Paul Devlin is the editor of Rifftide: The Life and Opinions of Papa Jo Jones (University of Minnesota Press, 2011). He has written for Slate, The Root, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications.

Decadence to Dawn

The world has lost a great man of letters. Paul Devlin looks back to how Barzun saluted his own friend of letters.

A new book has unearthed the story of the man behind the famous movie and book character, Charlie Chan. Paul Devlin on a great work of cultural history that will have you watching the movies all over again.