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For Binomio, a Flamenco Friendship Extends from the Studio to the Stage

Great friendships can nurture and prod an artist to make greater work. Think of Pablo Picasso and Wifredo Lam, James Baldwin and Toni Morrison, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Such is also the case for flamenco dancers Francisco Hidalgo and Anabel Moreno, who perform this weekend at the Miami-Dade County...

Toni Morrison Changed the Literary Canon

Read our own Kaila Philo’s essay on Toni Morrison’s new book The Origin of Others and then pair it with Nell Irvin Painter’s reflection on ‘Toni Morrison’s Radical Vision of Otherness.’ “Morrison’s history of Othering represents an intervention in history on several fronts. Show More Summary

What I've Been Reading Recently

Moar books from the last quarter. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy The Bell by Iris Murdoch Multitude by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri The Age of Reason by Jean-Paul Sartre Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami Tar Baby by Toni Morrison Woman's...Show More Summary

Blackness in Bedlam: On Toni Morrison’s ‘The Origin of Others’

It can be incapacitating, seeing your suffering in the mirror. The post Blackness in Bedlam: On Toni Morrison’s ‘The Origin of Others’ appeared first on The Millions.

The Color Fetish

Toni Morrison writes “The Color Fetish,” an excerpt from “The Origin of Others,” a forthcoming collection of the writer’s Charles Eliot Norton lectures.

Shorties (Reconsidering Toni Morrison's Novel Beloved, An Oral History of the National's Boxer Album, and more)

VICE reconsidered Toni Morrison's novel Beloved thirty years after its publication. The A.V. Club shared an oral history of the National's album Boxer. The band discussed their new album Sleep Well Beast with The Daily Beast. Signature recommended essential anthologies...

New PEN Archive Offers 1500 Hours of Audio/Video of Your Favorite Authors Online

4 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

You can hear and watch interviews with writers like Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison, and Maya Angelou.

The real reason why Trader Joe's is so cheap

6 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

Customers love Trader Joe's because of its extremely low prices. The real reasons Trader Joe's wine is so cheap Ivanka Trump used a Toni Morrison quote about slavery to describe working women's struggles — and people are furious KFCShow More Summary

NBN And Mobile Black Spots: What's In the 2017 Budget For Regional Australia

High–speed broadband "at affordable prices" and the continuation of the Mobile Black Spot Program are some of the plans for rural and regional Australia revealed in the 2017 Federal Budget, announced by Treasurer Scott Morrison tonight. More »      

Ivanka Trump Is No Slave to Fashion

In Ivanka Trump’s new book,  Women Who Work she uses a Toni Morrison quote about overcoming the psychic toll of slavery to illustrate a point about time management. Really. “Are you a slave to your time or the master of it?” Read Mo...

Ivanka Trump's Book Uses Toni Morrison Quote To Equate Busyness With Slavery

One of the less brutal reviews of Ivanka Trump’s book Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success, penned by The New York Times’ Jennifer Senior, described it as “a strawberry milkshake of inspirational quotes.” Indeed, Trump does begin each chapter with a snippet of wisdom from a woman she, presumably, admires. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Is Turning One Of His Popular Segments Into A Book

“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert is a longtime evangelist of new books. During his tenure at “The Colbert Report,” he hosted authors like National Book Award winner Phil Klay, and literary darlings Toni Morrison, John Green and Michael...Show More Summary

Beloved, Black Women, and the Limits of Freedom

Beloved Jenn M. Jackson "...[To] get to a place where you could love anything you chose - not to need permission for desire-well now, that was freedom." This Women’s History Month, I re-read Beloved, Toni Morrison’s 1987 national bestseller and 1988 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction. Show More Summary

Meghan Markle's friend says she has not changed since dating Prince Harry

8 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

Lindsay Roth is described by People as Meghan Markle's "best friend," as the outlet explains that the two met in a "Toni Morrison literature class during their freshman year at Northwestern University." People states, "The two became fast friends and have stayed that way for over 15 years." Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

A Writer Turns To Toni Morrison To Get Past The Fear Of A White Audience

9 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"I've known for a long time that as a black person, some white people expect a performance from me, something that might confirm what they think they know about my identity.... What surprised me was that these questions took up so much imaginative space, and did it so quickly, and were in fact so […]

Lazy weekend poll ~ Toni Morrison’s birthday 2017

9 months agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

It's Toni Morrison's birthday! We're celebrating with our same old weekend lazy poll. Talk about anything you like — the fragrance you’re wearing today, the fragrance you think best fits your favorite Toni Morrison novel, whatever. Or, ask a question about fragrance, then see if anyone else has asked a question that you can answer…

25 Famous Women on Their Immigrant Roots

9 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Stories from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ali Wong, Toni Morrison, and more.

Connecticut White Privilege Essay Contest Sparks Outrage Among Privileged White People

The subject of white privilege could not be avoided during the 2016 election; it was Toni Morrison who wrote an essay for the New Yorker about how the fear of losing white privilege directly (if subconsciously) led to the ascent of Trump. Show More Summary

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