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May 14, 2007

2007.05.14: hey sports fans…

Filed under: Racism — nyclaw01 @ 11:27 am

From: Rebecca L Kurti
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 11:27 AM
To: 1199 Members
Subject: hey sports fans…

…this event tomorrow might interest you!


The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports by Dave ZIRIN with an introduction by CHUCK D

Featuring the authors:

Dave Zirin, author, What’s My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States

Chuck D, Public Enemy, and host, On the Real


Tuesday, May 15, 7 pm

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Blvd.

New York, NY

About the book:

“Welcome to the Terrordome.” Public Enemy’s 1990 hip-hop anthem was a call to arms against a worldand a popular culturegone mad. A real Terrordome emerged in the New Orleans Superdome in the horrifying aftermath of Hurricaine Katrinaa gruesome collision of sports and politics as thousands sat stranded in a sports arena where most could never have afforded even the cheapest ticket.

Today the “Terrordome” is a twenty-first century sports world that is frightening, ridiculous, horrifying, and inspiringall before the next commercial break. From the “baseball factories” of the Dominican Republic to the inspiring legacy of Roberto Clemente; from the stormy marriage between hip hop and the NBA to Zinedine Zidane’s head buttit  will get you talking and thinking.

Welcome to the Terrordome. You’ll find heroes and villains. You’ll find oppression and protest. And you’ll find an engaging and provocative look at the world of sports like no other.

“Dave Zirin is the best young sportswriter in America”

Robert Lipsyte, New York Times

“If you’re a sports fan you’ll love this book. If you’re politically active, you’ll love this book. If you’re a politically active sports fan, you’ve found your bible.”

Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor & Publisher, The Nation

“In sportswriting, attitude is easy. But Zirin’s also got razor smarts, rapier wit, and, most of all, a rebel’s large heart…you’ll never see sports the same way again.

Jeff Chang, author, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

About the speakers:

Dave Zirin is the author of the widely acclaimed book What’s My Name, Fool?

(Haymarket Books) and writes the weekly column “Edge of Sports” ( ). He writes a regular column for The Nation and Slam magazine and has appeared as a sports commentator on ESPN TV and radio, CBNC, WNBC, Democracy Now!, Air America, Radio Nation, and Pacifica.

Chuck D redefined rap music and hip-hop culture as leader and co-founder of the legendary rap group Public Enemy. Spike Lee calls him “one of the most politically and socially conscious artists of any generation.” He co-hosts a weekly radio show on Air America.

Welcome to the Terrordome

The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports by Dave Zirin Introduction by Chuck D ISBN 978-1931859417 | $16.00 | Trade Paper

For review copy requests, contact:

Sarah Macaraeg

For interview requests, contact:

Adam Riferenberick

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