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Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Octavia Butler

Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Octavia Butler

by Jamilah King on June 23 2014, 4:01PM

The sci-fi writer made her mark on and off the page.

Topics: Culture

Mindy Kaling Has a New Book on the Way About Work, Race and Sad Things

Mindy Kaling Has a New Book on the Way About Work, Race and Sad Things

by Jamilah King on June 13 2014, 1:56PM

It’ll focus on the busy life she’s led since 2011.

Topics: Culture

Sam Greenlee's Family Asks for Help With Memorial

Sam Greenlee’s Family Asks for Help With Memorial

by Jamilah King on June 3 2014, 3:03PM

A public memorial will be held in Chicago this week.

Topics: Culture

Lack of Diversity is Only a Symptom

Lack of Diversity is Only a Symptom

by Aura Bogado on April 18 2014, 4:59PM

Daniel José Older’s powerful essay calls out the publishing industry’s institutional racism.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014

Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014

by Julianne Hing on April 17 2014, 4:47PM

The literary icon had been hospitalized after falling ill.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

WNBA's Brittney Griner Releases New Book, Mobile App Campign to Tackle Bullying

WNBA’s Brittney Griner Releases New Book, Mobile App Campign to Tackle Bullying

by Jamilah King on April 8 2014, 10:55AM

“In My Skin” hit bookstores on Tuesday.

Topics: Culture

Six Books That Shaped 'Afro-Vegan' Author Bryant Terry

Six Books That Shaped ‘Afro-Vegan’ Author Bryant Terry

by Julianne Hing on April 8 2014, 7:00AM

Food activist and author Bryant Terry shares the books that shaped him and his understanding of his place in the world.

Topics: Arts & Culture, How We Eat, Media

Madonna to Adapt Rebecca Walker's Novella

Madonna to Adapt Rebecca Walker’s Novella

by Jamilah King on March 26 2014, 10:45AM

The novella is about a young American college student whose plans to marry a Swahili man in Kenya fall apart when the region is engulfed in civil war.

Topics: Culture

Nelson George's New Book Celebrates 'Soul Train'

Nelson George’s New Book Celebrates ‘Soul Train’

by Jamilah King on March 25 2014, 12:21PM

All aboard.

Topics: Culture

Five Books that Reframe the Thanksgiving Narrative

Five Books that Reframe the Thanksgiving Narrative

by Aura Bogado on November 20 2013, 12:00PM

These children’s books, authored by Native writers, help set the record straight.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Junot Díaz to Release Illustrated Edition of 'This Is How You Lose Her'

Junot Díaz to Release Illustrated Edition of ‘This Is How You Lose Her’

by Jamilah King on October 25 2013, 11:54AM

He’s teaming up with award-winning graphic novelist Jaime Hernandez to release a deluxe illustrated version of his best-selling short story collection.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Edwidge Danticat Talks About Writing Her First Novel in 10 Years

Edwidge Danticat Talks About Writing Her First Novel in 10 Years

by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 11:49AM

The author sat down with PBS NewsHour this week.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Latino Novel Banned in Arizona Public School

Latino Novel Banned in Arizona Public School

by Von Diaz on September 16 2013, 10:25AM

Cristina García’s book “Dreaming in Cuban” is banned due to a sexually explicit passage.

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Summer Reads: Congo Square, Jim Crow and Ida B. Wells!

Summer Reads: Congo Square, Jim Crow and Ida B. Wells!

by Julianne Hing on August 27 2013, 9:00AM

The fifth in our series of must-read recommendations from independent booksellers. This week: Community Book Center in New Orleans

Topics: Arts & Culture, Summer Reading

Summer Reads: Migration, Faith and Rita Moreno!

Summer Reads: Migration, Faith and Rita Moreno!

by Julianne Hing on August 15 2013, 7:00AM

The fourth in our series of must-read recommendations from independent booksellers. This week: La Casa Azul in New York City

Topics: Arts & Culture, Summer Reading

Summer Reads: Radical Immigrants, Tiger Babies and Bruce Lee!

Summer Reads: Radical Immigrants, Tiger Babies and Bruce Lee!

by Julianne Hing on July 31 2013, 7:00AM

The second in our series of must-read recommendations from independent booksellers. This week: Eastwind Books of Berkeley, Calif.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Summer Reading

That Time Questlove Went Roller-Skating With Prince on Valentine's Day

That Time Questlove Went Roller-Skating With Prince on Valentine’s Day

by Jamilah King on June 18 2013, 9:20AM

Your favorite music snob’s favorite music snob has a new book out. Obviously you should read it.

Topics: /NOW

A New Definition of Fatherhood

A New Definition of Fatherhood

by Julianne Hing on June 14 2013, 7:00AM

Oakland artist Janine Macbeth’s new children’s book explores gender equity—as opposed to mere equality—in the home.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Fight Begins to Save Country's Oldest Black Bookstore

Fight Begins to Save Country’s Oldest Black Bookstore

by Jamilah King on June 10 2013, 1:08PM

Marcus Books is facing eviction. You can help save it. Here’s how.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Mobb Deep Rapper Launches New Book Imprint in Brooklyn

Mobb Deep Rapper Launches New Book Imprint in Brooklyn

by Jamilah King on June 3 2013, 2:57PM

Albert “Prodigy” Johnson is known widely as part of Mobb Deep, one of hip-hop’s most important groups of late-’90s. But now he’s got a new hustle: writing fiction. And even that’s understating it a bit. On Monday, Brooklyn-based publisher Akashic…

Topics: /NOW

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