Consumers probably know me best for the memoir Ghetto Celebrity (Crown, 2003) and the story of Dock Ellis & the LSD No-No. I also lecture and facilitate. 503.258.7907 | email@example.com
by Donnell Alexander, from ESPN The Magazine's 2009 "bookazine" on Michael Jordan.
Early in the spring of 1982, when he was a skinny freshman at North Carolina, before he had enough fans to start his own religion, Michael Jordan was largely unknown outside the state.
“Cleopatra was known for her beautiful, long, luxurious pubic hair, which she proudly wore brushed and oiled, and she was known to admire — and display — her pubic hair in the shiny marble floors and the light, diaphanous gowns of the time.”
The Pacific Northwest has a relationship with hip hop culture that is complex and, on occasion, commercially exceptional.
This is so not the fatherhood I’d imagined as a male raised by a sometimes super-poor single mother or, for that matter, as a regular, paycheck-to-paycheck father, which I was for more than a dozen years—in home and across town.
"To me, this conversation always comes back to the Booty Call-Rosewood conversation," says director Barry Jenkins.
During the 45 minutes I spend inside the occupied refuge, I experience a calm and acceptance that is utterly unlike the vibe back in Burns. The occupiers ask me to stay, and invite me to eat. I talk to several other people in addition to Ehmer, and at no point do I feel racial animus.
Still, I ask Ehmer the question...
N.W.A’s gritty, complicated history deserves an equally complex film adaptation, something closer to the “reality rap” its members claimed to create.
By now you’ve heard plenty about the gas mask bong kid. Probably.
Dock Ellis and Gaylord Perry, together again. A visual meditation on cheating, from my enhanced ebook Beyond Ellis D, produced with Thor Swift.
Crate Diggers is a music / interview podcast using vinyl records as a jumping off point for conversations between musicians and other cool people.
Ghetto Celebrity named one of the San Francisco Chronicle's Best Books of 2003!
The short has been hailed as, among other things, one of the greatest baseball films ever. The audio narrative was created by me, with Neille Ilel.
“It’s going to come as a shock to people, but these days [musicians] have other pursuits.” Martyn Leaper says. “This is a good thing.”
Bigotry in America has marginalized a diverse range of minority culture. “I was expecting it to get more attention as well, the numbers are so startling,” says Turner....