It’s time for our final episode of The Stacks Book Club of the year, and we’re taking on a favorite book of the year, A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib. We are joined again by podcaster and TV writer Andrew Ti for this conversation which touches on cancel culture, Black cultural stereotypes, the skillful writing of the book, and so much more.
Stay tuned to the end of the episode to find out what our January 2022 Book Club pick will be.
Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. You can also find everything we talked about on Amazon.
- A Little Devil in America by Hanif Abdurraqib
- Yo, Is This Racist? (Andrew Ti, Tawny Newsome)
- A Little Devil in America by Hanif Abdurraqib (Audio)
- Merry Clayton
- Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones (1969)
- Whitney Houston at the 1988 Grammy Awards
- Soul Train
- “Don Cornelius Dances in Soul Train Line With Mary Wilson”
- Dave Chappelle
- “Netflix employee who criticized Dave Chappelle’s comedy special is among three suspended.” (John Koblin, The New York Times)
- Comedy Central
- Tawny Newsome
- George Carlin
- Mike Tyson
- Bernie Mac
- “Stay Educated, Fools (with Traci Thomas)” (Yo, Is This Racist?)
- Ben Vereen
- Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974)
- Jamie Foxx
- Star Trek
- Space Force (Netflix)
- Trayvon Martin
- Elon Musk
- Michael Jackson
- “Beyonce – Super Bowl 2013 Halftime Show”
- Meredith Hunter
- Don Shirley
- The Negro Motorist Green Book by Victor H. Green
- Green Book (Peter Farrelly, 2018)
- New Jack City (Mario Van Peebles, 1991)
- James Brown
- Josephine Baker
- “Ep. 160 Black People Doing Spectacular Things with Hanif Abdurraqib” (The Stacks)
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