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  • Arena Players produce James Baldwin's 'The Amen Corner'

    Arena Players produce James Baldwin's 'The Amen Corner'
    It can be difficult to find subtlety on the stage. After all, there are no close-ups, no cuts, none of the tools with which film- and television-reared audiences have been trained to recognize implication or ambiguity. On the stage, the actors must be conscious of projecting their words out to an audience and telegraphing emotions with gestures large enough to be seen from the back row, forcing them into a range more reminiscent of a church than a domestic drama. 
  • "Dear White People": The film every white person should see but won't

    "Dear White People": The film every white person should see but won't
    In many black homes, parents give their children “The Talk.” It covers everything from how full capitulation during interactions with cops can save your life to how some whites will be convinced they know everything about you before they...

    "The Amen Corner" by James Baldwin

    "The Amen Corner" by James Baldwin
    One of James Baldwin’s only plays, “The Amen Corner,” is an inspired choice for the Arena Players’ 2014-15 season. Not only is Baltimore the home of the James Baldwin Literary Society, and the writer’s sister, but the play&...

    Putting the art back in street art

    Putting the art back in street art
    I’ve recently spent some time planning a trip to Berlin and I’ve noticed that, on sites like Airbnb, “graffiti” and “street art” function almost as code. On reviews of apartments, the obviously bougie people complain...

    The Mail 9/10/14

    The Mail 9/10/14
    Reading Between the Lines Recently, I got the Aug. 13 issue of City Paper, and as always, I was deeply disturbed by the way white writers at City Paper constantly give the mostly white bigoted readers of City Paper some satisfaction about the darkies in...