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  • Literary Haiti

     
    Since last week's devastating earthquake in Haiti, the world's attention has turned to the country as it rarely has before. Yet it's been the focus of literary explorations for decades. In the 1930s, Zora Neale Hurston traveled to Jamaica and......
  • Hart-felt statements about violence against women

     
    Comedian Kevin Hart was probably upset about not being invited to the UCSD-area Compton Cookout, where white college kids apparently had a ball acting out their ghetto fantasies. So Hart, who has had roles in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and other stuff,...
  • Dance review: Alvin Ailey at the Orange County Performing Arts Center

     
    “Celebration” happened to be the unofficial theme for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s opening night program Tuesday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the first of four different slates of mixed repertory being presented through...
  • Billy Collins, Terry Teachout kick of Winter Park Institute’s season

     
    The Winter Park Institute (WPI) kicks off its third season of seminars, lectures, readings, master classes, performances, open discussions and exhibits (whew!) on Sunday, Sept. 19. As usual, the event is  free and open to the public.  It takes plac...
  • At Akwaaba B&B, curl up with writers

    Author Walter Mosley's room is dark and mysterious with midnight-blue walls, black velvet drapes and lamps that shine interrogationlike spotlights across the walls. It's a room befitting the popular creator of a series of detective novels. Toni Morrison'...
  • 'Japanese by Spring' by Ishmael Reed

    It's hard to say exactly where Ishmael Reed will lose the typical reader in the course of his most recent novel, which is political tract as much as fiction. Some readers will tune out when the author writes, while discussing the Anita Hill-Clarence...
  • 'Paul Robeson: A Biography' by Martin Bauml Duberman

    The life of a black celebrity is perilous enough, but the black celebrity who becomes a spokesperson is asking for pure hell. Not only has the outspokenness of those regarded as radicals gotten them into trouble, but as Gary Giddins' recent book "Satchmo"...