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James Baldwin

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  • Emma Donoghue's 'Frog Music' finds murder lurking in old San Francisco

    Emma Donoghue's 'Frog Music' finds murder lurking in old San Francisco
    "People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them," wrote James Baldwin in "Notes of a Native Son." Much of novelist Emma Donoghue's literary career has involved the liberation of historical figures, often women, from the constraints of the...
  • Entering a room, opening a mind

     Entering a room, opening a mind
    Reading is such an improbable idea -- a miracle, really. Yet simple squiggles on a page, arranged just so, can convey ideas that change the way we think or introduce to us characters we love for a lifetime. In celebration of reading -- and of this...
  • Doc that helped save inmate Paul Crump a must-see

    Doc that helped save inmate Paul Crump a must-see
    It is a savage and sorrowful story, the life of Paul Crump. It ended in 2002 when he was 72. He died at Chester Mental Health Center in a rural area near the banks of the Mississippi River in that southern part of Illinois known locally as Little Egypt....
  • Rolling in his grave? Thatcher bio shortlisted for Orwell Prize

    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...
  • Walter Dean Myers, celebrated young adult author, dies at 76

    Walter Dean Myers, a celebrated author known for writing books about young African Americans, such as "Monster," "Fallen Angels" and "Hoops," has died. He was 76. "Walter's many award-winning books do not shy away from the sometimes gritty truth of...
  • The Biblioracle: James Baldwin still a class act

    The Biblioracle: James Baldwin still a class act
    The best part about working at a college is that I'm pretty much the dumbest person around. It's not that I think I'm particularly dumb, it's just that I'm surrounded by people who know a lot of really interesting stuff. It is simultaneously...
  • Maya Angelou's lingering hum

    Maya Angelou's lingering hum
    She bought her clothes for their colors in secondhand shops — "beautiful reds and oranges, and greens and pinks, and teals and turquoise" — and wore them in happy mismatch. She danced feathers and a few sequins to Alvin Ailey's leopard print...
  • 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,...