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Friday, March 23 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
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 RJ Smith, “There Was a Time: James Brown in Augusta”

Dave Tompkins, “The Beat Who Cheated Death”

Carlo Rotella, “Shipping Up to Boston: A Pecking Order”

Moderator: Andrew Ross


Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross is a Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. A contributor to the Nation, the Village Voice, New York Times, and Artforum, he is the author of many books, including No Respect: Intellectuals and Popular Culture, and he is the co-editor of Microphone... Read More →

Carlo Rotella

Carlo Rotella, Director of American Studies and Professor of English at Boston College, writes regularly for the New York Times Magazine and Washington Post Magazine and writes an op-ed column for the Boston Globe. His next book, Playing in Time, will be published in 2012.   Abstract:"Shipping... Read More →

RJ Smith

RJ Smith has been a senior editor at Los Angeles magazine, a contributor to Blender, a columnist for The Village Voice, a staff writer at Spin, and a contributor to numerous other publications. His award-winning cultural history, The Great Black Way, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller... Read More →

Dave Tompkins

Dave Tompkins’ vocoder book, How To Wreck A Nice Beach, was named entertainment book of the year by Amazon in 2010. His writing has appeared in Oxford American, Grantland, The Believer, Village Voice and The Wire.   Abstract:"The Beat Who Cheated Death" “The Beat Who Cheated... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2012 11:15am - 12:45pm EDT
The Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life (GC) 238 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

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