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James Baldwin

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  • A case for reading political fiction

    A case for reading political fiction
    In an understandably cynical mood about the fractured state of American government, one might be inclined to wonder: When so much of politics and what politicians say is fiction to begin with, what does a reader need with political fiction? Fiction as...
  • The greatest bookstore in the world

    The greatest bookstore in the world
    In the November issue of Vanity Fair, Bruce Handy has a long piece about the history and future of Paris’ Shakespeare and Company bookstore, my call for greatest bookstore in the world. A warren of rooms and bookshelves that fill a 17th century...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • Covering Paul Konerko: Reporters' remembrances

    Covering Paul Konerko: Reporters' remembrances
    Colleen Kane The Paul Konerko era already was nearing its end when I started covering the White Sox in August 2013, and so while the captain's home runs and RBIs have still colored parts of my experiences with the team, they are not what has left the...
  • 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...
  • Paula Whaley's poetry flows from her hands

    Paula Whaley's poetry flows from her hands
    "I don't know, sister, what I'm saying, nor do no man, if he don't be praying. I know that love is the only answer and the tight-rope lover the only dancer. … —From the poem "Some Days (for Paula)" by James Baldwin The...
  • 'Shakespeare In Love''s Tom Stoppard To Give Free Yale Lecture

    'Shakespeare In Love''s  Tom Stoppard To Give Free Yale Lecture
    His intelligence and wit are legendary. Now you can witness both for yourself when playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard presents a free lecture at Yale's University Theatre on Monday at 5:15 p.m. The event is open to the public. The richly worded...
  • Film Review: 'Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People'

    , "Through a Lens Darkly" recounts the lengthy history of that misrepresentation while also celebrating the contrasting, oft-overlooked work of black photographers. Inspired by scholar/museum curator Deborah Willis' 2002 tome "Reflections in Black," a...
  • Ferguson PSAs to Air During MTV's Video Music Awards

    MTV is taking the conversation into its own hands by airing public service announcements addressing the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., during and before Sunday night's Video Music Awards, a rep for the network confirmed. The clips are a part of Look Different,...