Five Myths about the Suburbs Washington Post, February 13, 2011 (most viewed opinion piece of the week)

Suburbs may be convenient, but are they really Cool? Dallas Morning News, February 15, 2011


Non-Fiction Review New City Lit December 20, 2010.

Don’t Bomb The Suburbs talk endorses activism, encourages optimism, Oberlin Review, December 3, 2010

Pocho Hour of Power Radio Interview KPFK, December 3, 2010

Upski Grows Up: No Bombs, Please, In These Times, November 5, 2010

Youth Vote Against Republican Tsunami by 19 Points, Billy Wimsatt, AlterNet, November 3, 2010

Youth Vote Against Republican Tsunami by 19 Points, Billy Wimsatt, Huffington Post, November 3, 2010

Youth Vote Against Republican Tsunami by 19 Points, Billy Wimsatt, The Nation, November 3, 2010

Local Progressive Voter Guides (Share Like Crazy), Billy Wimsatt, Huffington Post, November 1, 2010

Scenes from the Jon Stewart Rally, Politico, October 30, 2010

Photo Highlight, Reuters, October 30, 2010

Activists love/hate Stewart rally,, October 30, 2010

Vote Sanity 11.02.10, Tucson Citizen, October 30, 2010

Can “Vote Sanity” stop the madness?, Salon, October 29, 2010

The Sanity of Our County Depends on Your Vote, Alternet, October 29, 2010

Vote Sanity: you’re mad, they’re CRAZY!, Daily Kos, October 29, 2010

Vote Sanity, Huffington Post, October 29, 2010

Vote Sanity, FireDogLake, October 29, 2010

The Weekly Yiderati: William “Upski” Wimsatt, Melville House Turns Down Award, Myla Goldberg, David Rakoff and More, Jewcy, October 28, 2010

School of Government Making Its Mark in National Electoral Politics, The Citizen, October 28, 2010

Hip-Hop Provocateur Defends ‘Burbs on Book Tour, AOL City’s Best Philadelphia, October 27, 2010

BOOKISH: Lots of new discoveries, Philadelphia City Paper, October 26, 2010

Upski’s Back: Please Don’t Bomb The Suburbs by William Upski Wimsatt, Literary Kicks, October 25, 2010

My Generation, The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, October 25, 2010

Can the Youth Brigade Stop a GOP Takeover?, Mother Jones, October 23, 2010

The Next Chicago Voter, Gaper’s Block, October 21, 2010

Right-Wing Voter Guide Revolution: What Can Progressives Learn? Van Jones and Billy Wimsatt. FireDogLake, October 22, 2010

Progressives Need to Play Catch-Up in a Key Election Activity — Educate the Voters About What’s at Stake, Van Jones and Billy Wimsatt, Alternet, October 21, 2010

Right-Wing Voter Guide Revolution: What Can Progressives Learn? Van Jones and Billy Wimsatt. Huffington Post, October 21, 2010

Dork is the New Cool, Counterpunch, October 20, 2010

To Bomb or Not To Bomb, C-Ville, October 19, 2010

‘The Spark’ Episode 24: John Legend for President? + Billy Wimsatt & Mama Diva!, AOL BlackVoices, October 11, 2010

It’s A Billy Thing with Rev. Billy + Billy Wimsatt joining Billy Jam, WFMU FM. October 8, 2010

The Future of Political Action with Upski, First Voice, Radio Arte, October 5, 2010

Early Voting Starts, Columbus NBC Channel 4, September 28, 2010

Ohioans Begin Casting Early Votes, Columbus NBC Channel 4, September 28, 2010

Election 2010: What’ll Make Young Progressives Vote?, GritTV, September 22, 2010

Writer speaks about book, “Please Don’t Bomb the Suburbs,” The Maneater, September 21, 2010

5 Books I’d Read, Washington City Paper, September 15, 2010

Old Friends, Hyde Park Herald, September 2010

William Upski Wimsatt, Author of Please Don’t Bomb the Suburbs, Talks Tea Party and Missouri’s Progressive Potential, RiverFront Times, September 15,2010

A Few Good (White) Men (Community Voices), Oakland Local, September 14, 2010

Billy Wimsatt Offers a Midterm Report on the Youth Vote, WBEZ 91.5, September 13, 2010

Billy Wimsatt Returns with ‘Please Don’t Bomb the Suburbs’, Publishers Weekly, September 10, 2010

“Bomb the Suburbs” Author Doesn’t Want to Bomb the Suburbs Anymore, Chicago Reader, September 9, 2010

William “Upski” Wimsatt @ 57th Street Books, Chicago Urban Art Society, Gaper’s Block, September 9, 2010

Billy’s interview on Vocalo Radio, Vocalo 89.5, September 9, 2010

William ‘Upski’ Wimsatt – Please Don’t Bomb the Suburbs, Okayplayer, September 3, 2010

The 12 Week Plan: A Road Map to Not Getting Our A**es Kicked in November, Huffington Post, August 18, 2010

We Can’t Let Republicans Take Over in 2010 — All Hands on Deck!, Alternet, August 5, 2010


How About Coffee Parties So They Can Wake Up?, Global Grind, April 17, 2009

20 Questions With…Billy Wimsatt, In These Times, October 19, 2008

William Upski Wimsatt: The Radical Writer, Jewcy, November 28, 2006


Pissed Off Voters, Robert Christgau, August 10, 2004

Will Your State Be the Florida of 2004?, In These Times, June 16, 2004

Young, Righteous and…Voting, Yes! Magazine, May 20, 2004

The Jail Generation, Alternet, April 18, 2004

The Alisha Thomas Story, Brooklyn Rail, February 2002

Oy Vey Is Mir!, New Voices, February 21, 2002


Ideas for a Great Society and All That Crap, Spin, March 2000

Sidewalk Politics, Village Voice, November 23, 1999

Anonymous Benefactor, Chicago Reader, March 26, 1998

My Impossible Dream, Chicago Reader, June 13, 1996

Upski Named Visionary, The Oberlin Review, March 8, 1996

Don’t Even Go There!, Philadelphia City Paper, June 22-29, 1995

Wigger: Confessions of a White Wannabe, Chicago Reader, July 7, 1994

Save the World, Bomb the Suburbs, Chicago Reader, April 6, 1994

Reader to Reader, Chicago Reader, May 26, 1994

Art Attack, Chicago Reader, May 19, 1994

Delivery Man, Chicago Reader, May 13, 1993

Media Releases

Van Jones, Progressive Groups Aim to Impact Mid-Term Elections with Local Voter Guides, October 2010

In Please Don’t Bomb the Suburbs, Graffiti Artist Turned Organizer Billy Wimsatt Charts Rise and Future of Obama Movement, August 2010

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