Miles Marshall Lewis

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Miles Marshall Lewis
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Lewis lecturing at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 2013.
Born (1970-12-18) December 18, 1970 (age 46)
New York City
Occupation Writer, editor
Nationality American
Period 2004–present
Notable works Scars of the Soul Are Why Kids Wear Bandages When They Don't Have Bruises (2004), There's a Riot Goin' On (2006)

Miles Marshall Lewis (born December 18, 1970) is an American pop culture critic, essayist, literary editor, fiction writer, and music journalist. He is a graduate of Morehouse College, class of 1993.

Lewis was born in The Bronx, New York, at the beginning of hip hop culture in the early 1970s. He expatriated from the United States to Paris, France during 2004 in response to the Iraq War. His debut essay collection, Scars of the Soul Are Why Kids Wear Bandages When They Don't Have Bruises (2004) – a book described as "an observant and urbane B-boy's rites of passage" – established Lewis as a prose stylist observing American culture in a style directly influenced by Joan Didion, mixing personal reflection with social analysis and humor.

Lewis's second book, There's a Riot Goin' On (2006), deals with the making of the seminal 1971 album of the same name by Sly and the Family Stone, and the death of the 1960s counterculture. Lewis is the founder and editor of the literary journal Bronx Biannual. He and his French wife Christine Herelle-Lewis live together in France raising their sons, Lucas and Kalel.

In 2007, Lewis launched, where he blogs regularly about the arts, pop culture, hip-hop culture, and his experiences as a black American expatriate in 21st-century Paris.

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