Posts Tagged: white girls

What to Read When You Need to Understand How to Live

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Michelle Tea shares a reading list in celebration of her forthcoming book, Against Memoir, out May 8 from Amethyst Editions/The Feminist Press.

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Hilton Als on the Vice Podcast Show

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If you didn’t get the chance to take part in our Rumpus Book Club chat with White Girls author Hilton Als, don’t worry. Read the transcript, and then check out his interview with Reihan Salam for the Vice Podcast Show. They have an engrossing and fearless conversation about gender and race—plus it’s fun to put a face […]

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The Rumpus Book Club Interviews Hilton Als

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The Rumpus Book Club chats with Hilton Als about his new collection White Girls, an intriguing amalgam of fiction, essay, and memoir.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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If your fingers aren’t too frozen to click, here’s the weekend Rumpus roundup. First, our film editor Anisse Gross reviewed Hilton Als’s new book White Girls: Each time I took it out of my bag, people glanced at me wide-eyed, as if merely the title White Girls was too much out-loud talk about race in public. Then Joshua […]

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A Wild Excerpt from White Girls

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Guernica has a lengthy excerpt up from White Girls, the genre-warping new collection of cultural criticism, personal memoir, and who knows what else by the New Yorker‘s Hilton Als. It’s complex, challenging, and completely, enthrallingly beautiful, so it’s impossible to choose just one quote to represent it, but here’s an attempt: We were something dark and […]

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White Girls and Cultural Appropriation

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White people clamoring to up their cred by appropriating nonwhite culture do so hoping to be rewarded for choices that are falsely seen as inherent in people of color. In an essay on cultural appropriation for the New Inquiry, Ayesha Siddiqi dissects “the awkward sexism of white supremacy” and what we really mean when we […]

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