We usually use this space to talk about albums, movies, and TV shows, and while Muhammad Ali made all of those things, they aren’t what matters about him. But he matters as much as anyone in our time. He was a real-life superhero. He stood for things we hadn’t yet realized were right and shook up the world until we saw his light. We simply couldn’t let his loss go unmentioned here.
David Redneck’s exquisite biography, King Of The World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero, is a book we hope you’ll read to understand his time, his mind, and his impact. It’s the best thing we can recommend as we all contemplate just what Muhammad Ali meant and how he so necessarily shook up the world.