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James Baldwin

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  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
  • March 2012: Susan Steinmiller

    March 2012: Susan Steinmiller
    In the words of renowned author James Baldwin, March’s Teacher of the Month, Susan Steinmiller, rejects making peace with mediocrity. The devoted teacher drives 100 miles daily from Rockford to Gage Park High School on Chicago’s south side,...
  • Dream home: Pen Lucy gem is dream restoration project

    Dream home: Pen Lucy gem is dream restoration project
    For years, Dr. Martina Callum has traveled the country and the world as a locum tenens physician, providing temporary health care in communities where few doctors exist. But after months on the road, she'd return home to an apartment in White Marsh...
  • Police blotter

    The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Gerald Calvin Vaughn Jr., 62, of the 1900 block of Fletcher Road, was charged Thursday with second-degree assault. Jonathan Alexander Meerdink, 31, of the 700 block of...
  • Harford County Police Blotter

    Harford County Sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Joshua James Baldwin, 34, of the first block of Baltimore Street, was arrested on a bench warrant Friday in a case in which he was charged with second-degree assault. Cherelle...
  • Pioneering Actor Al Freeman Jr. Dies, Aged 78; Professor At Howard University

    Pioneering Actor Al Freeman Jr. Dies, Aged 78; Professor At Howard University
    (Reuters) - Actor Al Freeman Jr., perhaps best known for his portrayal of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's 1992 film "Malcolm X," has died, Howard University said on Friday. "It is with tremendous sadness that the passing of our...
  • Playboy Magazine

    Playboy Magazine
    For a magazine that spawned dozens of imitators as it both chronicled and set a standard for sexual change in America, Playboy got off to a jittery start. Hugh Hefner had so little confidence in his magazine that he did not print the month of the...
  • William F. Buckley Jr., 82; author and founder of modern conservative movement

    William F. Buckley Jr., 82; author and founder of modern conservative movement
    William F. Buckley Jr., the columnist, novelist, television talk show host and tireless intellectual who founded the modern conservative movement and was its articulate voice for nearly six decades, died Wednesday. He was 82. Buckley, who had been ill...
  • Under Obama, identity conceptions may shimmer in the arts

    My eldest daughter, who is majoring in African American studies, read Barack Obama's first book, "Dreams From My Father," last summer. And she said to me in wonder, "It's a beautiful book. He's a great writer." A president who is a great writer, who...
  • Richard Poirier dies at 83; literary critic helped found Library of America

    Richard Poirier dies at 83; literary critic helped found Library of America
    Richard Poirier, a literary critic and writer who was one of the founders of the Library of America, a monumental effort to keep American literary classics in print and accessible to the reading public, died Aug. 15 at Roosevelt Hospital in New York. He...
  • Harold Norse dies at 92; Beat poet was a literary beacon in the gay community

    Harold Norse, a San Francisco poet often associated with the Beats, who was mentor or peer to many of the greatest talents in 20th century American literature, including Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski, has died....