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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Negropedia: The Assimilated Negro's Crash Course on the Modern Black Experience

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Patrice Evans is The Assimilated Negro, a hyperobservant, savagely pop-savvy instigator bent on pranking the crap out of our modern racial discourse. Since the debut of his popular “Ghetto Pass” column for Gawker.com, Evans has been the rare voice capable of speaking to junkies for both White Castle and Colson Whitehead with equal insight and aplomb. His first book, Negropedia, is a wide-ranging, deeply idiosyncratic tour through the tricky racial landscape of the Obama era, aimed at pop-culture consumers at the intersecting fan bases of South Park and Chappelle’s Show, Scott Pilgrim and The Boondocks.

Whether deconstructing Lil Wayne’s “no homo hypocrisy,” outlining the all-important Clair Huxtable code for finding a mate, or assessing Susan Sontag’s street cred, Evans provides a stream of daring outsider anthropology.

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About the Author

PATRICE EVANS, aka The Assimilated Negro (TAN), is a contributing writer for Grantland.com. He has written about the intersection of race, class, and pop culture for Time Out New York, Gawker.com, McSweeney’s, and CollegeHumor.com, as well as What Was the Hipster?, an essay collection published by the literary journal n+1. In addition to writing for print and online, he also writes rhymes and stand-up bits for fun and profit. He lives in New York City.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307463814
Subtitle:
The Assimilated Negro's Crash Course on the Modern Black Experience
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Author:
Evans, Patrice
Publication Date:
20111004
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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