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‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins Begins Casting for ‘Beale Street’

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “If Beale Street Could Talk”“Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins is bringing James Baldwin to the big screen; his...Show More Summary

The Terror Within and the Evil Without: James Baldwin on Our Capacity for Transformation as Individuals and Nations

last weekHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"It has always been much easier (because it has always seemed much safer) to give a name to the evil without than to locate the terror within."

From James Baldwin to Susan Sontag, Listen to Recordings from PEN America’s Vast Archive

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

After finding its literary archives inaccessible, PEN America launched a five-year project to digitize 1,500 hours of audio and video. The post From James Baldwin to Susan Sontag, Listen to Recordings from PEN America’s Vast Archive appeared first on Hyperallergic.

CNN's Baldwin Twice Falsely Claims Google Engineer Wants Women Away From Computers

The establishment press's failure to properly describe James Damore's 10-page "Echo Chamber" critique at Google was entirely predictable and pervasive. Brooke Baldwin took it to a new level Tuesday on CNN Newsroom, as she falsely claimed...Show More Summary

A civil rights photographer's march through years of American struggle

2 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

In November 1962, photographer Steve Schapiro came across an essay in the New Yorker by James Baldwin. The Harlem-born civil rights activist and essayist had written a letter, titled “My Dungeon Shook,” to his 14-year-old nephew on the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Later published...

#BookmarkThis: Trump should read James Baldwin on vacation, says author Tom Perrotta

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

During a #BookmarkThis chat on Facebook, we asked author Tom Perrotta to recommend one single book President Trump should take on vacation. His answer: James Baldwin’s ‘The Fire Next Time.’        

James Baldwin’s Birthday: Quotes and Facts to Remember the Black Writer White Liberals Liked to Fear

Baldwin was always an angry writer, yet his intelligence was so provoking and his sentences so elegant that he quickly became the black writer that white liberals liked to fear.”

The black writer white liberals liked to fear

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Newsweek published this story under the headline “The Dilemma of a Native Son” on December 14, 1987. In honor of what would have been James Baldwin’s 93rd birthday, Newsweek is republishing the story. I had discovered the weight of white people in the world. I saw that this had...

Happy birthday, James Baldwin!

James Baldwin, the author of "The Fire Next Time" and "Giovanni's Room," was born in 1924 and is having a 21st-century renaissance.

Happy birthday, James Baldwin!

James Baldwin, the author of "The Fire Next Time" and "Giovanni's Room," was born in 1924 and is having a 21st-century renaissance.

James Corden’s Rap Battle Spinoff Lines Up Method Man & Hailey Baldwin As Judges

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Primetime television is peppered with music competition shows. Drop The Mic, a rap battle rivalry program slated to debut October 26 on TBS, hopes to differentiate itself with a strong comedic element -- courtesy of executive producer James Corden, on whose Late Late Show bit the new series is based -- and a credible hardcore…

Colin Kaepernick, Michael Vick, and the fallacy of respectability politics

It’s naive to think Kaepernick would be closer to game day if he had a fade instead of a fro. As the Civil Rights movement reached a crescendo in 1963, James Baldwin published a masterful collection of essays and a litany of thoughts...Show More Summary

James Baldwin Helped Me Discover Love

I learned what it could mean for black men to love each other as friends, as brothers, and as lovers — thanks to the iconic writer.

Barry Jenkins’ Big-Screen Follow-Up to Moonlight Will Be Adapting James Baldwin

As Variety reported, Barry Jenkins will be following up his Academy Award-winning Moonlight with a big screen adaptation of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk. “James Baldwin is a man of and ahead of his time; his interrogations of the American consciousness have remained relevant to this day,” Jenkins said in a statement. Show More Summary

Barry Jenkins is Vital to the Romance Genre

By Sheryl Oh The Moonlight director has found his next project in a James Baldwin love story. The article Barry Jenkins is Vital to the Romance Genre appeared first on Film School Rejects.

Barry Jenkins Set to Direct James Baldwin Adaptation

last monthLGBT / Gay : Out.com

It's the follow-up to his Oscar-winning feature Moonlight.

'Moonlight' Director Barry Jenkins To Adapt James Baldwin Novel

His next project is an adaptation of the 1974 novel, If Beale Street Could Talk. [ more › ]

Barry Jenkins to Begin Production on James Baldwin Adaptation in October

Barry Jenkins is already turning to television with a series based on Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad — and it turns out his next film will likewise be a daunting literary adaptation: James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk. But that particularly daunting part, actually, was seemingly completed a long time ago: apparently, according to The Hollywood Reporter, […]

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