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James Baldwin

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  • The Biblioracle: Short stories' proper shrift

    The Biblioracle: Short stories' proper shrift
    When it comes to recommending books, I'm often hesitant to reach for collections of short stories because when I talk to readers — even very dedicated and passionate readers — they often tell me that they'll read just about anything, "except...
  • Review: 'White Girls' by Hilton Als

    Review: 'White Girls' by Hilton Als
    Probably the least important thing worth saying about Hilton Als' "White Girls" is that it's the best book of the year. I think it is, but these essays — hostile, intimate, whip-smart — brush aside such accolades. They refuse tidy conclusions,...
  • Rufus Norris to succeed Nicholas Hytner at National Theatre

    Rufus Norris, who began his career as an actor before turning to directing, has been tapped to succeed Nicholas Hytner as the new director of Britain's presitigious National Theatre. Norris is expected to assume his new role when Hytner steps down at...
  • Rufus Norris to Lead London's National Theater

    London's National Theater, the prominent government-subsidized legit company responsible for numerous Broadway transfers and an increasingly prominent series of HD cinemacasts, has tapped helmer Rufus Norris as the org's new topper. Norris, who's been an...
  • Susan O'Halloran, storyteller with purpose

    Susan O'Halloran, storyteller with purpose
    Susan O'Halloran writes about searching as a child for "models of whiteness to be proud of." She was an Irish-Catholic kid growing up in the '50s and '60s on Chicago's vehemently segregated Southwest Side. She recalls her neighbors and relatives...
  • Silver Hawks rally in 9th for 8-7 comeback win

    Center fielder Breland Almadova laced a bases-loaded single to right field in the bottom of the ninth as the South Bend Silver Hawks snapped an eight-game losing streak with a thrilling 8-7 victory over the Great Lakes Loons. Left fielder Mike Lang...
  • Elder statesmen with a message: Ramsey Lewis and Wadada Leo Smith

    Elder statesmen with a message: Ramsey Lewis and Wadada Leo Smith
    They're both in their 70s now, seasoned men of jazz who are entitled to kick back, relax and enjoy the admiration they command around the world. But Wadada Leo Smith and Ramsey Lewis seem to be turning up the dial, and the premieres they'll present this...
  • Silver Hawks ride rookie arms to playoff sweep of Loons

    Silver Hawks ride rookie arms to playoff sweep of Loons
    SOUTH BEND -- Braden Shipley threw seven dominant innings and right fielder Socrates Brito launched a key two-run homer as the South Bend Silver Hawks defeated the Great Lakes Loons 5-1. The win inaugurated the newly rechristened Four Winds Field at...
  • The way it was

    August 28, 1963. I remember it well. And how wrong I was to be worried about how it would turn out. Hundreds of thousands of protesters massed on the National Mall in the sweltering heat of late August in Washington? Visions of the nation's capital in...
  • Review: "Every Boy Should Have a Man" by Preston Allen

    Review: "Every Boy Should Have a Man" by Preston Allen
    Genre mash-ups are de rigueur these days. Of course, writers like Margaret Atwood have been tight-roping the misty border between literary fiction and speculative fiction, fantasy and mystery for years. But a new outcropping of younger upstarts, such as...
  • Poet Sterling Plumpp captures rhythms of the blues

    Poet Sterling Plumpp captures rhythms of the blues
    He is the poet laureate of Chicago jazz and blues, a man who conveys in words as much melody and rhythm as the musicians he immortalizes in print. For more than four decades, Sterling Plumpp has transformed the sounds of Chicago jazz giants – such...