Kembrew McLeod is an award-winning author of several books whose writing has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Slate, and Salon. A professor of communication studies at the University of Iowa, he is the recipient of a recent NEH Public Scholar fellowship to support this project.
"Downtown New York in the latter half of twentieth century was so
much more than a Warhol print and a CBGB-OMFUG T-shirt. McLeod
tracked down more than 100 denizens of that freaky bohemian milieu
to tell the stories most people don't know. The Downtown Pop
Underground breathes new fire into a familiar history and is a
must-read for anyone who wants to know how American bohemia really
happened."--Ann Powers "critic, NPR Music"
"The author covers plenty of ground smoothly and organically, immersing readers in this exciting period."
-- "Library Journal"