brooklyn Rail. His website,, features art, photography, music, design, and multi-media. A staged script reading of his theater piece Kurnst Soul Folk was presented at 65 Hope Street Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn earlier this year

Articles Written by Douglas Singleton:

Soul Tracks

The image of the hip black detective played by Richard Roundtree in Gordon Parks’s unforgettable 1971 film, Shaft, precursor to the “blaxploitation” film explosion of the 70s, is inseparable from the brilliant musical soundtrack composed for that movie by Isaac Hayes (“…Shaft is a bad muther—Shut your mouth!”). The music and film go together like… Read more »