[act-ma] June 27: "Welcome to the Terrordome" with author Dave Zirin on Sports and Politics

Keith Rosenthal keithmr81 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 22 12:11:40 PDT 2007


 
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WELCOME TO THE TERRORDOME
The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports
wiht author Dave Zirin

Wednesday, June 27th, 7 pm 
Brookline Booksmith 
279 Harvard Street
  Boston

617-566-6660
  events at brooklinebooksmith.com
  
At the intersection of sports and politics
 
You'll find heroes.
You'll find villains.
You'll find oppression.
You'll find protest.
You'll find a platform.
And you'll find Dave Zirin. 

"If you're a sports fan you'll love this book. If you're politically active, you'll love this book. If you're a politically active sports fan, you've found your bible." 
—Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor & publisher, The Nation

"In sportswriting, attitude is easy. But Zirin's also got razor smarts, rapier wit, and, most of all, a rebel's large heart...you'll never see sports the same way again. 
—Jeff Chang, author, Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

"Welcome to the Terrordome is the sports primer for our time."
—legendary sports writer Robert Lipsyte, New York Times

"Welcome to the Terrordome." Public Enemy's 1990 hip-hop anthem was a call to arms against a world—and a popular culture—gone mad. A real Terrordome emerged in the New Orleans Superdome in the horrifying aftermath of Hurricane Katrina—a gruesome collision of sports and politics as thousands sat stranded in a sports arena where most could never have afforded even the cheapest ticket. 

Today the "Terrordome" is a twenty-first century sports world that is frightening, ridiculous, horrifying, and inspiring
all before the next commercial break. From Don Imus' racist comments to the inspiring, yet mixed, legacy of Muhammad Ali; from the stormy marriage between hip-hop and the NBA to Zinedine Zidane's head butt—it  will get you talking and thinking. 

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Dave Zirin is the author of the widely acclaimed book What's My Name, Fool? (Haymarket Books) and writes the weekly column "Edge of Sports" ( edgeofsports.com ). He writes a regular column for Nation and Slam magazine, and has appeared as a sports commentator on ESPN TV and radio, CBNC, WNBC, Democracy Now!, Air America, Radio Nation, and Pacifica. 

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Welcome to the Terrordome
The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports 
by Dave Zirin
Foreword by Chuck D
ISBN 978-1931859417 | $16.00 | Trade Paper
http://www.haymarketbooks.org 
http://cbsd.com/inventory.aspx?id=21144 

Order at:
http://www.amazon.com
http://www.bn.com
http://www.booksense.org
http://www.powells.org

       
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