Author Spotlight

Greg Tate

Greg Tate is a Village Voice staff alum, musician, and cultural provocateur who lives high atop Harlem’s Sugar Hill. His books include Flyboy in the Buttermilk, Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader, Midnight Lightning: Jimi Hendrix and the Black Experience, and Everything but the Burden: What White People Are Taking from Black Culture. Since 1999, Tate has also co-led the conducted-improvisation ensemble Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, which tours internationally and has released umpteen albums on its own Avant Groidd imprint.

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Ghost Dog: By the Book

Two Zen masters of contemporary American cinema—Jim Jarmusch and Forest Whitaker—explore masculine codes of honor in this postmodern mix of the samurai and gangster genres.

By Greg Tate