At 1,814 pages, the FBI file on the novelist and essayist James Baldwin may be the longest and most obsessive ever put together by a federal agency about an American writer; for comparison, the file on Henry Miller, the author of more...Show More Summary
For instance, "this secret FBI summary made the mistake of treating variations on Baldwin's name and identity" - variations such as "James Arthur Baldwin" and "Jimmy Baldwin" - "as a set of potentially criminal pseudonyms." Then there's J. Edgar Hoover writing, in a note at the bottom of a memo, "Isn't Baldwin a well known […]
If you loved Raoul Peck's excellent, Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro, or just remain continuously fascinated by James Baldwin's extraordinary life, this will surely be of interest: On Thursday evening, the Schomburg Center...Show More Summary
An Obama-era ethics czar on Wednesday told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin that former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee is “the equivalent of the Nixon tapes.” “I think it’s remarkable,” Norman Eisen said during an interview on CNN’s “Newsroom.”...
"An artist is a sort of emotional or spiritual historian. His role is to make you realize the doom and glory of knowing who you are and what you are."
Even Congressional Republicans are talking impeachment following the bombshell New York Times report about President Donald Trump allegedly asking fired FBI Director James Comey to close the Bureau's probe on former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn.
James Comey’s firing from his top post at the FBI has sparked more questions than answers this week, so President Trump decided to clear the hazy air by granting Lester Holt an interview to break down his thought process for the termination. And you know what? It’s pretty simple, really: ... More »
Right after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, NBC News anchor Lester Holt interviewed the president, who complained, "[Comey's] a showboat, he's grandstander, the FBI has been in turmoil." For its cold...Show More Summary
Alec Baldwin is back as President Donald Trump in tonight’s Saturday Night Live cold open! The 59-year-old actor mocked Trump‘s firing of FBI Director James Comey earlier this week. In the clip, Alec‘s Trump sits down for an interview with NBC news anchor Lester Holt – portrayed by SNL‘s Michael Che – and admits that [...]
Saturday Night Live kicked off tonight's show by bringing back Alec Baldwin's impression of Donald Trump, and he lampooned the president's interview with Lester Holt after the firing of James Comey.
An oversize limited edition of James Baldwin’s “The Fire Next Time” is filled with stunning photos by Steve Schapiro from the civil rights era.
As a professional film critic in addition to being a lauded author, James Baldwin saw cinema as having a very important role in and effect on society -- and it's an outlook that is very much represented in director Raoul Peck's documentary I Am Not Your Negro.
Jessica B. Harris, an award-winning food historian, shares what it was like to live among James Baldwin, Nina Simone, and Maya Angelou.
The 2016 documentary film I Am Not Your Negro is based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript for Remember This House. As described by NPR, it “…was to be Baldwin’s personal reflection on the lives and assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Medgar Evers, all of whom he was close with.” Using Baldwin’s own words,... Show More Summary
"Loving anybody and being loved by anybody is a tremendous danger, a tremendous responsibility."
A new edition of Baldwin's 1963 classic pairs his text with photographs by Steve Schapiro
That's what she said, when asked which writers, dead or alive, she'd like at a dinner party. She also imagined they'd talk about "the balance between social responsibility and individual freedom, and how people and communities can evolve...Show More Summary
“Chapter V” begins with James Baldwin and ends with a credit for Moonlight director Barry Jenkins. Since the director’s name appears at the end of each show, rather than the beginning, viewers are blissfully unaware who’s behind the camera. But when Jenkins’ name popped up, everything I had seen in ... More »
New on Blu-ray “I Am Not Your Negro” (Magnolia DVD, $26.98; Blu-ray, $29.98; also available on VOD) One of the most popular documentaries to hit art-house theaters in years, Raoul Peck’s provocative, probing “I Am Not Your Negro” turns an abandoned James Baldwin writing project into a far-reaching...
“The great force of History comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and History is literally present in all that we do.” – James Baldwin Kellie Romany’s solo exhibition, the culmination of receiving The Forward Arts Foundation 2016–2017 Emerging Artist Award, continues her use...