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  • Field Tripping: Time traveling

    Field Tripping: Time traveling
    When the editors of City Paper told me that my column should be about what’s happening in Baltimore, about Freddie Gray, about the protests, I wondered how they could imagine I could write about anything else. I’ve been writing about what I’ve been seeing over at my personal blog because I’m a writer, and the only way I know to make sense of what I see, feel, think is to write.
  • Lawrence Grandpre and Dayvon Love's ambitious, challenging 'The Black Book'

    Lawrence Grandpre and Dayvon Love's ambitious, challenging 'The Black Book'
    Peniel E. Joseph begins the narrative of his definitive 2014 biography of Stokely Carmichael on a humid Mississippi night. He describes the 24-year-old Carmichael speaking to a crowd in the open air on a warm, late-spring evening after his most recent...

    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...

    "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&...