My American Dream Sounds Like Nina Simone

Hand-stitched typography, a skate park gallery, Nina Simone and more in our weekly look at the Web

UPenn professor Salamishah Tillet contributed a brilliantly written piece to NPR’s music blog on the indelible Nina Simone. Tillet guides readers through history, pointing out the copious ways in which Simone continues to not only influence music, but American culture at large.