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  • Literary Idol: Nelson George on Chester Himes

    Literary Idol: Nelson George on Chester Himes
    Literature is a lonely art, but writers keep company with the heroes on their bookshelves. We asked five Festival of Books participants to pay tribute to authors who inspired them. 
  • Literary Idol: Jose Antonio Vargas on James Baldwin

     Literary Idol: Jose Antonio Vargas on James Baldwin
    Literature is a lonely art, but writers keep company with the heroes on their bookshelves. We asked five Festival of Books participants to pay tribute to authors who inspired them.  At age 16, I found out I was what the mainstream media called an...

    After death of Walter Scott, why are we still shocked?

    Once again, an unarmed black man Walter Scott has been killed under suspicious circumstances by a white police officer. Once again, we know about this not because the police themselves brought it to light, but because an enterprising bystander in North...

    Avedon exhibit features portraits of 1960s-70s newsmakers

    A new exhibit focusing on Richard Avedon's photos of political and cultural newsmakers invites visitors to rethink the concept of portraits in the age of the selfie. "Richard Avedon: Family Affairs" opens Wednesday at the National Museum of American...

    Glenn Ligon explores race in America

    Glenn Ligon explores race in America
    Remember post-racial America? Shortly after we elected the first African American president, some eager folks decided that a couple of hundred years of home-grown racial terrorism hadn’t really done deep and lasting damage to the national DNA. The...