Report: Aretha Franklin Diagnosed with Cancer

As reports circulate about her health, the Queen of Soul is receiving an outpouring of support. Franklin underwent surgery last Thursday, Dec. 2, but did not...

Doing It Their Way

Some artists sing the song, and some let the song sing them. For Aretha Franklin, the song has always been incidental — a cheap vehicle for her amazing voice...

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Crowns: A Brief History of Church Hats

Aretha Franklin stole the show on Inauguration Day with a bow-tied example of African American church hat culture. TIME examines the accessory and where it came...

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