Posts Tagged: gentrification

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The Commune

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Our house, we believed, was a microcosm of that country. Every month, we’d gather at the kitchen table for our house meeting, where we, like politicians, unveiled our big plans for change. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Asali Solomon

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Asali Solomon discusses her debut novel, Disgruntled, narrative structure, the mythology of memory and place, and returning to Philadelphia after years away. ...more

The Conversation

The Conversation: Jayson Smith and A. H. Jerriod Avant

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My responsibility is to not be negligent and cause unnecessary harm. To a listener or reader. My allegiance is only to truth. ...more

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The Conversation: Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib and Paul Tran

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The sitting down to write, convincing myself that my voice matters, even though there are so many telling me that it doesn’t. ...more

History for the Layman

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Electric Literature’s Dan Sheehan interviews Eagles Prize finalist DW Gibson, whose recent book The Edge Becomes Center explores the gentrification of New York City neighborhoods through the oral histories of those who experienced it firsthand:

I wanted to find a way to make the subject meaningful and alive for the layman… Oral history makes that possible because it gets away from the idea of one person explaining the phenomenon and plants us squarely inside the phenomenon.

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The Rumpus Interview with Daniel José Older

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Author Daniel José Older talks about his new novel, Shadowshaper, noir influence in urban fantasy, gentrification, white privilege and the publishing industry, and why we need diverse books, now more than ever. ...more

What Are We Supposed to Do About Gentrification?

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We’ve previously written a bit about gentrification, particularly in San Francisco.

Gabriel Metcalf, writing for the Atlantic‘s Cities blog, has some thoughts about what caused the problem and what we might try to do to solve it:

Many outspoken citizens did—and continue to do—everything possible to fight new high-density development or, as they saw it, protecting the city from undesirable change.

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Saying “The G-Word” Out Loud

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Gentrification is a thorny subject in San Francisco these days, as it is in many American cities.

A roundup post at SF Weekly blog The Snitch collects some of the best writing that’s sprung up around the issue, including George Packer’s puzzled look at Silicon Valley in the New Yorker and Rebecca Solnit’s excoriation of the Google Bus in the London Review of Books.

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