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

Soul Tracks

The image of the hip black detective played by Richard Roundtree in Gordon Parks’s unforgettable 1971 film, Shaft, precursor to…