RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

James Baldwin

A collection of news and information related to James Baldwin published by this site and its partners.

Top James Baldwin Articles

Displaying items 23-33
  • 'Porgy and Bess' reboot perseveres despite its critics

    'Porgy and Bess' reboot perseveres despite its critics
    Controversy of one kind or another has dogged "Porgy and Bess" since its Broadway premiere in 1935. Just the fact that George Gershwin's first real stab at grand opera debuted on Broadway rather than the Metropolitan Opera, which had initially...
  • Larry Kramer's 'Normal Heart' beats, finally, on HBO

    "WHY DID it take so long? Why did it take so long to make the play into a film?" That is the question Larry Kramer asked several months ago, as work progressed on Ryan Murphy's HBO adaptation of Kramer's devastating 1985 play "The Normal Heart." Kramer'...
  • Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.

    Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.
    "What's my motivation?" is a standard laugh line satirizing the acting profession, a livelihood in which it's not always clear why one is doing what one needs to do. At the moment, Daniel Beaty and Keith David may be the two American actors least likely...
  • David Foster Wallace's estate comes out against 'The End of the Tour'

    David Foster Wallace's estate comes out against 'The End of the Tour'
    In a statement released Monday, the estate of David Foster Wallace came out against the movie "The End of the Tour," currently in production. The film stars Jason Segel as Wallace on a road trip with reporter David Lipsky, played by Jesse Eisenberg....
  • James Baldwin, poet? But of course.

    [This story has been corrected. See bottom of post for details.] National Poetry Month is almost over, but we’d be remiss to overlook “Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems” by James Baldwin (Beacon: 94 pp., $16 paper), which collects...
  • Shakespeare's 450th birthday: Look at his library, get a read on him

    If you’re looking for a way to commemorate William Shakespeare’s birthday —┬áhe was born 450 years ago today, on April 23, 1564 — the most interesting party may take place at UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in...
  • Rolling in his grave? Thatcher bio shortlisted for Orwell Prize

    Charles Moore’s authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher, the great heroine of conservative Britain, has been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize, which is named for a great hero of that country's left. The Orwell Prize, named for "1984" author...
  • Author Jackie Collins is still 'Wild' and steamy

    Author Jackie Collins is still 'Wild' and steamy
    Author Jackie Collins still has the steam engine chugging. Her newest novel, "Lucky: Confessions of a Wild Child," released last week, is a prequel to the Lucky Santangelo books and centers on the treasured heroine during her formative teen years —...
  • Alice Walker profiled on 'American Masters'

    Alice Walker profiled on 'American Masters'
    The PBS television series "American Masters" will debut its profile of Alice Walker on Feb. 7, shortly before the author's 70th birthday. While Walker has written novels, poetry and nonfiction, she is best known for her novel "The Color Purple."...
  • Hear inside stories behind Civil Rights photos at Museum of Art

    Hear inside stories behind Civil Rights photos at Museum of Art
    The survey of Civil Rights Era photography called “The Movement” at the NSU Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale is filled with scenes of courage in the face of horrible violence. But one of the most remarkable pictures in the exhibit is about...
  • Civil Rights photo exhibit in Fort Lauderdale

    Civil Rights photo exhibit in Fort Lauderdale
    Photographer Bob Adelman was a Zelig-like observer of people and events that helped define 20th century pop culture in America. He was a New York art-scene insider who was close friends with Roy Lichtenstein and ran with the Warhol crowd. He exchanged...