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@U2 Originals: March 2017

@U2, April 02, 2017
By: Tassoula E. Kokkoris


In the March edition of @U2 Originals, discover deep-dives into songs and videos from The Joshua Tree; six more Joshua Tree Journeys; two more podcasts; a trio of Pop articles and a new installment of our Another Time, Another Place series. Read them all here.

Continuing our coverage celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree, we produced the following features:

  • Sherry Lawrence discussed the relevance of The Joshua Tree in this month's OTR column.
  • Tassoula E. Kokkoris explored the life of the song in "Under the Influence of The Executioner's Song: The Birth, Death and Resurrection of Exit."
  • Scott Calhoun put on his sleuthing hat to deliver "The 411 on U2's 5589: Mystery Solved."
  • Collin Souter explored the visual side of the landmark album in, "Timeless, Too: The Joshua Tree Videos."

Our Joshua Tree Journeys series also continued with essays from:

Note: We're still accepting submissions for this series. Details here.

In addition, the @U2 Podcast featured these episodes:

Jill Marino continued our series, Another Time, Another Place, with her essay, "How to Dismantle an Atomic College Semester."

Tassoula E. Kokkoris traveled to Canada for a U2-themed dinner and wrote about it in "Feast of Fellowship in the Spirit of U2."

Many fans are excited about the 20th anniversary of Pop. In recognition of that:

  • Collin Souter authored "Staring At The Songs: The Videos of Pop."
  • Fernanda Bottini wrote about "The Vulnerable Side of Pop."
  • Eric Gifford revealed "The Unloved Songs of Pop: Miami and Playboy Mansion."

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