Hilton Als on "White Girls"

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hilton Als, staff writer at The New Yorker, blogger, and author of White Girls (McSweeny's, 2013), discusses his new book of essays and why the title encompasses not only Flannery O'Connor and Louise Brooks, but also Truman Capote and Michael Jackson.


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Comments [8]

Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Hey ... here's tomorrow's lead segment, Brian-

New CBS poll today shows Obama's approval is now 37%, yes folks, 37%.
(That's what happens when you lie to the people and then tell them that you didn't lie.)

Let's talk about those evil Obama-hating racists who now comprise 63% of the public. Can't wait ... I know that you'll want to discuss these numbers.

Nov. 20 2013 12:23 PM
The Truth from Becky

More ignorance and disrespect. He is an idiot.

Nov. 20 2013 11:54 AM
Amy from Manhattan

And how does Mr. Als see the use of "girl" for adult women (of any race) compared to the use of "boy" for adult black men?

Nov. 20 2013 11:53 AM
genejoke from Brooklyn

Wow. I never imagined listening to a segment on EMINEM, of all people, on the Brian Lehrer show.

Nov. 20 2013 11:51 AM
Mr. Bad from NYC

More critical theory/postmodern gobbledy gook. A very fine philosopher once said "Garbage is Garbage. But the history of garbage is scholarship." Junk thinking wrapped up in ten-dollar words.

Nov. 20 2013 11:51 AM
Robert from NYC

Well Michael Jackson transformed himself from a sex good looking black man to a quite ugly white girl. I've been saying that for years. And yes I remember that at Uncle Charlies.

Nov. 20 2013 11:49 AM
foodaggro from Brooklyn

Thanks, Brian. Another self-designated expert clown.

Nov. 20 2013 11:49 AM
Amy from Manhattan

White straight girls or white gay girls?

Nov. 20 2013 11:47 AM

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