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Langston Hughes

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  • 'Black Nativity'

    Even if it's out of season, this holiday-themed drama - a revision of a Langston Hughes play - offers a positive message that's always timely. Jacob Latimore plays a Baltimore teen sent by his much-challenged mother (Jennifer Hudson) to spend time...
  • Two shot, one fatally, Sunday night

    Two shot, one fatally, Sunday night
    One man was killed and another was injured in two separate shootings in Baltimore Sunday night, police said. Police found a man lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his head in the 5100 block of Cordelia Ave. in the Langston Hughes neighborhood...
  • Ayad Akhtar's take on the Muslim experience in America

     Ayad Akhtar's take on the Muslim experience in America
    SAN DIEGO — With an assured and intimate voice, playwright and novelist Ayad Akhtar's stories cleverly slide across religion, tradition, sexuality and the dangerous if sometimes comical predicaments endured by Muslims in a post-Sept. 11 world...
  • 'Train' lovingly tracks rail travel history

    The routes American railroads follow were laid out almost exclusively in the 19th and 20th centuries, when trains were symbols of modernity and industrial power. And today, riding a train — especially in the United States — can feel like...
  • The 'Tastemaker' paints Carl Van Vechten as cultural impressario of his time

    Although he would hardly cause a blip on cultural radar screens today, Carl Van Vechten was, at various stages of his long and storied life, a journalist, provocateur, novelist, nightlife denizen, music and theater critic, confidant to Gertrude Stein,...
  • Oba William King and the art of storytelling

    Oba William King and the art of storytelling
    Oba William King plays a djembe drum, a kufi covers his bald head, and West African Anansi folk tales are in his repertoire. And although King's work is inspired by ancestral art forms, it would only be part of the story to label King an African...
  • Cellist Leyla McCalla Traverses Musical Worlds From Bach To Haiti

    Cellist Leyla McCalla Traverses Musical Worlds From Bach To Haiti
    Cellist Leyla McCalla was playing Bach on a New Orleans street corner when she was approached by Carolina Chocolate Drops manager Tim Duffy, who subsequently asked to represent her. She played with the Carolina Chocolate Drops for two years. McCalla's...
  • Lucille Lortel: Queen Of Off-Broadway Led White Barn Theatre

    She was called the Queen of Off-Broadway but you could call her the Queen of Way-Off-Broadway, too, by way of Connecticut. She was Lucille Lortel, and The Courant described her as "a woman of vim, vigor and vinegar. ... With Lortel's aggressive charm,...
  • Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79

    Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79
    Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79. A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
  • Zora Neale Hurston, author, dazzler, gets a Google Doodle

    Zora Neale Hurston, author, dazzler, gets a Google Doodle
    Zora Neale Hurston, celebrated Tuesday in a Google Doodle, died in 1960 in a welfare home after giving the world some of its greatest literature. Although her greatest renown came after death, in life the African American novelist and anthropologist was a...
  • Hollywood Sexist? Female Directors Still Missing in Action

    In 2013, Hollywood saw big box office hits with Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Sandra Bullock in "Gravity" and Melissa McCarthy (and Bullock again) in "The Heat." But none of these girl-power sagas were directed by a woman. It'...