To celebrate the Swanlights album release, Antony will be "taking over" the music website for a week starting on Monday. We have prepared interviews with Marina Abromovic and Bjork, essays including one on Native American Two Spirit traditions, video debuts by Charles Atlas, Peter Sempel and Antony and the Johnsons, features on several musicians and an art series. We are really excited about it! Check in throughout the week for daily updates.
Baldwin moved to France in the 1940s in part to escape American bigotry, but returned to the US often throughout the Civil Rights era and in subsequent years. During these years he published numerous personal essays in which he discussed racial discrimination in America. Special Collections holds both and , compilations of revised Baldwin essays that originally appeared in print in periodical publications like Esquire, Harper's, The New Yorker and The Progressive. They address themes of race, religion, and Baldwin's belief in the importance of shared experiences between white and black Americans.
Langston Hughes -- The Most Abused Poet in America?
And so, it came as more than a shock to me when, on the way home from the airport, I listened to a voice mail from an officer at my family’s local police department explaining that a bystander had noticed me leaving my son in the car, had recorded the incident using a phone’s camera, and had then contacted the police. By the time the police arrived, I had already left the scene, and by the time they looked up the license plate number of the minivan and traced it to my parents, I was flying home.