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“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story at all.” -CS LEWIS I started reading young adult or YA books around the age of 15 and stuck with this habit until my mid-twenties. As I approach the age of 30, I realized that YA literature depicts a …

Writer, editor and literary critic Stan Dragland is remembered as a champion of independent publishing whose love of Canadian literature extended far beyond the page. Dragland’s own bibliography blurred the lines between genres, and he co-founded one of Canada’s few poetry publishers, Brick Books, in 1975. He was also the publisher of the Ontario-based press …

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 06) – Three books on Mindanao are among the 27 winners of the 39e National Book Awards presented by the National Book Development Board (NDBD) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC). The NBA is an annual event but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it had its last award in November 2019 for …

Muslims in Colonial Bengal and Western education is a much discussed subject, but few scholars have attempted to delve into the questions and issues surrounding the subject. Bengal Muslims and Colonial Education, 1854-1947: A Study of School Curriculum, Educational Institutions, and Communal Politics (Routledge, 2022) is a slim volume by Professor Nilanjuna Paul that ventures …

27 winners proclaimed at 39e National Book Price POSTPONED for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Book Awards ceremony has returned for its 39e year, holding its awards ceremony online on July 30. The National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) recognized 27 winners in 25 categories. There …

Getting offended is fast becoming an extreme, humorless sport in India. Recently, a member of this always offended fringe filed a complaint against a novel which won the International Booker Prize a few months ago. The Uttar Pradesh resident has addressed cops claiming he detected ‘objectionable’ comments about Hindu deities in Geetanjali Shree’s Ret Samadhi. …

It took me over a year to find the time to devote myself to a careful reading of Sherrill Grace’s biography on Timothy Findley (2020). The experience promised to be rich and instructive. And it was! At over 500 pages, “Tiff: A Life of Timothy Findley” is a gigantic undertaking. Interestingly, Grace, who had a …

Gap Author: Fiona Snyckers ISBN-13: 978-1787703742 Editor: European editions Guide price: £12.99 Having already won the South African Literary Award for Best Novel in Snyckers’ homeland, Lacuna is releasing in Ireland now to a wave of rave reviews. Previously, the author has written several young adult novels and a thriller, but this time Snyckers has …

Theme: Loop. Word limit: 100 words. First prize: publication on our website, a copy of “Every Version of You” by Grace Chan and a copy of issue 3 of Aniko magazine. Finalist: publication on our website, plus a copy of issue 3 of Aniko magazine. How to enter Email your application to [email protected] with the …

Bengaluru: “He sacrifices science for sensationalism, and his work is riddled with errors,” behavioral neuroscientist Darshana Narayanan writes in Ongoing casesin a new review of the work of acclaimed author Yuval Noah Harari. Harari, 46, is the best-selling author Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2011), its sequel, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow …

Image: Penguin Press Would it be a coincidence that Ottessa Moshfegh’s brazenly obnoxious new novel, Lapvone, came out on the first day of summer this year? I can’t imagine it is. The timing works in deadpan harmony with the book’s content, a seemingly medieval story that marries bloody fairytale vibes with contemporary cynicism about a …

Bhagat Singh was a voracious reader of books ranging from political economy to literature. Although Victor Hugo was a world famous classic writer of the 19th century, he is best known for his novel Wretched. Hugo, who lived a rich and tumultuous life of 83 years, is considered one of the most respected writers not …

NEW | FEATURES | PREVIEWS | EVENTS originally published: 07/12/2022 (MIDDLETOWN, NJ) — Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m., Monmouth University Professor Ken Womack will trace the story of George Martin’s production of the Abbey Road medley, the brilliant symphonic suite that ended the Beatles’ career. He will do this through a multimedia and interactive …

CHICAGO — Margo Jefferson, who worked for half a century as one of America’s most fearsome and quiet critics, watched the city unwind from the back seat of an SUV. We moved slowly through traffic, maneuvering from the Loop to Wicker Park. She doesn’t come here often anymore. She grew up in Hyde Park and …

The best of the literary Internet, every day TODAY: In 1905, L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Land of OzFollowing The Wonderful Wizard of Ozis published. “When we compare them, we often overlook a simple fact: that we need both.” Marianne Eloise is looking for Joan Didion and Eve Babitz in literary Los Angeles. | Illuminated …

After February 24, 2022, when the Russian military attacked Ukraine, the grim image of Russia in Ukrainian mass media discourse took the form of “Absolute Evil” (Russia is “Mordor ” and the Russians are “orcs”). Any manifestation of this evil was considered poisonous and disastrous for Ukraine and the entire civilized world. In this situation, …

Margo Jefferson, who worked for half a century as one of America’s most fearsome and quiet critics of culture, watched the city unwind from the backseat of an SUV. We moved slowly through traffic, maneuvering from the Loop to Wicker Park. She doesn’t come here often anymore. She grew up in Hyde Park and Bronzeville …

Prominent Hindi poet and litterateur, Prof. Ramdarash Mishra, was awarded the Saraswati Samman for 2021 on Monday for his poetry collection ‘Mein to Yahan Hun’, which covers a range of social issues and societal concerns. {{^userSubrated}} {{/userSubrated}} {{^userSubrated}} {{/userSubrated}} Established in 1991 by the KK Birla Foundation, the Saraswati Samman is one of the most …

All the seas of the worldGuy Gavriel Kay (Berkley 978-0-59344-104-6, $28.00, 528pp, hc) May 2022. Based on absolutely no evidence other than a handful of conversations, I suspect Guy Gavriel Kay’s large and loyal readership spans a fairly definable spectrum. At one end are pure fantasy readers, who enjoy its twisted take on real historical …

CULT CLASSIC, by Sloane Crosley. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.) In her second novel, Crosley lends her trademark wit to the story of a reluctantly engaged woman who is still searching for a peculiar and elusive kind of love even as a high-profile cult stage a series. of seemingly chance encounters with her ex-boyfriend. “It’s …

Never one to back down from a challenge, Helen Zille applies her journalistic and political skills to crush a setback against an equally skilled literary warrior, Stephen Grootes. Anyone following either protagonist will enjoy what promises to be an instructive rally. While journalists are supposed to show no fear or favor, Zille, unlike many other …

never met Dr. Manzur Ejaz. I’ve seen him every week for two years. On the other side of my laptop screen, the scenery behind him has not changed, only his outfit turns, between Virginia cold and summer heat, while we decipher Heer Waris Shah week after week, verse by verse. The gleaming white walls with …

June 15, 2022, 10:00 a.m. On Tuesday, James Patterson apologized for claiming in an interview that older white men face “racism” in the field of writing. “I apologize for saying that white male writers struggling to find work is a form of racism. I absolutely do not believe that racism is practiced against white writers. …

Before progressive causes became the domain of the professional middle class, writers and artists looked to socialism for ideological comfort. Sadly, no society has lived up to the utopian hopes of equality and collective wealth that have filled thousands of books and inspired countless works of art. The most ambitious example was born in the …

Next week, several hundred Joyceans will gather in Dublin (Trinity and UCD) for the biannual International James Joyce Symposium. It will be a great joy to return once more to Dear Dirty Dublin in this centenary year of the publication of Joyce’s Ulysses — a book which, although never officially banned in Ireland, could not …

The non-profit organization Words Without Borders was launched in 2003 to help publish works from underrepresented countries and cultures in native English speaking areas. WWB now has an archive of 12,000 articles published in 140 countries and 130 languages. Although their mission has not changed, several new developments are planned to expand the literary conversation. …

The English language and the game of cricket are arguably two of the greatest legacies left by nearly two centuries of colonial rule in India. While the practical knowledge and command of the language of British rulers helped many Indians find opportunities abroad for study and livelihood, the sport they invented for recreation during their …

geoff Dyer has always been a predominantly youthful literary presence. In a career of novels, biographies, essays, reviews, memoirs and journalism, there has always been a keen curiosity for the disparate things that capture his attention: DH Lawrence; Jazz; Burning Man; Russian cinema; drugs; the Somme… Of course, one of the main things that has …

A good teacher gets you thinking whenever possible, whether at a lecture, seminar, or in person. Good teachers also challenge students, rather than spoon-feeding them an assortment of information and then waiting for it to be taken up. It’s no surprise, then, that Philip Weinstein poses a partly riddled question at the start of his …

Join Martha Sharpe, owner of Flying Books, for an evening of conversation and insight into the minds of three independently published first novelists, all of whom are shortlisted for the 2022 Amazon First Novel Award. June 2 at 6 p.m. Free. Flying Books, College 784. facebook.com/events/2973222632895150 Brian Thomas Isaac, author of All the Quiet Places, …

THE FOUR AGES OF AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY: Weak Power, Great Power, Superpower, Hyperpower, by Michael Mandelbaum. (Oxford University, $34.95.) Mandelbaum, a leading foreign policy expert, presents a new framework for understanding how U.S. foreign and global policy may have changed since the country’s inception. SEEN AND INVISIBLE: Technology, social media and the struggle for racial …

Roger Angell, who wrote eloquently and insightfully about baseball for more than half a century, died Friday of congestive heart failure, his wife Margaret Moorman told The New York Times. He was 101 years old. Like the great players he adored, from Willie Mays to Derek Jeter, Angell was truly singular. In 2014, he became …

Elspeth Roberta Cameron Langlands was born on November 16, 1940 in Edinburgh. When she was 7, her parents, Robert and Elizabeth (Brash) Langlands, moved their family to Drumtochty, a neo-Gothic castle in Kincardineshire that her father is said to have purchased from the King of Norway. The Langlands established a preparatory school for boys, which …

The 17th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival has announced the 2022 Tennessee Williams Institute (TWI) Scholars. The Tennessee Williams Institute (TWI), now in its 10th year, is offering a graduate and doctoral level symposium at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival in conjunction with Texas Tech University. Participants attend Provincetown Festival productions and participate …

Stephen King has a unique approach to his film adaptation projects. According to The Guardian, King only charges $1 when granting the rights to a project and must approve the writer, director and main cast. His concern is for the creation rather than the ultimate success of his adaptations. In an interview with Lilja’s Library, …

1922 is the wonderful year of 20th century literature, the so-called annus mirabilis: TS Eliot published land of wasteJames Joyce Released Ulysses and Proust died with Remembrance of things past as ready as ever. Polymath Henry Ergas sent a reminder that 1922 was also the year of DH Lawrence Kangaroo but despite a move in …

Review: Revisiting Rahab Another Look at the Woman of Jericho by Kimberly D. Russaw Wesley Foundry Books Buy at Bookshop.org Hadassah traffic Collective Trauma, Cultural Memory and Identity in the Book of Esther and in the African Diaspora by Ericka Shawndricka Dunbar Routledge Buy at Bookshop.org Texts of Terror (40th Anniversary Edition) Feminist literary readings …

(Official US Senate Photo by Rebecca Hammel) Republican Indiana Sen. Todd Young is among a group of senators who have introduced legislation hoping to ban the use of federal money to establish a disinformation governance council at the Department of Justice. Homeland security. “The idea that a ‘disinformation committee’ of unelected government bureaucrats should enforce …

First published May 6, 2022 at 9:37 am IST Rabindranath Tagore is a well known poet and prolific writer whose works include poetry, short stories and plays. He was also the first Indian to win a Nobel Prize in Literature, as well as a novelist who wrote and composed a whole genre of songs. Rabindranath …

Celebrating literature, stories and ideas, this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival theme, Change My Mind, is one that resonates with Jewish author Morris Gleitzman. “After two years of literary conversations that for me mostly involved talking to myself in the bathroom, I can’t wait to be part of a mutually disturbing physical community again,” Gleitzman said. …

by Jennifer Egan The candy houseEmily St. John Mandel’s sea ​​of ​​tranquilityDouglas Stuart Young Mungoand Margo Jefferson Building a nervous system all are among April’s top-rated titles. Featured by Book Marks, “Rotten Tomatoes for books” by Lit Hub. * 1. sea ​​of ​​tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel(Knopf)23 Rave • 7 Positives • 3 Mixed …

In recent years, there has been a growing dialogue about the degree of empathy the average audience member can generate for a character with excessive economic means. The problems of the wealthy are seen as insignificant or unimportant because these people have the luxury of financial stability to focus on things that are not life …

Matt Hancock’s recent decision to “come out” as dyslexic has drawn sneers from some. “That’s why he speaks so badly,” joked one prankster. Even the usually mild-mannered Phillip Schofield nastily asked Hancock if his dyslexia was to blame for his misinterpretation of social distancing rules. Still, while some scoffed at the former health secretary’s confession, …

The Mahabharata, in its most important aspect, is a sublime work of art in the sense that the German philosopher Martin Heidegger used the term. Through it, a whole world opens up, terms of reference and relationships are defined. But it is not easy, in the times in which we live, to approach the layers …

After Minamoto no Yoritomo had ordered him to track down a former ally, Kajiwara Kagetoki have cleaned his bloody sword in a water Kamakura known to Tachiarai, which means “to wash the sword.” Having gained Yoritomo’s trust, Kagetoki then turned to Minamoto no Yoshitsune. The Light and the Dark Yoshitsune Kagetoki I’m always curious about …

Marc Stein is the Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Professor of History at San Francisco State University, is the author of City of Sisterly and Brotherly Loves: Lesbian and Gay Philadelphia, Sexual Injustice: Supreme Court Decisions from Griswold for deerRethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement and The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History. He is more recently …

With the first rays of the morning sun, the nation, after two long years, is about to usher in Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla New Year and the biggest secular holiday for Bangladeshis. This time it will be observed with the characteristic dynamism, unlike the low-key celebration of the previous two years. …

JUlian Barnes has always enjoyed blurring the lines between fiction and non-fiction, writing novels that sound like works of history or criticism. His new novel, riddled to the point of denying the reader, devotes a third of its short length to a 50-page essay on the historical views of the Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate, …

Each year at the Unbound Book Festival, Columbia’s literary community coalesces and mingle with authors from far beyond. Readers can eagerly anticipate the arrival of a favorite author — or clamor for a new writing hero after encountering a particular panel or reading. With so many authors approaching – and to keep it straight – …

School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan Frida Liu is a single working mother in the near future who makes the mistake of leaving her child alone at home for a few hours one afternoon. The authorities are summoned by the neighbors and his daughter Harriet is taken from him. Frida is given the choice …

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a notorious political showman and demagogue who founded Russia’s far-right Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) and led it for more than 30 years, has died in a hospital in Moscow, the lower house of the State Duma confirmed Wednesday. He was 75 years old. According to Russian media, Zhirinovsky, whose health had been declining …

Established in 1991, Saraswati Samman is one of the country’s most prestigious literary awards. It carries a citation, plaque and cash prize of ₹15 lakh The famous poet and litterateur, Professor Ramdarash Mishra, will receive the prestigious Saraswati Samman, 2021, for his collection of poems “Mein to Yahan Hun”, the KK Birla Foundation announced in …

Reza Baraheni, tireless Iranian dissident and former president of PEN Canada (2001-03), has died at the age of 86 in Toronto. He was known as “the Iranian Solzhenitsyn”. “A columnist of his country’s torture industry.” “Iran’s best living poet.” He had the unique distinction, and the misfortune, of being imprisoned and tortured both by the …

authormariebenedict.com/altoona.psu.edu Authors Marie Benedict (left) and Patricia Jabbeh Wesley will read from their works at the Mercyhurst Literary Festival The Mercyhurst University Literary Festival is set to open the book for a third decade. And as usual, the table of contents looks pretty compelling. Throughout April, various writing virtuosos will stop by campus to read …

“Whether it has to happen in the future or not. It had to materialize. With their wounds, and my chest. Persistent and restless. There was exhaustion in being human. That is to say, the quest to be human was tiring again. – Vyomesh Shukla, Kaajal Lagana Bhoolna (Rajkamal, 2020) In the early evening hours, …

The Coleman High School UIL Academic Team won the District Championship at Wednesday’s District Meet held at CHS. The CHS team collected 524 points in total. A total of 24 different students qualified out of 31 spots for the UIL regional competition in Canyon on April 22. Congratulations to all !! The team totals and …

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONFIRMS TORNADO — The National Weather Service confirmed yesterday that damage south and southeast of Decatur from Monday’s storm was caused by an EF-0 tornado with peak winds of 85 miles per hour. The tornado formed southeast of Paradise near County Road 4287, where it caused structural damage to several homes, the …

March 21, 2022, 10:39 a.m. In a move that seems perfectly timed to keep last week’s culture cancellation debate (part 327) going this week, Lambda Literary has preemptively removed writer Lauren Hough from an award shortlist due recent “Twitter disputes”. According to a Substack post from Hough, after being informed a few weeks ago that …

Anthony Veasna So’s short-story collection “Afterparties,” which centers on the lives of Cambodian Americans in California, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for best debut book on Thursday. By turns dark and funny, “Afterparties” explores the ways in which the trauma endured by Cambodian refugees who fled the Khmer Rouge genocide has echoed across …

WARNING: The following contains major spoilers for The Batman, now in theaters. Given its immense success, it’s no surprise that DC and Warner Bros. want more from the world of Matt Reeves. The Batman. Bringing the detective, noir world of Gotham City to life like never before, the film does so using the best versions …

The coming-of-age film is a classic genre in the world of cinema, except for one glaring problem: the male gaze. In 2021, of the 51 highest-grossing films released that year, only seven of the films were directed by women, and of this group, only three of the women were of color (Chloe Zhao, Liesl Tommy …

Confessional writing got a bad press in intellectual circles, seen as more suited to the newspaper than the library. Melissa Febos is the queen of the confessional, or rather a literary and political offshoot. Her latest book, “Girlhood,” about the experience and expectations of living in an early developing female body, is currently up for …

“For the first time, I finally get movie roles where my character’s name is Korean.” Sandra Oh on her trip through Hollywood. | Illuminated Hub Cinema and television What kind of first draft should you write? Whatever type you can, says Matt Bell. | Illuminated Hub Arts and crafts “To have lost her was to …

The invocation, within a novel, of other literary texts of the same genre or of a different genre, what we call, in short, meta-literature, is not an easy but prodigal art. in danger. It can be too intellectual, heavy because scholarly or directly pedantic, just as it can, on the contrary, fall into naivety and …

On November 17, 2021, as juries were meeting to select the National Book Awards winners ahead of that evening’s awards ceremony, similar meetings were taking place in my 9th grade English class in Brookline, Massachusetts. After a month of reading the five finalists for the 2021 National Book Award for Children’s Literature, the students were …

Mysore Prof. K Bhairavamurthy was born on 30th May 1945 in Mandya District, Kottatti Hobli, Santekasalagere Grama. His parents are KN Krishnamurthy and Gowramma. He completed his schooling in his hometown, while he studied Bachelor of Arts at Mysuru Maharaja College. He was congratulated with a master’s degree from Manasa Gangothri University by achieving 3rd …

Different types of make-up and make-up brushes lay on a worksheet from a stage make-up course. Elgin Community College offers many non-traditional opportunities for students, and late-start courses are a great example. Intro to Theater History and Lit began February 22, later than most classes this semester. The decision to delay the class was the …

The intensive Arabic program I ran in 1993 was based at BYU’s Center for Near Eastern Studies in Jerusalem, which is actually located in Arab East Jerusalem. So while being based in Jerusalem was not always ideal for an Arabic language program – the politics of the time eliminated alternatives – it was not as …

Denae Dibrell – Teach for America Educator Denae Dibrell joined Teach For America in the fall of 2014 and taught English II, English AP, and language composition at IDEA College Prep Pharr for four years. While there, she also coached UIL Ready Writing, Literary Criticism and Number Sense. She currently teaches in the writing program …

•Emmanuel Ikechukwu Umeonyirioha The Igbo language will be taught for the first time on February 24 at the University of Oxford, England, as they have appointed a Nigerian, Emmanuel Ikechukwu Umeonyirioha, as their first Igbo language teacher. Umeonyirioha announced the news in a post via his Twitter account on Thursday evening, noting that it was …

Friday, February 18, 2022 By Marie Mischel Intermountain Catholic My writer’s ego has been feeling a little bruised lately. It’s unusual; a career in journalism gave me tough skin, at least as far as my writing goes. I have received criticism since my days on the college newspaper, some justified and some not. It is …

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Scavengers and garbage truck drivers at the Juhr al-Dik landfill, southeast of Gaza City, resumed their work on February 5 despite the large number of scavengers on site . The Gaza Municipality had announced on February 1 that the spread of scavengers at the dump forced workers to suspend work …

2017 The dark tower failed to hit theaters, and a few factors contributed to why the film did so poorly. One of many Stephen King adaptations in recent years, The dark tower stars Idris Elba as otherworldly gunslinger Roland Deschain, who hails from another realm known as Mid-World. When a kid from New York named …

Haveri: Pointing out that more than 25,000 members of Kannada Sahitya Parishat (KSP) who were eligible to vote in elections for administrative posts in the literary corps could not read or write Kannada, KSP Chairman Mahesh Joshi said Friday: “We plan to teach these members the basics of Kannada to make sure they can read …

P. Saravanan’s new book talks about the timeless quality of Tamil hymns In his autobiography, In Charithiram, UV Swaminatha Iyer, the great old man of Tamil literature, recounts an incident where he read the Thiruvachagam aloud to his teacher, Meenakshisundaram Pillai, who was on his deathbed. When it came to line Nunthu Kantru in the …

Jurassic League is on the horizon and fans are clamoring to see how their favorite DC superhero will appear in the reimagined world. However, Marvel fans undoubtedly feel left out. Although Marvel’s Other Worlds are often set in other eras, the number of times Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have become dinosaurs is miserably low. Given the …

Every person’s life is the result of a variety of influences, from family life to careers and friendships that can change the choices they make or leave them relatively unchanged. For Bernardine Evaristo, both positive and negative life experiences led to her new outlook on life. In Manifesto: Never Give UpEvaristo describes and assesses the …

By Mufu Tijani Mythology, folk tales, and even stories from religious books are full of warnings against excessive pride in individuals, groups, or organizations. Also known as pride, there are enough lessons to be learned from literary figures such as Captain Ahab in Herman Melville. Moby-Dick and Satan in John Milton lost paradise on dark …

A previous show of support outside the Chinese Embassy in Stockholm. Stock photography. Photo: Anders Wiklund / TT More than twenty Swedish publishers and writers have, in an open letter to the new Chinese ambassador to Sweden, demanded the release of the Chinese-Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai, who is serving ten years in prison for having …

As global crises give rise to new conspiracy theories online, a long-held belief persists on social media: the CIA coined the term “conspiracy theorist.” However, the evidence shows that the allegation is false. “Conspiracy theory” predates the creation of the Central Intelligence Agency by at least 79 years, while the earliest uses of the term …

At nearly 900 pages in length, this superbly produced volume of John McGahern’s letters represents one of the major achievements of twenty-first century Irish literary criticism.. When McGahern died in 2006 he had firmly established himself as the most revered and influential Irish writer of prose fiction since Joyce and Beckett and it is wonderful …

Title: Beyond ExpectationsAuthor: Reward AkwuPublisher: Ollybell Printing Resources, Port HarcourtPages: 136Reviewer: Boye SalauWhatever prompted Reward Akwu to engage in literary prose writing cannot, with the extreme form of clarity, be dismissed as inconsequential. Like all other journalists, Akwu is a man whose profession and the hurricane of economic survival in Nigeria would hardly allow him …

The nation celebrates its 73rd Republic Day on Wednesday. The Indian government announced the Padma Awards on the eve of Republic Day as per convention. Of the four Padma Vibhushans, 17 Padma Bhushans and 107 Padma Shri are awarded this year. The Keralites honored with the civil awards are environmental campaigner Dr Sosamma Iype, poet …

PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — Justin Heath is all too familiar with the often-needed skill of “changing code” after a decade in the corporate world. Heath grew up in a predominantly black South Carolina town, and he describes his personality and natural way of speaking as more “urban”. When he entered college, he had to …

Toni Morrison often spoke about the inconsistency of race. “When you know someone’s race, what do you know? Virtually nothing,” Morrison said of one such instance during a “60 Minutes” interview in 1998. “You throw in all the stereotypical information and all the baggage that comes with race. But you don’t know anything about that …

Dirda on the stairs leading to her book-filled attic. Photo by Louis Tinsley The Paris review once published a story about Silver Spring resident Michael Dirda, who has written book reviews for the Washington Post since 1977. The title of the 2012 article: “Book Shopping with the Best-Read Man in America.” Growing up in Lorain, …

Terry Teachout, a cultural critic who, in his columns for the Wall Street Journal, Daily News and other publications, has put his global intelligence to work on Broadway, ballet, bluegrass and virtually every art form intermediaries, died Thursday at a friend’s home in Smithtown, NY, on Long Island. He was 65 years old. His brother, …

The essays range from the well-known (“What White Publishers Won’t Print”, “High John de Conquer”, “How It Feels to Be Colored Me”) to the unpublished, such as the title essay. “You Don’t Know Us Negroes” posits that white fiction writers are woefully ignorant of real black life, and instead of seeking to learn, they rely …

Jamie Lynn Spears has opened up about his “complicated” relationship with his older sister, Britney Spears, in an interview that airs Wednesday. The rift between the famous siblings has become apparent over the past year, as “Toxic” singer Britney Spears has publicly criticized her sister, as well as both of her parents, in numerous Instagram …

Dozens of leading Australian scientists have joined in the growing condemnation of a minister’s decision to veto funding for humanities projects, calling for an end to “political interference” in the process. peer review. In an open letter to Sue Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Council (ARC), and the country’s Acting Education Minister …