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The High Desert

The High Desert reclaims punk on behalf of Blackness and does so with electric style.

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Review of ‘The High Desert’

Punk rock has Black origins. This fact is at the heart of James Spooner's 2003 documentary, Afro-Punk, which fostered a global movement of punk youth from Black and minority backgrounds. In Spooner's graphic memoir, The High Desert: Black. Punk. Nowhere., he recounts his first encounter with 1990s punk culture in Apple Valley,…

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