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ABOUT TOWN: The Hycide Magazine Party — September 7

@hycidemag had plenty of reasons to celebrate its first year!

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READ: An Excerpt from Victor Lavalle’s “The Devil In Silver”

@victorlavalle leads off our new book feature

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Author Victor Lavalle On What Makes The Best Monsters

@victorlavalle asks: Who else but Americans would find it so terrifying to have the dead return?

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UPCOMING: HYCIDE Magazine 1-Year Anniversary Party — 9/7

@hycidemag celebrates its 1st year with a party at MoCADA

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CHORUS: Saul Williams’s Spoken Word Tour

@saulwilliams tours in support of his literary experiment

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New Author: Yvette Edwards

The Stateside debut by an author whose debut novel was longlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize.

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UPCOMING: Shirley Sherrod — “The Courage To Hope”

Getting to know a woman who has dedicated her life to empowering poor people and rural communities.

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The Rumpus Lists Writers of Color

“It isn’t hard to find writers of color. All you have to do is read.”

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PREVIEW: Laina Dawes’s “What Are You Doing Here?”

Exploring what it’s like to be black and female in the metal and hardcore scenes

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Announcing Expanded Book Coverage

Increasing our focus on writers from the diaspora

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Fear Of A Black President

Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration.

GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings

A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

GOOD READ: Erykah Badu to Wayne Coyne: “Kiss my glittery ass!”

In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown

A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web

So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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