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2007 Stories by Carol Cooper

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  • Meet the East Village "It" Couple of Young-Adult Lit

    published December 18, 2007

    Teen-fiction authors Scott Westerfeld and Justine Larbalestier are living the dream. Major industry talents from Holly Black (author of ... More >>

  • Wyclef Jean's The Carnival II and Pitbull's The Boatlift

    published December 4, 2007

    You'd think American rappers would address immigration issues more often than they do, since so many hip-hop performers have Caribbean roots, yet... More >>

  • Noir Mom

    published October 23, 2007

    Heidi W. Boehringer's first novel, Chasing Jordan (2005), was a harrowing post-feminist meditation on how the modern nuclear family... More >>

  • The Public Enemy Remix Project's "Bring the Noise" b/w "Give It Up"

    published September 18, 2007

    Although techno (and its subsequent sub-genres) is now associated more with its white European exponents than its black American progenitors,... More >>

  • In-Flight African Reveries

    published August 7, 2007

    The happiest five hours I ever spent in mid-air was aboard an Air France jet plugged into their on-board global jukebox. A menu of multiple... More >>

  • Crimes by the Sea

    published June 26, 2007

    With Solea, the third and final volume of his groundbreaking "Marseilles Trilogy," out this month in English, Jean-Claude Izzo's dark,... More >>

  • Bryan Ferry's Dylanesque

    published June 26, 2007

    Image-wise, few male singers have less in common with Bob Dylan than Bryan Ferry. The former Roxy Music crooner's dandified stagecraft, elegant... More >>

  • Mr. Colón's Opus

    published May 29, 2007

    The creeping commercial disillusionment that caused East Harlem bandleader Johnny Colón to stop recording in the early '70s may have been... More >>

  • The Pointiest Sister

    published May 8, 2007

    Baltimore dance diva Ultra Naté has five NYC gigs in the next week, flaunting the various aspects of her vivacious appeal. Thursday, she'll... More >>

  • No Hoodrat Friend

    published April 24, 2007

    If any of the topical essayists currently appearing in New York dailies were graced with the wit, sensitivity, and insight of William Jelani Cobb,... More >>

  • More Melting-Pot Jams From Jovial L.A. Hip-Churners

    published March 27, 2007

    If you're a giddy optimist like me, you hope to one day hear Ozomatli's cheerfully rebellious politi-pop wafting from every car radio in New York... More >>

  • Various Blues Interpretations, From the Nuanced to the Masochistic

    published January 23, 2007

    When Led Zep covered Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie's "When the Levee Breaks," they thought they were making "rock 'n' roll." When the Pointer... More >>

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