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Kelefa Sanneh Picks Three

Friday, June 21, 2019

The writer, a man of extraordinarily wide taste in music, clues David Remnick in to some great pop artists who aren’t extremely popular.

Ava DuVernay on “When They See Us,” About the Boys Who Became the Central Park Five

Friday, May 31, 2019

In a series of works about how the American justice system deals with black citizens, the filmmaker’s latest portrays the teens wrongly convicted of a terrible and notorious assault.

Reparations and the #Resistance

Friday, May 24, 2019

After decades on the fringes, the debate around reparations has moved into the political mainstream. With eight Presidential candidates interested, is there a future for reparations?

“Come on and Bring on the Reparations”

Friday, May 24, 2019

Sekou Sundiata’s poem, read for us by Carl Hancock Rux, addresses the debts that white culture and society owe to African-Americans.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Revisits the Case for Reparations

Friday, May 24, 2019

The writer set out to make America stop laughing at jokes about reparations. Five years later, Presidential candidates are taking his research very seriously.

At Georgetown, Students Vote to Pay Reparations for the University’s History with Slavery

Friday, May 24, 2019

In 1838, Georgetown administrators sold nearly 300 enslaved people to sugarcane plantations to help fund the college. In 2019, students voted to pay reparations to their descendants.

Carrie Battan on the Sudden Success of SoundCloud Rap

Friday, May 10, 2019

Once a marginal, willfully weird genre for amateurs, SoundCloud rap has lately created some of the biggest hits in hip-hop.

Kurt Vile Talks with Amanda Petrusich

Friday, April 12, 2019

Amanda Petrusich talks with the musician Kurt Vile about his quirky songwriting process and opening for Neil Young.

A Visit with Thundercat

Friday, April 05, 2019

Briana Younger talks with the bassist and producer who helped make the Kendrick Lamar album “To Pimp a Butterfly.”

Patricia Spears Jones on a Trip to Calabar Imports

Friday, March 22, 2019

A poet on one of her favorite places in New York—right around the corner from home.

The Chef Niki Nakayama Does It Her Way

Friday, March 15, 2019

The chef at one of Los Angeles’s best restaurants on how to build a woman-friendly kitchen.

American Exiles in East Africa (Part 2)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Two married Black Panthers fled the U.S., fearing a setup by the police. In exile, in Tanzania, they resumed the Party’s community-building mission.


American Exiles in East Africa (Part 2)

Friday, March 08, 2019

Two married Black Panthers fled the U.S., fearing a setup by the police. In exile, in Tanzania, they resumed the Party’s community-building mission.

American Exiles in East Africa

Friday, March 01, 2019

Two married Black Panthers fled the country, fearing a setup by police. In exile, in Tanzania, they began to resume their mission, building a community far from home.

Ruth E. Carter Steps Into the Spotlight

Friday, February 22, 2019

Ruth E. Carter has been designing costumes for more than thirty years. With an Oscar nomination for her work on “Black Panther,” she may finally get her due.

The Producer dream hampton Talks with Jelani Cobb about “Surviving R. Kelly”

Friday, January 18, 2019

The filmmaker talks about the abuse accusations against R. Kelly. Her new documentary implicates him, his enablers, and even his fans.

The Fall of a Chinese Pop Star

Friday, January 18, 2019

Denise Ho had it all: stadium tours, product endorsements, movie deals. All that changed when she used her celebrity for political activism.

With FoxConn, Wisconsin Bought Jobs at an Astronomical Cost

Friday, January 11, 2019

A Taiwanese electronics giant building a plant in Wisconsin should have been a great deal for American workers. Instead, they’ll be paying for decades.   

Was Jesus a Socialist? It’s in the Bible, According to David Bentley Hart

Friday, December 21, 2018

David Bentley Hart’s translation of the New Testament is highly literal, and that seems to raise hackles for many Christians.

Aaron Sorkin Rewrites “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Friday, December 14, 2018

Adapting a classic novel for the stage, the writer has a few bones to pick with the heroic figure of Atticus Finch.