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  • New exhibit at Lewis Museum chronicles black history from 1600s to present

    New exhibit at Lewis Museum chronicles black history from 1600s to present
    Over the past 181 years, the bill of sale has turned a pale tan. The ink has faded from black to brown and includes elaborate flourishes that seem ill-suited to such a grim and ugly business. On Feb. 25, 1832, the bill reads, a slave named William...
  • Performance troupe at Zora Neale Hurston museum

     Performance troupe at Zora Neale Hurston museum
    A special performance will take place this Saturday, July 20, at the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts in Eatonville. A Florida State University research group, led by Lauren Hlubny, will perform between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the museum,...
  • Readers of the Week: The Book Club

    Readers of the Week: The Book Club
    Our club: We are The Book Club in the Fox River Valley and have been meeting since 1972. Five of our eight original members are still active. We now have 17 members and have read over 400 books. Our meetings: We meet once a month. The hostess is never...
  • Review: 'Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley' recalls a trailblazer

    Review: 'Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley' recalls a trailblazer
    "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley," in which the former directs a film about the latter, premieres Monday on HBO. It is an homage and a celebration, with something of a high-class homemade feel. The first black female comic to make it in the...
  • L.A. theater openings, May 4-11: 'Letters from Zora' and more

    L.A. theater openings, May 4-11: 'Letters from Zora' and more
    Whitefire Theatre's Solofest 2014 gets underway, a struggling composer encounters "The Ghost of Gershwin" at Lonny Chapman Theatre, and Vanessa Bell Calloway delivers "Letters from Zola" at Pasadena Playhouse. Turning Thirty Lisa Phillips Visca’...
  • Anisfield-Wolf book award winners announced

    Anisfield-Wolf book award winners announced
    The winners of the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf awards were announced Wednesday with prizes of $10,000 each. Since 1935, the Anisfield-Wolf awards have been presented to books and authors who confront racism and explore diversity. The Lifetime Achievement...
  • Review: 'The Dream of the Great American Novel' by Lawrence Buell

    Review: 'The Dream of the Great American Novel' by Lawrence Buell
    This is an ambitious work about an enduring ambition — "The Dream of the Great American Novel." As Lawrence Buell's title suggests, there's something both wide-eyed and not-quite-actual about the idea of the G.A.N., an abbreviation first coined by...
  • 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,...
  • (Book)ing your summer vacation

    (Book)ing your summer vacation
    Summer lends itself to reading and vacations, so why not combine the two into a literary trip? The homes and studies where many great writers toiled over their prose have been preserved. See original manuscripts, often in the author's own handwriting....
  • L.A. theater openings, May 11-18: 'Letters From Zora' and more

    L.A. theater openings, May 11-18: 'Letters From Zora' and more
    Vanessa Bell Calloway delivers "Letters from Zola" at Pasadena Playhouse. And South Coast Rep revisits its inaugural production, Moliere's "Tartuffe," to close out its 50th anniversary season. Letters From Zora Vanessa Bell Calloway portrays African...
  • Exploring a woman of letters

    Exploring a woman of letters
    "Letters from Zora," Gabrielle Denise Pina's multimedia, one-woman play starring Vanessa Bell Calloway as iconic novelist Zora Neale Hurston, opens at the Pasadena Playhouse on Sunday, a return engagement after last year's popular limited run....