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Toni Morrison: 'Men Thought That Women Just Gave Birth By Magic'

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Toni Morrison was a featured guest at the New Yorker Festival on Friday in a conversation that touched on everything from the Charleston church shooting to writing about race and her theory on female gods. Read more...

Toni Morrison on Forgiveness, Segregation, and Why She’d Rather Be a Citizen Than a Taxpayer

On Friday, Hilton Als (author of White Girls) conducted a talk with the legendary Toni Morrison at the New Yorker Festival. Morrison has written 11 novels, seven works of nonfiction, and no big deal but in 1993 she won the Nobel Peace Prize for literature, making her the most recent American to... More »

Toni Morrison Reads The (Print) New York Times With A Pencil To Correct And Comment

“The exercise would seem fitting for the former Random House editor, but it’s really a response to what she perceives as the media becoming more ‘manipulative’ with words.”

Toni Morrison Has Some Words for the New York Times

Reading the New York Times is an interactive experience for novelist Toni Morrison. She edits her copy with a pencil while she reads, scratching out words and inserting alternatives, she told The New Yorker’s Hilton Als last night at the magazine’s annual festival.The exercise would seem fitting for the former... More »

Scene City: Literati Toast Knopf’s 100th Anniversary

The celebration at the New York Public Library celebrated authors like Toni Morrison and Robert Caro.

Why The New Yorker Is Expanding Into Tech, Radio and Streaming TV

This weekend marks the 16th annual New Yorker Festival, featuring a roster of big-name speakers, panelists and performers from Toni Morrison and Patti Smith to Jason Segel and Billy Joel. One major addition to this year's festival will be Tech@Fest, a new slate of programming focusing on topics like cyber privacy, gaming and gene technology. Show More Summary

It Was No Compliment to Call Bill Clinton 'The First Black President'

In 1998, Toni Morrison wrote a comment for The New Yorker arguing that “white skin notwithstanding, this is our first black President. Blacker than any actual black person who could ever be elected in our children’s lifetime.” Last week...Show More Summary

The Deep Moral Failings Of Those Who Would Ban Toni Morrison’s Books

“When schools and institutions attempt to ban The Bluest Eye there is a distinct and ugly irony to this exile. I often think of Morrison’s own words, ‘If you’re going to hold someone down you’re going to have to hold on by the other end of the chain.'”

'The Women's List' Celebrates 15 Feminist Trailblazers

With an introduction written and read by Toni Morrison, "American Masters: The Women's List" is an engaging, beautifully shot oral history of 50 years of women's equality, told through 15 candid tableaus by the women who lived them.Show More Summary

Abbott says Morrison “misled”

More damage to Scott Morrison’s reputation: TONY Abbott used his first interview since being deposed as prime minister a week ago to slam…

Recommended Reading from Roxane Gay

Book Riot has compiled a list of Roxane Gay’s recommended reads via Twitter. Some of her choices include Citizen by Claudia Rankine, God Help the Child by Toni Morrison, and City on Fire by our own Garth Risk Hallberg. See more books Gay recommends in our Year in Reading column.

Scott Morrison tests the trust of conservatives

Scott Morrison, the great hope of conservatives, made a pragmatic decision that Tony Abbott’s judgement was too flawed and he could not be saved long-term.…

Fox Hosts Mock Juan Williams For Pointing Out "Redskins" Is A Racial Slur

From the September 15 edition of Fox News' The Five: JUAN WILLIAMS: Now, on the one hand, Toni Morrison, the author, has said that the PC thing is about the power to define. It's the people in power who said, you know, this is the way we used to talk about the Washington football team. Show More Summary

'Between the World and Me': Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation on Being Black in America

An interview with The Atlantic correspondent. Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new book, "Between the World and Me," has been called "required reading" by Toni Morrison. "I’ve been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died. Show More Summary

Toni Morrison Writes a Portrait of Primo Levi at The Guardian

On September 17, The Complete Works of Primo Levi (edited by Ann Goldstein) will become a Penguin Classic. Though, as Toni Morrison writes, it’s always a good time to read Primo Levi, there may be no less of an opportune time to read Levi’s writings than right now. From The Guardian: The Complete Works of […]

New Yorker Festival Announces Lineup

The New Yorker Festival will feature interviews with Billy Joel, Toni Morrison and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Thompson: Ta-Nehisi Coates & School Reform

Toni Morrison rightly compares Ta-Nehisi Coates to James Baldwin. I hope teachers and education policy makers will read Coates Between the World and Me, and consider its obvious implications for school improvement. I do not want to drag his beautiful book, a touching letter to his son, into our vicious school reform wars. Show More Summary

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