“Malcolm X and MLK evolved over time and came to converge in surprising ways. Malcolm’s movement for radical black dignity became a global human rights touchstone in a manner that made King’s struggle for radical black citizenship both necessary and more expansive.”
“We’re at the end, or toward the end, of an extended collapse of the institutions that made it possible for many of us to make a living through intellectual or creative activity. We’ll have to find another way.”
“Politics is driven by language, and America’s peculiar history has given oligarchs the language to undercut democracy.”
“As artists, it’s our obligation to keep going. I really believe we have to push for the world to open up again.”
The new album demonstrates just how versatile a singer/songwriter Mike Mattison really is.
A comical version of Jane Austen is coming our way via Autumn de Wilde’s Emma.
Gish Jen’s new novel asks, Is ambition worthwhile in a world without justice?
While The Assistant’s scenario alludes to Harvey Weinstein, the problem is systemic in the entertainment business and probably many other workplaces.
“The idea that slavery was not economically important to New England as a whole is just emphatically not true.”
“People love a story, they always have, and always will, and stories are an essential ingredient in this folk music revival, which started sometime in the early ’50s.”