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Ne Me Quitte Pas

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

Nina Simone's music stirs the soul. I liken it to one awash in the Holy Spirit in a Baptist church on a Sunday morning. Her classical piano finesse infused with her jazzy and bluesy gospel voice is heard in all of her music, especially in all of her civil rights protest songs.

How The Notorious B.I.G. Turned Fear and Rage Into Genius

Timothy Cooper | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices
Timothy Cooper

"Ready to Die" is a multifaceted masterpiece, but its driving force is Biggie's supplication for America to recognize a young black man wrought with the fear and rage of existing in a life rooted in continuing stagnation.

Gerald Nicosia's 'Night Train to Shanghai'

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 07.19.2014 | Books
Lionel Rolfe

Gerald Nicosia is probably better known for his non-fiction, but he also is a real poet, very much in the San Francisco tradition of Ferlinghetti, Patchen, Rexroth and Ginsberg -- except those guys are now mostly gone.

The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Honors Our Literary Giants

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.29.2013 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Have you heard about the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame? It's a little well-kept secret that is starting to get out.

Moving? Take Care When Transporting Works of Art

Daniel Grant | Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Works of art and antiques are frequently a casualty of do-it-yourselfers or those who hire movers who don't have specific expertise in transporting art.

Behind the Scenes at the Chicago Literary Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

It is wonderful to live in a city so rich of history, so rich of character, so rich of talent and art. But do we celebrate it enough?

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame's First Induction Ceremony Honors Our Greatest Writers

Donald G. Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Donald G. Evans

It was like any party, I guess, except this was a party for dead people. Six dead people. Six dead writers.

COMPETITIVE ART: Fight! Fight! Fight! Why Artists Must Be Rivals

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Why do critics insist on comparing one artist with another? More to the point -- why do I do it so obsessively? I have just published a review of two ...

Richard Wright Wins Turner Prize (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The bookies were wrong: Painter Richard Wright, 49, has won this year's Turner Prize, the prestigious British art award, for his imposing gold-leaf pa...

Pink Floyd Member Richard Wright Dies

AP | MEERA SELVA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON — Richard Wright, a founding member of Pink Floyd, died Monday. He was 65. The rock group's spokesman, Doug Wright, who's unrelated, sai...

McCain's Race Ad

Ellen Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Feldman

The impetus for the absurd McCain ad was Obama's riotous European welcome. There is a certain irony in that as this summer marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Notting Hill Riots.