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  • Poet Claudia Rankine ruminates on the body politic in 'Citizen'

    Poet Claudia Rankine ruminates on the body politic in 'Citizen'
    Claudia Rankine's laugh comes out of the body as an explosion of complex contradictions: mirth, disappointment, irony, dismay. Sitting in her living room in Claremont, where she is a professor at Pomona College, the 51-year-old poet relies on laughter as punctuation, a way to express the physical force, the longing, of a dislocation that can never fully be put into words.
  • How Martin Scorsese's New York Review of Books Obsession Inspired HBO Doc

    Martin Scorsese is best known for his bloody chronicles of mobsters and made men, so the film legend wouldn't seem like a natural fit to peel back the curtain on the New York Review of Books, the periodical of choice for the intelligentsia. But when...

    Scorsese pays homage to New York Review of Books in '50 Year Argument'

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Film director Martin Scorsese knew making a documentary about a revered literary review would be a challenge, so he approached "The 50 Year Argument" like a piece of music, using interviews and archival footage to convey the emotion....

    Restored rowhouse offers space and scenery

    Restored rowhouse offers space and scenery
    The three-story brick townhouse at 115 W. Lee St. is one of the largest in Baltimore's Otterbein neighborhood. A former rectory for the long-since-gone St. Joseph Catholic Church, this end-of-group home has been meticulously restored by its current owners...

    Author J. California Cooper has died

    Author J. California Cooper has died
    Author J. California Cooper died Saturday in Seattle, her publisher Doubleday/Anchor has confirmed. The award-winning writer was 82 and had been ill. Cooper was known for work such as the novel "Family" and the short story collections "A Piece of Mine,"...