Barry Jenkins on the Burden of Honoring James Baldwin with ‘Beale Street’
We spoke to Jenkins and composer Nicholas Britell about turning the classic novel into a classic film.
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Watch the Emotional First Trailer for Barry Jenkins's New Film 'If Beale Street Could Talk'
The 'Moonlight' director is making his return to the big screen with an adaptation of James Baldwin's 1974 novel.
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June's Best Books, Comics, Video Games, and Music
From the new memoir 'A Stone of Hope' to Chastity Belt's latest album, and more.
Benjamin Booker Releases Power Pop Gem “Right on You,” Another Brilliant ‘Witness’ Cut
The LA-based R&B-punk master's second album is out June 2.
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Black History Month
The Fight to Save the House of James Baldwin
The property is slated to be razed and turned into luxury apartments, but activists say the author's home is an important piece of black history worth saving.
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How an Unfinished James Baldwin Manuscript Became a Documentary Film
'I Am Not Your Negro' director Raoul Peck links Baldwin’s ideas to issues still surrounding race and poverty in America today.
James Baldwin's Queerness Was Inseparable from His Blackness
Though 'I Am Not Your Negro' doesn't address Baldwin's homosexuality, it was integral to his political philosophy in ways that can give us hope today.
'I Am Not Your Negro' Is a Brilliant Documentary About James Baldwin's Never-Finished Book
We caught up with director Raoul Peck to talk about the author's legacy, politics, and the ever-presence of history.
Celebrate James Baldwin at Hilton Als' New Exhibition
'James Baldwin/Jim Brown and the Children' goes on display at The Artist’s Institute.
Britain’s First Black Circus Gets a Live Radio Art Tribute
Artist Derrick Adams reimagines Pablo Fanque’s Victorian era Circus Royal.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Between the World and Me’ Is as Important and Necessary as Everyone Says It Is
One of America's sharpest cultural commentators delivers a rich, abrasive meditation on the existential quandaries of modern American negro life.
What the Freddie Gray Protests Have in Common with the Riots of the 60s
Then, as now, people came together in anger over how the police, and society at large, were treating young black people.