How are Black writers coping? We’re chanting, fact-checking history, and envisioning a tiny future.
Advice on growing up, giving love a chance, and getting rid of Dad’s porn.
On the new Legacy! Legacy!, Chicago singer and poet Jamila Woods lovingly details how art can learn from the past as it shapes the future.
The Reader’s film editor selects his favorite movies that premiered in Chicago this year.
Raoul Peck’s documentary I Am Not Your Negro looks at the writer who brought his own religious issues to the civil rights movement.
American Blues Theater revives Amiri Baraka’s searing one-act alongside a new commission that puts gender identity in the spotlight.
It’s a tough subject to write about, but Ta-Nehisi Coates is more than capable.
The Atlantic essayist wonders if he can save his son from his country.
A Reader writer looks back on a year in reading.
A reissued edition of Baldwin’s first nonfiction work on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his death