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Alice Walker To Publish Personal Diary In 2017

Alice Walker To Publish Personal Diary In 2017

The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Color Purple” has a deal with Simon & Schuster imprint 37 Ink to publish a selection of her private chronicles in 2017. The book is called “Gathering Blossoms Under Fire” and will be edited by Valerie Boyd. Boyd wrote a biography of Zora Neale Hurston, one of Walker’s literary idols.

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From Kandahar To Kindergarten

“In defense of humans Lay down your sticks and stones Weapons and violence are better off left alone Cause you don’t rise when people fall I see you rot this world I see you ride this world I see you rape this world On, off, on, off, on, off And I don’t like what I […]

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Old School NYC Shapes An Anarchist

Old School NYC Shapes An Anarchist

“People sometimes inquire what form of government is most suitable for an artist to live under. To this question there is only one answer. The form of government that is most suitable to the artist is no government at all.” – Oscar Wilde i was born in Kings County NYC otherwise known as the Peoples […]

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A Climate Change in the Art World?

A Climate Change in the Art World?

The art community is digging out, drying off, counting its losses, helping its neighbors–and starting to prepare for the hurricanes of the future

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Icelandic-Canadian literature as 21st-century sagas

Icelandic-Canadian literature as 21st-century sagas

Filmmaker Guy Maddin is helping to create the new Icelandic mythologies in Canada.

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Dallas Museum of Art takes bold step of offering free general admission AND free memberships

Dallas Museum of Art takes bold step of offering free general admission AND free memberships

Beginning Jan. 21, the Dallas Museum of Art will take the unprecedented step of offering an unusual one-two punch: Free general admission and free memberships, making it the first art museum in the country to do so, DMA director Maxwell Anderson announced at a press conference this morning.

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What Should Children Read?

What Should Children Read?

Malcolm Gladwell, author of “The Tipping Point” and a New Yorker staff writer, told me how he prepared, years ago, to write his first “Talk of the Town” story. “Talk” articles have a distinct style, and he wanted to make sure he got the voice straight in his head before he began writing. His approach was simple. He sat down and read 100 “Talk” pieces, one after the other.

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Batman and beyond: How a dose of reality revitalised the graphic novel

Batman and beyond: How a dose of reality revitalised the graphic novel

Two graphic novels were shortlisted this week in separate categories of a prestigious literary prize. But can graphic novels ever be considered great literature like their more traditional counterparts?

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The ‘unfilmable’ becomes filmable as slew of sweeping books leap to big screen

The ‘unfilmable’ becomes filmable as slew of sweeping books leap to big screen

It would appear that labelling a book unfilmable is a sure-fire way to get a filmmaker’s attention. How else to explain the multitude of book-inspired features currently at the multiplex, a good number of them drawn from challenging literary works chock full of the very things popular cinema generally tries to avoid?

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Amazon spoof among indie booksellers’ Christmas picks

Amazon spoof among indie booksellers’ Christmas picks

Booksellers are poking fun at Amazon with a new Christmas campaign pushing the tongue-in-cheek title 101 Uses of a Dead Kindle. Seasonal selection includes 101 Uses of a Dead Kindle along with other ‘alternative’ gift tips.

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