Toni Morrison was a featured guest at the New Yorker Festival on Friday in a conversation that touched on everything from the Charleston church shooting to writing about race and her theory on female gods.
On Monday, Jon Stewart joined America in wondering what the fuck was going on with 37-year-old Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who on Tuesday morning said that she “identified as black.” I identify as wealthy, now where are my coins?!
Hey Hollywood, your obsession with breast-y dresses have creeped their way into Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison’s purview.
Toni Morrison is releasing a new novel entitled God Help the Child this month and it’s guaranteed to be a continuation of her revolutionary position in literature; a writer who pens black stories about black people without regard for the mainstream.
We went looking for the best books to read this year and a wonderful thing happened: we discovered they were all written by remarkably talented women. A particular chorus of men will publish some decent books, but women, by far, will own 2015. Below, 10 books to fall in love with before year’s end.
Toni Morrison stopped by for a chill chat about race, pigeonholing and the time she was taken aback by her own written words on Wednesday night's edition of The Colbert Report. "Is your entire literary career a midlife crisis?" Stephen Colbert asked.
Rutgers has added a summer course on Contemporary Black Women Writers, less than two weeks after an uproar over the fact that the university was paying Snooki a higher speaking fee than Toni Morrison. (Morrison, of course, is on the syllabus.)
The news that Snooki was paid $2,000 more than Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison to speak at Rutgers University last week was taken as another sign of Civilization's general decline. But high literature isn't going down without a fight.
http://youtu.be/ee1C5FB3ceoAt least, in Jersey!
Last night, I asked Angela Davis how she felt about the way her image has been used over the years. "Capitalism!" someone in the audience said dryly. Her answer was a little more nuanced.
Indiana high school students had to quit reading Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon Wednesday, because administrators were offended by its "sex, violence, and profanity." Here's why this is bullshit.
In a new video just up on the NY Times' "Paper Cuts" book blog, editor Sam Tanenhaus talks with Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison about her new book, A Mercy, and President-elect Barack Obama. Morrison compliments Obama's facility as a writer — "the beauty of his language," as she calls it — and ruminates on…
On Friday we posted a call to help us complete a list of 75 books every woman should read. We started you off with 20 culled from our editors' suggestions, and you guys took the ball and ran with it. A few notes on the compendium of 75 that you helped us compile below. As we said in the original post, most of the…
Toni Morrison would like to clear some stuff up about her now-famous anointment of Bill Clinton as the 'first black President'. She says: "I was deploring the way [he] was being treated, vis-à-vis the sex scandal that was surrounding him. I said he was being treated like a black on the street, already guilty, already…
Here is Barack Obama with renowned ruddy ladykiller Ted Kennedy. Ted is kind of a dick, but so was Suharto, and yet he had his good points too, as Barack learned when he was a little kid and Suharto seized power from the democratically-elected Sukarno in a US-assisted miltary coup and Barack's stepdad, an officer in…
The New York Times was deep in the throes of Obamamania this weekend, with four separate articles discussing Barack's candidacy, from Oprah's endorsement to his chances against the dynamic duo of Bill and Hillary. The most interesting of the bunch describes Obama's feminist pitch, i.e., how he plans on stealing some…