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The VICE Podcast - Hilton Als on Writing and Race

Reihan Salam welcomes Hilton Als, one of America's most daring and inventive critics, and they discuss Als's early years as a writer, what it means to cross racial and cultural barriers, and Als's latest book, White Girls.
December 18, 2013, 4:10pm

This week on the podcast, Reihan Salam welcomes Hilton Als, the theater writer for the New Yorker and one of America's most daring and inventive critics. In his latest book, White Girls, Als blends criticism and memoir in a series of interlinked reflections on race, sex, and art, and he discusses the book with Reihan along with his early years as a writer and what it means to cross boundaries of class, color, and culture.

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