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- DescriptionDebut of the literary journal dubbed the African-American Macsweeney's, this is the most important literary journal in hip-hop America - one that is neither celebrity-driven r specifically academic. An intellectual town-hall-on-paper that rejects the cheerleader tone of celebrity-driven urban publications, as well as the highfalutin tone of academics, Bronx is a critical and thought-provoking journal recording the rise and fall of blacks in all formulations of the black aesthetic, mixing an appreciation of high and low culture with a language aimed at the bourgeoisie and the boulevard - all filtered through a soulful eye. The premiere edition includes new short stories by Greg Tate, Donnell Alexander and Michael A. Gonzales; a transcript of a speech on the future of hip-hop America by KRS-One; a comparison/contrast essay on television's Sex and the City ; Toure assaying Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks Cartoon ; a recipe from the head chef of Jay-Z's 40-40 club; and an in-depth examination of the visceral connection between the Atlantic slave trade and the mainstreaming of hip-hop culture. The journal's unifying aesthetic is summed up in its tagline: Bronx Biannual - urbane urban literature . Once upon a time, hip-hop culture was a gritty, inner-city, youth-only movement. But the hip-hop generation has come of age and is w the driving force in today's worldwide pop culture. Bronx broadens the charter to include everything the music touches, embraces, or informs: politics, movies, television, journalism, sports, crime, groupies, pimps, drugs and all the other forms of hip-hop. Bronx is a new urban literary journalism including strong fiction, some humour and a combination of literary, artistic, theatrical, political and cultural matters.
- Author BiographyMiles Marshall Lewis is also the author of Scars of the Soul Are Why Kids Wear Bandages When They Don't Have Bruises (Akashic, available from Turnaround) and is a former editor of Vibe and XXL. His work has been published in the Nation, the Village Voice, Rolling Stone and Essence.
- PublisherAkashic Books,U.S.
- Date of Publication07/06/2006
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAkashic Books,U.S.
- Weight268 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edited byMiles Marshall Lewis
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