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Culture Critic Greg Tate Has Died – The cultural critic who influenced a generation with his writing, especially on hip-hop and Black American culture, died on December 7 at the age of 64. Tate was a staff writer at the Village Voice and the author of several books including the acclaimed Flyboy in the Buttermilk: Essays on Contemporary America (1992). “I decided that what Black culture needs is a popular poststructuralism—accessible writing bent on deconstructing the whole of black culture,” Tate wrote in 1986. He was visiting professor of Africana studies at Brown University and the Louis Armstrong Visiting Professor at Columbia University’s Center for Jazz Studies. A skilled guitarist, Tate was also the founder