by Nelson George
April 15, 2009 Growing up in a housing project in Brooklyn in the 1960s and '70s, Nelson George devoured Ernest Hemmingway novels... And album liner notes. In his memoir, City Kid, he tells of his early jump into the burgeoning hip-hop scene.
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April 8, 2009 Culture critic, novelist and filmmaker Nelson George reflects on his childhood in the memoir CITY KID: A Writer's Memoir of Ghetto Life and Post-Soul Success. George speaks candidly with Tell Me More about his life's journey and its role in shaping his identity and his work.
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March 19, 2009 At the age of 20, Mike Tyson burst onto the boxing scene. He soon became one of the sport's most feared and revered boxers, but along with the fame came controversy. A new documentary, Tyson, aims to shed some fresh light on this troubled life.
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July 19, 2005 Nelson George, a prolific writer and critic of black America, has made a documentary based on his best-selling book Post-Soul Nation. The new film, Smart Black People, profiles African-American personalities who left their stamp on America in the 1980s.
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February 2, 2005 While protecting the life of a Britney Spears-like pop star, bodyguard D. Hunter gets drawn into web of crime and deception. Intrigued? Read the book — D. Hunter is the subject of a new novel by Nelson George, The Accidental Hunter. George joins NPR's Ed Gordon to talk about his book and a movie he's produced that's just been released on DVD.
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