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Books
'Who We Be' and the Optics of Culture, in Living Colors
Jeff Chang's cultural history tackles how race has played out across the last 50 years, and counting, of American culture. [2.Mar.15]
'The Devil Wins' Gives Us the Honest Truth About Lies
This is an interesting historical survey of how Christian theologians have handled the thorny issue of truth and lies. [2.Mar.15]
Edith Pearlman Has a Fine Eye for the Intimate in 'Honeydew'
By David L. Ulin
This work is smart and deeply rendered, full of striking observations and some of the best sentences you’ll ever want to read. [2.Mar.15]
Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press
By James McGrath Morris
Ethel Payne's gripping accounts of black life in post-World War II America provided critical information that was largely missing from mainstream journalism. [27.Feb.15]
Two Troubled People = Explosive Chemistry
Along the way to Preparation for the Next Life's dramatic conclusion, there's a good deal of lovely, Nabokovian-like descriptive writing. [26.Feb.15]
Reviews
This is an interesting historical survey of how Christian theologians have handled the thorny issue of truth and lies. [02.Mar.15]
Along the way to Preparation for the Next Life's dramatic conclusion, there's a good deal of lovely, Nabokovian-like descriptive writing. [26.Feb.15]
This deeply engrossing and sophisticated Japanese novel unpeels itself in multiple nested narratives over its 855 page length. [25.Feb.15]
This novel's recurring themes of discontent and rivalry dominate whatever moments of tenderness and solidarity remain after Irish village life has given way to common death. [24.Feb.15]
The story of Jean-Michel Basquiat's longtime companion lets us see him as more than merely a brilliant artist. [22.Feb.15]
Johannes Fried's erudite study traces our evolution towards reason, worldwide exploration, and rational procedures to a dynamic medieval period. [18.Feb.15]
Hugo Glass survives a brutal attack to pursue those who left him to die in this retelling, based on true events during the frontier winter of 1823-1824. [18.Feb.15]
Paul Strohm's Chaucer's Tale tells how Chaucer's fall from political favor in London elevated his literary ambitions in rural retreat. [16.Feb.15]
Mixed Media
News
Features
By James McGrath Morris
Ethel Payne's gripping accounts of black life in post-World War II America provided critical information that was largely missing from mainstream journalism. [26.Feb.15]
By Christopher A. Brooks and Robert Sims
Performing in a country rife with racism and segregation, the tenor Roland Hayes was the first African-American man to reach international fame as a concert performer. [19.Feb.15]
Columns
Negritude 2.0
Jeff Chang's cultural history tackles how race has played out across the last 50 years, and counting, of American culture. [01.Mar.15]
Re:Print
A growing movement says we ought to help our kids lead riskier lives with the intent of improving society. [22.Feb.15]
From The Blogs
Jennifer McLagan loves a controversial ingredient. Her cookbooks include works on bones, fat, and the scary bits. Now it's time to get bitter. [25.Feb.15]
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