Martin Johnson

Martin Johnson writes about music for the Wall Street Journal, basketball for Slate and beer for Eater, and he blogs at both the Joy of Cheese and Rotations. Follow him on Twitter.

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Jan. 28 2011 10:31 PM
In 2008 the British singer suddenly lost her husband to a drug overdose. She's been on a creative tear ever since, releasing a CD last year and an EP this week. She talks to The Root about killing it in the kitchen, her new iPad and why she prefers Leeds to London.
Dec. 11 2010 12:08 AM
He is best remembered for a stunning saxophone solo that became Eddie Jefferson's signature song -- and the sound track to a million romances. But he was more than that.
Nov. 23 2010 12:55 AM
The Root asked four African-American wine and beer experts what they'll be serving with their holiday meals. Take their cues and try a dry rosé, or maybe some pumpkin beer -- anything but another box of sangria!
Nov. 15 2010 12:12 AM
On the heels of the release of "I Know I've Been Changed," his first all-gospel album since Hurricane Katrina, Aaron Neville chats with The Root about gospel music, New Orleans and his upcoming wedding.