James Baldwin

Film

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.
Noel Ransome
12.4.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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.
Lauren Messman
8.2.18
THE SALUTE YOUR SHORTS ISSUE

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.
VICE Staff
6.1.17
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.
Matt St. John
2.23.17
Film

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.
Charlie Schmidlin
2.5.17
LGBTQ

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.
Michael Cuby
2.3.17
Film

'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.
Brandon Harris
2.3.17
Art

Celebrate James Baldwin at Hilton Als' New Exhibition

'James Baldwin/Jim Brown and the Children' goes on display at The Artist’s Institute.
Antwaun Sargent
6.1.16
Art

Britain’s First Black Circus Gets a Live Radio Art Tribute

Artist Derrick Adams reimagines Pablo Fanque’s Victorian era Circus Royal.
Antwaun Sargent
11.30.15
the vice reader

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.
Brandon Harris
7.24.15
Stuff

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.
Beenish Ahmed
5.4.15
Stuff

Black Lives Matter

Institutionalized racism isn't just about the headlines you read or the grand jury verdicts that inspire protests, it's something that infects the consciousness of black people everywhere.
Wilbert L. Cooper
12.4.14
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