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Colson Whitehead Talks the Diminishing Relevance of Magazines and New Book Zone One

Posted October 31, 2011 | 15:32:12 (EST)

Not so long ago, women dominated black folks' literary playing field: Edwidge Danticat, Terry McMillan, Bebe Moore Campbell, even British phenom Zadie Smith. Colson Whitehead parachuted onto that field in 1999 with The Intuitionist, somewhat of a detective novel featuring elevator inspectors that Time magazine famously called "the freshest racial...

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It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Black

Posted August 25, 2011 | 13:04:25 (EST)

Author Toure's latest book is full of truths and agitation.

Touré Neblett is the cultural critic folks love to hate. An author, journalist, TV host and all around talking head known simply by his first name for nearly two decades, Touré is an unabashed contrarian. Often insightful, often snarky...

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Why I Left Paris

Posted August 16, 2011 | 13:32:22 (EST)

Weeks ago, I sat through movie previews in Paris -- my adopted city since 2004 -- waiting patiently on Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. A trailer for another film called Case Départ ran for a full minute before I realized what I was watching: a comedy about slavery....

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