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
Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison have turned a Liberal weakness into a strength. The latest Essential Poll shows 60 per cent of…
Toni Morrison rightly compares Ta-Nehisi Coates to James Baldwin. I hope all high school students read Coates' Between the World and Me, "The Case for Reparations," and/or his other journalism. I have my doubts that enough students are...Show More Summary
West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis spoke to the Sky Sports cameras after the 3-2 home defeat to Chelsea on Sunday. James Morrison missed a first half penalty for The Baggies at 0-0 but also scored two in the match as West Brom pushed the current champions close. Show More Summary
Two novelists on the pain in black authors' writing, the influence of Toni Morrison, the tradition of storytelling
"There is nothing, believe me, more satisfying, more gratifying than true adulthood... Its achievement is a difficult beauty, an intensely hard won glory, which commercial forces and cultural vapidity should not be permitted to deprive you of."
West put this up at Facebook:In Defense of James Baldwin – Why Toni Morrison (a literary genius) is Wrong about Ta-Nehisi Coates. [James] Baldwin was a great writer of profound courage who spoke truth to power. Coates is a clever wordsmith with journalistic talent who avoids any critique of the Black president in power. Show More Summary
Wikipedia The literati darling Ta-Nehisi Coates received some daunting criticism Thursday via Facebook. Political commentator and professor Dr. Cornel West has countered Toni Morrison’s glowing comparison of the author to James Baldwin with a politically charged status update. Show More Summary
About three weeks ago, Ta-Nehisi Coates got a phone call from Chris Jackson, his editor at Random House's Spiegel & Grau imprint. Jackson was calling to propose moving up the publication of Coates' new book, Between the World and Me, from its planned release this fall to mid-July. "I thought...
Ta-Nehisi Coates, the national correspondent for the Atlantic, is becoming the go-to guy on race relations for television bookers. He has been getting near-unanimous praise for his new book "Between the World and Me," and Benjamin Wallace-Wells...Show More Summary
For one, Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was based on a true story.
Looking for some great beach reads by women? Revisit these classics: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper (1892); Kate Chopin's The Awakening (1899); and Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye (1970). All three books challenge contemporary...Show More Summary
Our latest pick of new illustration includes an animated campaign for Prada sunglasses, some large-scale murals for Fuller's beer, a beautifully illustrated book about monkeys by Owen Davey and a new edition of Toni Morrison's Beloved novel from The Folio Society.
An op-ed in an Ivy League school's student newspaper was enough to incite a national debate on trigger warnings for classic texts, but not enough to sway school policy. Members of Columbia University's Multicultural Affairs AdvisoryShow More Summary
Aye Nako are the sharp-tongued punk foursome responsible for Unleash Yourself, one of the most underrated and overlooked LPs of 2013. The Brooklyn band is back with a new EP called The Blackest Eye — named after the Toni Morrison novel of a similar name — and their new song “White Noise” contains the same […]
Brian Mooney, a New Jersey high school teacher used Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly to teach a unit on Toni Morrison's novel, The Bluest Eye. Lamar found out about it, and decided to stop in for a visit.
Rachel Dolezal, who has gone full Toni Morrison, has her very white parents so bewildered that they outed her.
Matthew Morrison's performance of Stronger at the Tony Awards was one of our highlights of the show! Not only is he great, but the song itself is sooooo good! AND, in an unusual move, entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein - who produced the Broadway musical based on his film - released a concept album concurrently with an [...]
Some books are best read at a certain age. Even the novels and memoirs you might consider timeless -- Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye or Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking -- can serve a special purpose if consumed during a particular phase in your life. Show More Summary
Photo by Jessica Lehrman Kendrick Lamar recently paid a visit to High Tech High School in North Bergen, N.J., where Brian Mooney, who teaches freshman English, used Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly to draw correlations to Toni Morrison’s novel The Bluest Eye. Show More Summary