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I went all the way to Saudi Arabia to get a vital organ removed from my body, and I blogged about it. When that was all over, I decided to keep the blog going. Go here for the full explanation.

I'm Cord, a writer with one kidney. Wanna be friends? Get at me: kidneyandthekingdom[at]gmail.com

Jul 27
This is a column I’m now doing for The Awl. Because it’s about time someone kept an eye on all the rotten wild things.

This is a column I’m now doing for The Awl. Because it’s about time someone kept an eye on all the rotten wild things.


Notice how the cow gets billing over the negro. I suppose it’s in order of death, but it’s still a bit disconcerting.

Notice how the cow gets billing over the negro. I suppose it’s in order of death, but it’s still a bit disconcerting.


Jul 25
Received an e-mail from a kid who said that he liked my Mos Def cover story. Said he wouldn’t have written, but he figured it was the least he could do considering that he stole the magazine from Barnes & Noble. Beautiful.

Received¬†an e-mail from a kid who said that he liked my Mos Def cover story. Said he wouldn’t have written, but he figured it was the least he could do considering that he stole the magazine from Barnes & Noble. Beautiful.


My water cover-ups article hit the front page of MSN. Check it out here.

My water cover-ups article hit the front page of MSN. Check it out here.


Jul 13

Told You, Mom

Researchers from the school of psychology at Britain’s Keele University have found swearing can make you feel better as it can have a “pain-lessening effect,” according to a study published in the journal NeuroReport.

Jul 12
My GOOD article on the most notorious water cover-ups in American history is on newsstands now. 

My GOOD article on the most notorious water cover-ups in American history is on newsstands now. 


Jul 11

My “Angry White Men" piece hit the front page of MSN early this morning. Here’s a sampling of the hate mail I’ve received since:

  • "People like you will only be happy when we become a third world country and there is only the elite on your side sprinkle alittle down to the rest of us"
  • "You need to spend more time writing articles like ‘blacks need to take the chip off their shoulder’ or ‘why do blacks love to blame others for their own communities failings’"
  • "You are one sad pathetic mother fucker!"
  • "The killing of Dr. Tiller seems to me to be karma"
  • "You may want to think twice before castigating the angry white guys"
  • "Why don’t you do us all a favor and go back to Africa"

Think these people get the irony in responding like this to an article about white rage?


Jul 9

Whatever Works, I Suppose

Overheard on the streets of Brooklyn:

I’m tellin’ you, son, you gotta get that master’s degree. (Pause) Once you got that master’s, a nigga be fuckin’ bitches he never thought he could fuck.


Jul 8

My Mos Def cover story, “The Artistry and the Ecstasy,” comes out next week in Filter. If you like hip hop, me or both, cop that shit.
And, yes, Mos Def’s coolness makes the coolest guy you know’s coolness seem like an Arizona summer.

My Mos Def cover story, “The Artistry and the Ecstasy,” comes out next week in Filter. If you like hip hop, me or both, cop that shit.

And, yes, Mos Def’s coolness makes the coolest guy you know’s coolness seem like an Arizona summer.


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