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  • Listening to James Baldwin (and others) in 'Calliope Author Readings'

    James Baldwin's 90th birthday falls this week, and to mark the occasion, I've been listening to him read. The source? “Calliope Author Readings,” a set of two CDs, recorded in the early 1960s and featuring, among other highlights, two tour de force performances by Baldwin from his novels “Another Country” and “Giovanni’s Room.”
  • Christine M. Flowers: Unlawful rapper doesn't deserve praise

    I hate "urban music," whether it's rap, hip-hop, gangsta or whatever else they're calling it these days. The brutal assault on my ears and my dignity (Beyonce, honey, Jay-Z and your gynecologist should be the only ones gazing at ... that) makes me...

    Walter Dean Myers, celebrated young adult author, dies at 76

    Walter Dean Myers, a celebrated author known for writing books about young African Americans, such as "Monster," "Fallen Angels" and "Hoops," has died. He was 76. "Walter's many award-winning books do not shy away from the sometimes gritty truth of...

    The Biblioracle: James Baldwin still a class act

    The Biblioracle: James Baldwin still a class act
    The best part about working at a college is that I'm pretty much the dumbest person around. It's not that I think I'm particularly dumb, it's just that I'm surrounded by people who know a lot of really interesting stuff. It is simultaneously...

    'The Animals' illuminates Isherwood-Bachardy love story

     'The Animals' illuminates Isherwood-Bachardy love story
    Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy — one of L.A.'s most famous literary couples — met on a beach in 1952, when the former was 49 and the latter 18. From the beginning, they had a complex, passionate, non-monogamous relationship, unequal in...