I'll post it as a question, like a celebrity gossip columnist might.
What celebrated author, often called the "James Baldwin of his generation," famously an ex-pat to Paris, originally from Baltimore, has allegedly purchased a home on Lincoln Road right here trendy Lefferts?
Sorry. You can't hang on to THAT one til the Old Grey Lady weighs in.
Here's the Q's musings on Mr. Coates, whose latest book he read last summer while vacationing in perhaps the whitest state in the nation.
The Q on Coates From the Land of Cheese & Sanders
Just a thought on the words "gentrification" and "gentrifier" that I realized last night. So many folks seem fixated on who is or isn't one, whose fault it all is, whether one is complicit in the process simply by buying a house or renting a place or wanting a wine bar to open. Or close. My insight was simply that it's all a red herring, designed to avoid the more difficult and potentially hurtful and shameful conversations about race. Or to the point, the painful DECISIONS and policies that must follow.
More later, as if Q readers aren't sick enough of the topic.
Oh, and if you can confirm the above I'll buy you a double-latte-soy-escargot