Curator Ikechúkwú Onyewuenyi hopes to rouse a new generation of writers with “Chez Baldwin,” a 32-hour-long Spotify playlist based on Baldwin’s vinyl record collection.
Jenkins brings a visual richness to the story, accentuating the emotional undertones of Baldwin’s words.
Avedon and Baldwin’s 1964 photobook, with a new introduction by Hilton Als, resonates profoundly today.
I Am Not Your Negro is a spectacularly and explicitly violent film, and yet it’s been described as having “implied” violence.
Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro delivers brutally honest polemics about white America from James Baldwin.
Directed by Raoul Peck, I Am Not Your Negro is montage and meditation, a dialogue between the archive and the present.
The acclaimed writer James Baldwin moved from New York to Paris in 1948 and then to Saint-Paul de Vence in the south of France, where he eventually died with his longtime lover, the obscure Swiss painter Lucien Happersberger, at his side.
Gentrification has been the subject of countless plays and performances in New York, but the number of productions taking it on seems to have increased dramatically in recent years.
PARIS — I recently met in my studio the writer Jake Lamar, a New York ex-pat living in Paris, and spoke to him about his new novel, Postérité (The original English title is “Posthumous”), that will be published today in French by Rivages.
LOS ANGELES — A central insight of James Baldwin’s writing had to do with the way racism diminished the racist as much or more than his victim.
2014 is the “Year of James Baldwin” for New York City. Several major cultural organizations, including New York Live Arts, Columbia University, the New School’s Vera List Center for Art and Politics, and Harlem Stage, are partnering to present a series of talks, events, performances and interventions inspired by, in response to, or continuing the writer’s legacy.
A little-known depiction of Harlem literary life and African-American literature by Faith Ringgold is currently on view at the New York Public Library in its exhibition The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter.