People | The Blacklist
“The Disappearance”: A Novel by Rosa Guy

“Guy’s novels are like Judy Blume books for black teenagers.”

Jun 28, 2018
People | The Blacklist
“Rhode Island Red”: A Novel by Charlotte Carter

Carter’s characters rarely do what one might expect. Reading her work just gives you a jolt.

May 29, 2018
People | The Blacklist
“The Long Night”: A Novel by Julian Mayfield

Mayfield’s style was as stark as Richard Wright and poetic as Ernest Hemingway, but was grounded in urban realism.

Apr 26, 2018
People | The Blacklist
“The Landlord”: A Novel by Kristin Hunter

Kristin Hunter gave attention to subtle worlds within worlds and psyches within psyches.

Mar 29, 2018
People | The Blacklist
“Jonoah and the Green Stone”: A Novel by Henry Dumas

Despite his literary brilliance, Dumas became a tragic symbol of young black men slain by police.

Feb 28, 2018
People | The Blacklist
“Negrophobia”: A Novel by Darius James

Published in 1992, “Negrophobia” was a wild romp through a racially charged dreamscape.

Jan 31, 2018
People | Fans
Their Songs: The Ballad of Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin collaborated to create timeless pop songs during the 1970s.

Sep 19, 2017
People | Fans
Love in the Age of Prince

“After hearing ‘1999,’ I wouldn’t date any woman that wasn’t down with Prince.”

May 1, 2017
Places | Natives & Neighborhoods
Live Girls, Lonely Boys

“Times Square transformed from an adult sexual wonderland to an urban family playground.”

Sep 7, 2016
People | Fans
​Into the Cinema, Onto the Page

“Movie buffs, like writers, have no problem with solitude.”

Jun 1, 2016