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James Baldwin

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  • "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 even know your name, to how you will often have to work twice as hard to get half as much. What James Baldwin described as discovering “the weight of white people in the world” is a key component of “The Talk.” It is a primer coat slathered onto black skin to inure it against the words and stares and slights of the white world.
  • "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&...

    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...

    Locally Sourced

    Locally Sourced
    Now more than ever, Station North is in a state of transformation. The neighborhood has seen a boom in gallery spaces, street art, and studios since it was appointed the Arts and Entertainment district by the state in 2002, particularly in the past few...

    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...