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Turnbull in trouble. Will Morrison forgive?

Tony Walker in the Financial Review is the latest Fairfax reporter to see through Malcolm Turnbull, who has few supporters in the conservative…

Critic Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah on Fearlessness and Black Art

'She's written about Jimi Hendrix, Toni Morrison and Dave Chappelle, but essayist and critic Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah says she's more interested in the moments that these legends have been true to themselves. Ghansah offers her Brief but Spectacular take on fearlessness and black art.' -- +PBS NewsHour

Reflecting on Baldwin

Toni Morrison wrote an obituary for James Baldwin in The New York Times, published December 20, 1987 and online for you to read. “Jimmy, there is too much to think about you, and too much to feel. The difficulty is your life refuses summation – it always did – and invites contemplation instead. Like many […]

Toni Morrison + Angela Davis Talk Frederick Douglas + Education + Liberation

Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison + activist and author Angela Davis, in a wide-ranging talk on Frederick Douglass, education, and liberation, recorded in 2010 at the New York Public Library.

New Survey Confirms Straight White Women’s Domination of Book Publishing

In the writer Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah’s beautiful profile of Toni Morrison, published in the New York Times Magazine last year, Junot Díaz remembered what he felt when he saw Morrison on the cover of Time in 1998. “At that moment…you could feel the demographic shift, you could feel in the ’90s what the future was going to be,” he said. Show More Summary

Rowling to Receive PEN Service Award

J. K. Rowling will receive the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award “for her efforts to fight inequality and censorship”. Rowling joins the likes of Salman Rushdie, Toni Morrison, and Tom Stoppard. Our own Garth Risk Hallberg reflects on the magic of the Harry Potter series with librarian Cynthia Oakes.

Daniel Alarcón: By the Book

The author of “At Night We Walk in Circles” and “City of Clowns” taught Toni Morrison to 10th graders: “Teaching a book, talking about it with young people, is the best way to fall in love with it.”

Novelist Marlon James: "Toni Morrison changed my life"

Author Marlon James describes how reading a passage from Toni Morrison's Sula changed his life. -- +Charlie Rose

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

3 months 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

3 months 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

4 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

4 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'

4 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

4 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

4 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.”

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