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Greg Tate, Groundbreaking Cultural Critic and Black Rock Coalition Co-Founder, Has Died

Greg Tate, one of the most incisive, insightful, and influential cultural critics of the past 35 years, has died. His publisher Duke University Press confirmed the author’s death to Rolling Stone, though a cause of death was not confirmed.  “Hard to explain the impact that Flyboy in the Buttermilk had on a whole generation of young writers and critics who read every page of it like scripture,” The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb wrote on Twitter, aptly summing up the effect that Tate’s iconic 1992 essay collection had on the world. “It’s still a clinic on literary brilliance.” Tate was born in Dayton,...
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Revered cultural critic Greg Tate has died at age 64

The revered critic Greg Tate, an early and influential hip hop writer, has died. Tate grew up around intellectuals and developed a rabid curiosity about music, film, literature, theory and politics. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:. One of the most revered and influential cultural critics of the last 30 years has passed...

Music and cultural critic Greg Tate dead at 64

Greg Tate, a music and cultural critic who elevated hip-hop as a cultural phenomenon worthy of the kind of respect and admiration jazz has received, has died. He was 64. Laura Sell, a spokeswoman for Duke University Press, which published Tate's "Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader" in 2016, confirmed his death Tuesday.

Greg Tate (1957–2021), The Village Voice cultural critic

Greg Tate was a longtime cultural critic for The Village Voice as well as the founder of the band Burnt Sugar. Details of death: Died at the age of 64. We invite you to share condolences for Greg Tate in our Guest Book. Cultural critic. Tate began writing for The...

Greg Tate, Influential Critic, Essayist, and Chronicler of the Black Avant-Garde, Dies at 64

Greg Tate, an incisive and influential critic and essayist who focused on matters related to music, art, and other realms of culture, has died at the age of 64. Reports of his passing began circulating online early Tuesday, and his publisher Duke University Press confirmed the news. A cause of death was not immediately available. Tate made his name early on as a studious and stylish writer about music and art for publications including the Village Voice, Vibe, and Spin—as well as ARTnews, for which he wrote a number of essays and reviews dating back to 2017. He was one of...

Sondheim's 'Assassins,' Brandi Carlile, Annie Leibovitz, Remembering Greg Tate, Best NYC Movies

The Stephen Sondheim musical “Assassins,” about those who have attempted to assassinate American presidents, feels incredibly of-the-moment, even though it premiered in 1990. The 2021 revival was delayed due to COVID, but is now running at the Classic Stage Company. Director John Doyle, no stranger to Sondheim’s work, joins us to discuss the show. He will be joined by actor Steven Pasquale, who plays John Wilkes Booth.

Strata-East at 50: How a revolutionary record label put control in artists' hands

About 50 years ago, pianist Stanley Cowell and trumpeter Charles Tolliver embarked on a bold venture together. In the face of a tough business climate, at a time of constriction in the record industry, they started their own label, Strata-East Records, breaking in its catalog with the self-titled debut by their own working band, Music Inc.

Red-hot Rockets host Nets in James Harden homecoming

What a rush! The Brooklyn Nets got their week long, four game road trip started on Tuesday night against the Dallas Mavericks and the Road Warriors stole one with a dramatic fourth quarter comeback on TNT. That’ll help a road trip get off to a good start. They’ve won six straight games on the road.
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Young People Facing Mental Health Crisis, Exacerbated by Pandemic

The U.S. surgeon general on Tuesday warned that young people are facing a “devastating” mental health crisis, compounded by the ongoing pandemic. Young people have reported higher rates of depression and anxiety, and emergency room visits for suicide attempts went up by over 50% for adolescent girls in early 2021, compared to figures from 2019.
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COVID Booster Shots Could Help Slow Down Spread of Omicron Variant

An early South African study on the Omicron coronavirus variant finds that people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine could still be vulnerable to breakthrough infection, though a third booster shot appears to offer greater protection. Early data has not shown Omicron causes more severe illness and health officials have reaffirmed widespread vaccination is the best protection against COVID-19.
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Billionaire CEO of Fires 900 Employees Over Zoom

In business news, the billionaire CEO of digital mortgage company is under fire after video circulated of him laying off 900 staffers, about 15 percent of its workforce, during a Zoom call. Vishal Garg: “If you’re on this call, you are part of the unlucky group that is being...
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Rohingya Refugees Sue Facebook Over Role in 2017 Genocide

Rohingya refugees are suing Facebook’s parent company Meta over its failure to stop violent hate speech on its platform, which contributed to the bloody military crackdown of the Rohingya Muslim community by the Burmese military in 2017. Law firms in the U.S. and U.K. launched the legal effort on behalf of the Rohingya community around the world, including in Bangladeshi refugee camps. Plaintiffs are demanding over $150 billion in damages. The U.N. found as many as 10,000 Rohingya were killed by Burmese forces during the 2017 genocide, though some estimates put the death toll at more than twice that number. Another 730,000 people were forced to flee the country.