Story | Dec 4, 2013
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Story | Dec 5, 2013 | 12:10 PMProbably the least important thing worth saying about Hilton Als' "White Girls" is that it's the best book of the year. I think it is, but these essays — hostile, intimate, whip-smart — brush aside such accolades. They refuse tidy conclusions, easy answers. Nothing is settled, not even whether one is a white girl or a black man. "But what exactly is a black?" asks Jean Genet in the book's epigraph. "First of all, what's his color?" Als is a gay black man, but he's not so sure what that means, and you shouldn't be, either.
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Story | Dec 2, 2013 | 4:30 PM
It started with a violent standoff and ended with a peaceful march, during which a small group of protestors organized a cross-country demonstration, carrying banners "for equality and against racism" from the South of France to Paris. Backed by Luc...
Story | Dec 1, 2013 | 5:00 AM