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NaNoWriMo Tip #16: Write What You Don’t Know

Do you want to take your NaNoWriMo story in an unfamiliar direction? Back in 2013, Toni Morrison and Junot Díaz headlined a “Live From the NYPL” event. The video embedded above features the entire conversation. During the discussion, Morrison shared this thought: “I tell my students; I tell everybody this. Show More Summary

Toni Morrison Breaks Down The Reality Of Race On The Colbert Report

Toni Morrison has a way with words, on and off the page. The Nobel Prize winning author joined Stephen Colbert for an interview Wednesday night to discuss her legendary body of work and the reality of race in American society. With the ease and grace of a seasoned comedian, Morrison hit Colbert with a series of jokes in his own studio. Show More Summary

Watch Toni Morrison Drop Knowledge on Stephen Colbert

Yesterday, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison appeared on The Colbert Report. With her thoughtful and acerbic wit, she successfully broke down race and racism in our society.

Toni Morrison tells Colbert she takes responsibility for Obamacare

Pulitzer- and Nobel-winning author Toni Morrison can take credit for a lot of things, including writing some fantastic novels in her career, but no one would have ever thought to blame her for Obamacare. Until she met Stephen Colber...

Toni Morrison Is Amazed at Her Own Talent on The Colbert Report

Toni Morrison stopped by for a chill chat about race, pigeonholing and the time she was taken aback by her own written words on Wednesday night's edition of The Colbert Report. "Is your entire literary career a midlife crisis?" Stephen Colbert asked. Read more...

Watch Toni Morrison Be Delightful, Wise, Everything Great on the ‘Colbert Report’

Toni Morrison, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author of Song of Solomon, Beloved, The Bluest Eye, and so much more, appeared on… Read More

Toni Morrison completely schools Stephen Colbert on the topic of racism

Morrison is absolutely brilliant in the interview -- and she takes credit for Obamacare

Toni Morrison, Patti Smith hand-annotate books for PEN benefit

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Books hand-annotated by Toni Morrison, Patti Smith, Don Delillo, Philip Roth and others are being auctioned at Christie's to benefit PEN American Center in New York.

Think survival, not succession

Scott Morrison really has some colleagues worried: TONY Abbott has warned his cabinet not to…

13 Banned Books by African-American Authors

Throughout Toni Morrison's career as a writer, sheâ??s explored events such as the great migration. Sheâ??s

For Her

Leave it to Roxane Gay to come up with a novel format for an essay on the feminist novel. In the new issue of Dissent, she presents eleven theses on the topic, including references to Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Erica Jong’s Fear of Flying, and Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Sample quote: “Not […]

Toni Morrison's papers to Princeton

Princeton University has announced that Nobel laureate Toni Morrison's papers will join their library-collection -- about 180 linear feet worth (and counting, presumably). No word, alas, how much they shelled out for the collection. Recall...Show More Summary

A black eye

IN MAY a parent at East Wake High School in North Carolina was distressed to discover Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” on the school’s advanced English reading list. She submitted a complaint to Wake County, arguing that the book was inappropriate for teenagers. Show More Summary

The Colors of Challenge

Last week author Malinda Lo published a blog post that raised some disturbing questions: If a book like Beloved by Toni Morrison is challenged because it is “sexually explicit” and has a “religious viewpoint” and contains “violence” (these are the … Continue reading ?

Writing About Race: Los Angeles Review of Books’s Tess Taylor Considers the ‘Texts with Which We Craft and Fathom Our Lives’

After Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (Toni Morrison) and after “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket” (Edgar Allan Poe), Tess Taylor considers the impact of race in the writings of three contemporary poets: Jake Adam York, Rachel Richardson, and Martha Collins. Morrison then, asks us both for new criticism [...]

Vermilion Energy's (VET) CEO Lorenzo Donadeo on Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Vermilion Energy Inc. (NYSE:VET) Q2 2014 Earnings Conference Call July 31, 2014, 11:00 AM ET Executives Dean Morrison - Director of IR Lorenzo Donadeo - CEO Tony Marino - President & COO Curtis Hicks - EVP & CFO Analysts Pavan Hoskote - Goldman Sachs Travis Wood - TD Securities Presentation Operator Good morning. Show More Summary

Fast Food for Thought: Chipotle’s Foray into Publishing

What do the Paris Review and Chipotle have in common? If you guessed that they've both published Toni Morrison, you're right. Last month, Mexican “fast causal” restaurant chain Chipotle announced that they would print original short fiction and non-fiction pieces on their bags and cups in stores nationwide. Show More Summary

Ranking Cormac McCarthy’s Greatest Books

Trailing Philip Roth by a few months and Toni Morrison by two years, Cormac McCarthy (who turns 81 this weekend) is one of America’s greatest and most decorated writers. His cultural stock has risen immeasurably in the last decade — whether it’s the Coen brothers adapting No Country for Old Men and winning Best Picture at the Oscars for it, or his recent ( … Read More

Hillary Clinton, Do Not Feel Guilty About Your Pleasures

6 months agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jia Tolentino Hillary Clinton talked to the Times about her favorite books: some of the many names mentioned include Laura Hillenbrand, Toni Morrison, John Grisham, Pablo Neruda, George W. Bush and the Bible, which she says "was and...Show More Summary

John Green's 6 favorite coming-of-age books

Sula by Toni Morrison (Vintage, $15). Morrison won the Nobel Prize in literature the same year that I read Song of Solomon in a high school English class. I loved that novel so much I read Sula (and Beloved) for fun that summer. The friendship between Sula and Nel transformed the way I thought about love and gender. Show More Summary

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