Trend Results : Toni Morrison

Blog Post Results (1-20 of 371)


Toni Morrison Talks with Hilton Als About Her Father

'Author Toni Morrison talks with The New Yorker's Hilton Als about the influence her father had on her while she was growing up.'

Watch Toni Morrison Break Down Why Racism Is A White Problem

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Toni Morrison is without a doubt one of the greatest novelists of all time, and one of the most profound thinkers on race and identity politics in America. Naturally, Morrison gets asked to share her thoughts on race all the time, but...Show More Summary

Ta-Nehisi Coates on reparations, racism, and sexism

I was thrilled to speak with journalist and writer Ta-Nehisi Coates on my WBAI radio show last week. Coates’ latest book Between The World and Me was called “required reading” by Toni Morrison, was nominated for a National Book Award, and earned him a MacCarthur Genius Grant. In the summer of 2014,  Coates rekindled a […]

Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and the wider fallout from the Iraq invasion

By David Morrison | (OpenDemocracy) | – – Tony Blair was warned by his intelligence chiefs that invading Iraq would increase the terror threat facing Britain. If MPs had known this, would…

Personal and Critical Reflections on the Work of Ta-Nehisi Coates from Stranger Writers

4 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

After reading Ta-Nehisi Coates's epistolary memoir, Between the World and Me, Toni Morrison endorsed his effort by saying: "I've been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly it...Show More Summary

Toni Morrison's ghostly 'Desdemona' blends words and music in lyrical revision of Shakespeare

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

From the merest suggestion in Shakespeare's "Othello" that Desdemona may have had an African maid as a girl, Toni Morrison imagines hidden dimensions in the mind and heart of the Senator's daughter who shocked Venice by marrying a Moor. In "Desdemona," which opened Thursday at UCLA's Freud Playhouse...

Handicapping Philip Roth’s Chances Of Winning A Nobel

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“When will Philip Roth win?” has been the question since 1993, when Toni Morrison became the last American to win the prize. At this point, I doubt even Roth cares. (OK, he probably cares a little bit.) But his partisans care deeply, and they grumble loudly every year he’s overlooked. Daily Beast

Toni Morrison on Love, Forgiveness, and Race Relations

Toni Morrison talked about writing, race relations, and journalism in a conversation with Hilton Als at the New Yorker Festival last week, and the highlights are available online. Als has also written an illuminating profile of Morrison for the magazine.

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

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

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

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“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

Abbott defends his legacy, but gives Turnbull and Morrison space

Tony Abbott is gracious in his interview with Ray Hadley this morning.…

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

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“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

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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…

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC