The mystery writer and cultural critic is an outspoken defender of free thinking and cultural appropriation.
The tour may be canceled, but the book is benefiting from the controversy.
"I refuse to construct some kind of character who is going to appease everybody."
Bias incident reports, safety concerns, and harassment charges, all because of a slightly trollish Facebook post.
A tale of chicken and cultural appropriation in Austin.
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"The idea that only black kids would wear Black Panther costumes is insane to me."
"This appropriation needs to stop," says one Labour Party member of Parliament.
Nick Gillespie talks about the end of the cultural mainstream, the rise of DIY everything, and the quaint, unacknowledged power of $6 DVD players.
"Mexican culture cannot be reduced to tacos, oversized sombreros and piñatas." True, but those shouldn't be off-limits either.
Social media can actually be pretty good at hosting heated conversations about racism and sexism.
Kennedy wears Indian garb, gives anti-cultural appropriators a mass coronary
This isn't the first time the MSM have gotten their tortilla-chip meal provenance wrong.
Cosmopolitan isn't very cosmopolitan when it comes to costumes.
The New Republic unwittingly praises Reason and Lionel Shriver with faint damning.
The cultural appropriation hysteria reaches a fever pitch.
An intergovernmental committee meets in Geneva this week to talk about "protecting" traditional cultural expressions.
'It's about profit, ownership, and wealth in a white supremacist culture.'
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What happens when rhetoric is good but totally divorced from reality, whether the topic is the budget or war?
"...a space that is not safe for indigenous and racialized writers."
In the spirit of an interracial, equal-opportunity orgy of bougie-ness, check out these tunes and videos.
The author of We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Mandibles pulls no punches when it comes to race, sex, or economics.
"When celebrities-and celeb chefs like Jamie Oliver-render Spain's beloved dish unrecognizable, our culture suffers."