urban literature http://kcur.org en Provocative Urban Lit Attracts Teen Audiences http://kcur.org/post/provocative-urban-lit-attracts-teen-audiences <p>In recent years, there&rsquo;s been a renaissance of books about tough, inner-city life which are popular with teen audiences.&nbsp;The genre has been called urban fiction, hip-hop fiction or ghetto lit, and it&rsquo;s often filled with profanity, sex, violence and illegal activity. Some of popular titles include <em>Thugs and the Women Who Love Them</em>, <em>Hooker to Housewife</em> and <em>Golden Hustla</em>.</p><p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:04:32 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 14081 at http://kcur.org Provocative Urban Lit Attracts Teen Audiences The KC Renga: Ghost Over Water http://kcur.org/post/kc-renga-ghost-over-water-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">At the beginning of May, a national art project started here in Kansas City.&nbsp; This was first stop on a national tour for a conversation in the form of&nbsp;</span><a href="http://americanowandhere.org/" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; color: rgb(16, 92, 182); ">America Now and Here</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Georgia, san Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 15351 at http://kcur.org The KC Renga: Ghost Over Water The KC Renga: Ghost Over Water http://kcur.org/post/kc-renga-ghost-over-water-1 <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; "><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">At the beginning of May, a national art project started here in Kansas City.&nbsp; This was first stop on a national tour for a conversation in the form of&nbsp;</span><a href="http://americanowandhere.org/" style= Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 15579 at http://kcur.org The KC Renga: Ghost Over Water