Lectures by 'eclectic' campus visitors from
Cornell ChronicleLectures by 'eclectic' campus visitors from 1970-1995 are onlineCornell ChronicleFrom the 1970s through 1995, students working for Cornell University Library recorded every public event on campus – an encyclopedic series of talks by the leading thinkers, artists and activists of the era, from Jacques Derrida to Toni Morrison to ...
Posted on 21 June 2016 | 7:12 am
Toni Morrison: Writing Is a Dangerous
ELLE.comToni Morrison: Writing Is a Dangerous PursuitELLE.comWriting is dangerous—something Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison learned early in life. When they were children, Morrison and her sister loved to write on sidewalks. One day, they saw a new word near their home and began to copy ...
Posted on 20 June 2016 | 1:59 pm
Watch: Is Black Art a Threat to the Powers
Atlanta Black StarWatch: Is Black Art a Threat to the Powers That Be? Toni Morrison Thinks SoAtlanta Black StarAuthor Toni Morrison, The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates and poet Sonia Sanchez were part of a panel on “Art and Social Justice” hosted last night by the Stella Adler Studio of Acting at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City. In the nearly 2-minute clip ...
Posted on 17 June 2016 | 3:46 pm
“Art is dangerous”: Ta-Nehisi Coates,
Vox“Art is dangerous”: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Toni Morrison, and Sonia Sanchez in conversationVoxOn June 15, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting presented the Marlon Brando Award to Ta-Nehisi Coates, Toni Morrison, and Sonia Sanchez. But before the ceremony, Sanchez moderated her fellow honorees in a conversation on the intersection of art and ...and more »
Posted on 17 June 2016 | 6:30 am
Toni Morrison: 'Part of the Business of
Publishers WeeklyToni Morrison: 'Part of the Business of Editing Is Telling People to Shut Up'Publishers WeeklyToni Morrison: Well, they can be. If you take that work seriously. Some of it's just profit, and we know the editors and the houses where some of them do that. And then there are places and there are editors whom I know, and even houses in which ...
Posted on 16 June 2016 | 2:15 pm
The Bearable Lightness of Michael Dirda
Not literally—he grew up in Lorain, Ohio, whereas I’m from the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. He is also 30 years older than I am, though in a coincidence, my father grew up in Lorain, a town that also produced Toni Morrison. He claims to dislike ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:08 pm
The Fire This Time: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s
The literary device employed is no coincidence. Toni Morrison has anointed Coates as the successor to James Baldwin, and while that is a heavy burden for any 40 year old to bear, it is one that he just might manage to handle with grace. Despite having ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:55 pm
8 Books to Add to the Modern Brown Girl
Eventually, I found Toni Morrison, Dr. Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Zora Neale Hurston, and more. I fell in love. It is no secret that women—particularly women of color—are coming for the old guard in literary and genre-specific writing circles and ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 3:02 pm
10 popular grammar myths debunked by a
The following sentence appeared in the verbal section of a 2002 College Board exam, and students were asked to identify an error if there was one: Toni Morrison's genius enables her to create novels that arise from and express the injustices African ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:29 am
International network France 24 spotlights
From the glamour of the Cannes film festival to 25 th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, to interviews with George Clooney, Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Toni Morrison and Quincy Jones and so many more, "Encore!" is aimed at taking you to the ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:11 am