The Life and Death of Twerk


The American Reader has a new series examining the lifespan of American slang. In the first installment, Michael Reid Roberts looks at the history of “shade” and “twerk.”

P.E. Garcia is an Editor-at-Large for the Rumpus and a contributor to HTMLGiant. They currently live in Philadelphia, where they were recently accidentally elected to be Judge of Elections. Find them on Twitter: @AvantGarcia. More from this author →