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Review: Romany’s exhibition uses simple abstraction for a large, lasting message about race

“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...

‘Dear White People’ Takes a Panoramic — and Suitably Complex — View of Campus Racial Tensions

Dear White People, the Netflix series based on Justin Simien’s 2014 film of the same name, opens with a James Baldwin quote: “The paradox of education is that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.” But as the black students of the fictional Winchester […]

James Baldwin’s Family Doesn’t Want You to Read His Steamy Gay Love Letters

James Baldwin’s Family Doesn’t Want You to Read His Steamy Gay Love Letters James Baldwin wrote a bunch of love letters to a bisexual Swiss painter he called “the one true love story of my life," but you can't see them until 2037. Unicorn Booty - Unicorn Booty brings you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

Why won’t James Baldwin’s estate let the public view his love letters?

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

The bulk of restricted material are letters written to close friends, which are currently under a 20-year seal.

Radical Scholars And Prison Abolition: A Conversation With Dr. Anthony Monteiro

Dr. Anthony Monteiro discusses his work as a prison abolitionist, the influence that Du Bois and James Baldwin had on him, and answers the question "what does it mean to be human?" The post Radical Scholars And Prison Abolition: A Conversation With Dr. Anthony Monteiro appeared first on Shadowproof.

James Baldwin's House in France in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

A beautiful old villa in the medieval French town of Saint-Paul de Vence faces demolition soon, but there is a strong push to preserve it, namely because its last inhabitant was the influential American writer James Baldwin. BaldwinShow More Summary

James Baldwin’s Archive, Long Hidden, Comes (Mostly) Into View

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Schomburg Center in Harlem has bought this author’s rich archive. But the private letters admirers have longed to read will largely remain under seal.

Jackie Kennedy Onassis once asked to be set up with Alec Baldwin

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Jackie Kennedy Onassis had a crush on Alec Baldwin, and asked to be set up on a date with him, friend James Hart recalls in his new memoir.

A visit with Other Books in Boyle Heights

In between a Mexican-crafted leather goods shop and an El Pollo Loco in Boyle Heights, works written by the likes of Alice Bag, James Baldwin, Inéz Estrada and Allen Ginsberg are shelved in light-wood bookcases. Other Books carries a selection of new and used books, comics and zines, but there’s...

Battling to Save James Baldwin’s Home in the South of France

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Alarmed by a plan to turn the former home of this American writer into apartments, a group dedicated to building a writers’ retreat runs afoul of the Baldwin family.

Morrissey, We're Through

In the wake of Moz's James Baldwin T-shirt debacle, this long-term Smiths fan wonders if it's finally time to break up with his hero.

James Baldwin Was An Honest Man And A Good Writer

4 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

This article was originally featured in the August 1988 issue of GQ and appears here with the author’s permission. Read more...

When is the Last Time you did a Media Audit?

African-American novelist, playwright, poet, and social critic James Baldwin put it best: “Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.” That sage advice is at the heart of why every organization benefits from a Media Audit. Show More Summary

Morrissey Sells Racist T-Shirt, Gets Dragged By the Internet, Stops Selling Racist T-Shirt

Morrissey apparently likes James Baldwin. It’s for this reason, perhaps, that he was briefly selling a t-shirt on his website that featured Baldwin’s face and the lyric “I wear black on the outside because black is how I feel on the inside” from The Smiths’ “Unloveable.” It was presumably some sort of ill-advised tribute — but […]

By the Book: Chris Hayes: By the Book

The author of “A Colony in a Nation” says his ideal literary dinner would include Walt Whitman and Hannah Arendt. And “James Baldwin is a no-brainer. (I’d let him smoke inside.)”

Check Out Morrissey’s “Black Is How I Feel On The Inside” T-Shirt Feat. James Baldwin

Morrissey has previously made vocal his admiration for author and civil rights activist James Baldwin via his autobiography and stage projections in past concerts, but his latest act of appreciation might be his boldest and most questionable yet. Moz's upcoming North American tour will feature at the merch booth (and on his online store) a…

Morrissey Selling James Baldwin “Black Is How I Feel on the Inside” Shirts

Morrissey is selling a new t-shirt on his upcoming North American tour, as official fansite True to You points out. (Don't worry: if the tour gets canceled, the shirt will also be for sale at Moz's online store.) It features the lyrics “I...Show More Summary

James Corden's 'Drop the Mic' TBS Series Sets Hosts, Premiere Date

Method Man and Hailey Baldwin will host the upcoming series, which will debut May 2 on TBS. read more

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