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The 50 Year Argument: Film Profiles of Great Minds

I have watched (and re-watched, and re-watched) Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi’s filmed love letter to the New York Review of Books, celebrating its 50th anniversary last year: The Fifty Year Argument (2014). This documentary is a smorgasbord of intellectual, … Continue reading

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Poem a Day 2014: Javon Johnson, “cuz he’s black” (#25)

As I was reading a New York Times piece on the 90th anniversary of the birth of James Baldwin, and an essay in Poetry Magazine by Nikky Finney on how Baldwin taught her “the power of rain,” I was reminded … Continue reading

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