Dear Summer



Jay at Arthur with a nice post about the little-known Harlem Festival of 1969. He links to Nina Simone's entire performance, which is absolutely stunning.

Related: Tools of War recently announced this summer's line-up of NYC park jams. Jazzy Jay, Theodore, Tony Touch, Bambataa, Red Alert and Cash Money in the Bronx, Mao, JBX, Rockin Rob in Harlem...it's going to be a good summer.

Joshua Clover shares excerpts from his hotly anticipated book on 1989 here (self promotion: my far less rigorous take on the late 1980s here)

And Pete L'Official bodies the whole city with this "summer songs" playlist for O-Dub's blog.

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Hua Hsu teaches in the English Department at Vassar College and writes about music, sports, and culture. More

Hua Hsu teaches in the English Department at Vassar College and writes about music, sports, and culture. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Bookforum, Slate, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe Ideas section and The Wire (for whom he writes a bi-monthly column). He is on the editorial board for the New Literary History of America.

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