“I’m trying to get people to be at ease with the incredible amount of variety in the United States.”
Front and center in this memoir are BrownMark’s efforts to reconcile his resentment and gratitude toward the man who both sold him short and afforded him the “opportunity of a lifetime.”
I hope this centennial will inspire readers to immerse themselves in this enormously important, rich, and vibrant work.
Our awareness of our delight in the homicidal temptations presented by film is itself a kind of twisted comedy that the critic is all too aware of.
There’s a larger story to tell about black composers and musicians breaking into the film and TV business, but its only lightly touched on here.
A pair of recent books help keep the glorious spirit of Carnival alive.
Long live Fluxus, with its questionable boxes of ephemera, its baggy bags of soil, and its mad prankster sensibility.
Humankind, at the very least, compels us to rethink fashionably pessimistic assumptions about human nature.
I heartily recommend M.M. Blume’s excellent Fallout, which ably synthesizes large amounts of archival, historical, and biographical material from three continents.
The stories in And Go Like This are wise, compassionate, and deftly crafted.