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Hanif Abdurraqib

@NifMuhammad

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writer of some books // curator: // Ohioan // He/Him

Columbus, OH
Joined December 2010
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Hanif Abdurraqib
a year ago
here is the cover for A Little Devil In America, out March 30th. Willa Mae Ricker & Leon James, ecstatic during the Lindy Hop, shot by Gjon Mili in 1943. I'm very proud of this book & it would mean a lot to me if you could preorder/share with folks:
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Hanif Abdurraqib
5 minutes ago
does feel like getting pat bev for two dudes who are barely able to crack a rotation is maybe enough good fortune for one season, but let me hope.
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Hanif Abdurraqib
9 minutes ago
the Pat Bev trade was pretty much like stealing and has paid off in instant impact & so I don't want to get too selfishly hopeful about the timberwolves being able to maneuver another impactful trade this season, but man...Myles Turner would be beyond ideal.
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Bleacher Report
21 hours ago
The Pacers are open to trade talks around Caris LeVert and either Domantas Sabonis or Myles Turner, per @ShamsCharania and @bkravitz
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Hanif Abdurraqib
15 hours ago
this is the first and probably only time that my own writing will be on the 68to05 blog, as I mention in the author's note at the start. I didn't know what else to do with this and wanted it to live in a place -- untouched, and a bit unfiltered.
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Hanif Abdurraqib
15 hours ago
I wrote this, in praise of Greg Tate.
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Hanif Abdurraqib
19 hours ago
Greg Tate was also immensely generous with his time. That was a big way he was a blueprint for me, beyond the work. To be giving with time and energy when you can.
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Hanif Abdurraqib
22 hours ago
Greg Tate, from "Love And The Enemy," 1991.
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Hanif Abdurraqib
22 hours ago
no language for how thankful I am to have lived in a time where I could learn from Greg Tate. Absolutely devastated by this loss.
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Hanif Abdurraqib
a day ago
I read/love/learn from Protean Mag consistently, and have been more than honored to have a poem in their pages. This is the kind of outlet I would love to see sustain itself for years and years to come. I've been a patron & just upped my monthly amount. Consider joining me:
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Protean Magazine
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Protean is setting an ambitious goal of gaining 100 new patrons in 2021. We need to raise our rates for writers, support the work of editors, and make the magazine sustainable long-term. We can't do it without your help.
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Hanif Abdurraqib
2 days ago
just listened to the new velvet underground tribute & I feel like tribute albums -- romantic as they are -- can be such an INTENSE mixed bag now. That was probably always the case & I'm just being adoringly nostalgic about the 90s ones, I will not be going back to confirm lmao
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Hanif Abdurraqib
2 days ago
I'm of the age where I slightly missed these in real time but caught on to them in the late 90s/early 00s & became really obsessed with them -- there was a Carpenters one (If I Were A Carpenter) that blew my mind. Entirely changed my approach to listening to the Carpenters.
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Marc Masters 🌵
3 days ago
If you were old enough to be into music in the early 90s during the deluge of tribute albums, which (if any) actually stuck w/you? the only 2 I think of w/any frequency are the Neil Young one and the 13th Floor Elevators one, mostly b/c the store I worked in had promos of both.
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Hanif Abdurraqib
2 days ago
To be fair, the article addresses that history a bit where the tweet copy does not (mostly through a great Vernon Reid analysis) -- but I actually think the "how did we get here?" analysis with clapton, broadly, is not very compelling. It's an easy path to chart.
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Hanif Abdurraqib
2 days ago
wellllll I can think of one other time ol' slowhand got political
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The Washington Post
3 days ago
For 56 years, Eric Clapton never brought politics into his music. But when covid struck, the guitarist took a forceful — and controversial — stand.
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Hanif Abdurraqib
2 days ago
after getting said fire extinguisher I realized that I'd never actually used a fire extinguisher in my life, so that same anxiety impulse sent me down a rabbit hole of "how to use/care for a fire extinguisher" videos -- truly fascinating times
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Hanif Abdurraqib
2 days ago
I didn't need one for any immediate or urgent reason, I just woke up today remembering that my house didn't have one anymore and my anxiety sent me on a mission
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Hanif Abdurraqib
2 days ago
today I had to go buy a fire extinguisher & it was more difficult than I anticipated to get one in a store & a person at home depot told me that they sometimes struggle to keep them in stock because people tend to buy/need them more during the holidays, which I never considered.
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Hanif Abdurraqib
2 days ago
today I had to go buy a fire extinguisher & it was more difficult than I anticipated to get one in a store & a person at home depot told me that they sometimes struggle to keep them in stock because people tend to buy/need them more during the holidays, which I never considered.
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Hanif Abdurraqib
2 days ago
this photo is great because it sums up what Wendy does when I'm working in here -- she just walks in small circles and stares at the shelves, with a serious and somewhat judgmental look on her face
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Hanif Abdurraqib
2 days ago
I do a small reorganizing of my sneaker space every three months & then a big one at the end of the year, mostly to give the space structure & see what I've got, what I'm still wearing & what I can pass on. Anyway, all of that is secondary to this great photo of my assistant
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Hanif Abdurraqib
2 days ago
And in this way, navigating red dead redemption is not entirely unlike navigating being on this website at times
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Hanif Abdurraqib
2 days ago
I've only just started my latest play through & there is something refreshing and calming about it this time around but I did forget about the fact that you can just be riding along at night, taking in the beauty of the landscape, & then several people will attempt to rob you
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