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While the "50 Shades" trilogy is the most recent bestseller to be challenged or denied by institutions like the Harford County Public Library for being "pornography," it is far from the only one. Many top-selling books have been censored or challenged...
Alicia Allen, Anna Austin; Elizabeth Banta, Caroline Bogrov, Rachel Bolan, Chandler Bordick, Eric Brooks; Walker Cammack, Emily Canner, Arlen Caplan, Arnold Capute, Benjamin Chew, Paul Clark, Aislinn Cook, Ella Cooper; Julia Dagnello, George Dendrinos,...
Tags: Elijah Muhammad
As the Baltimore Ravens get ready for this weekend's game, folks are geared up for a special playoff edition of Purple Friday, with colorful sweatshirts, caps, shirts, sweaters, etc. For the bookish, here are some favorite purple titles, to get in the...
Reggie Watts' story is much like that of any other comic: He was a class clown, always goofing off and playing jokes on everybody, much to the consternation of his teachers. But during his youth in Great Falls, Mont., he also was in the school...
The story goes that Reginald F. Lewis, the remarkably successful Baltimore-born lawyer, businessman and philanthropist, learned the value of saving money from his grandmother. She gave him a tin cup to hold his earnings from delivering papers when he...
Sun StaffAuthor Walter Mosley's room is dark and mysterious with midnight-blue walls, black velvet drapes and lamps that shine interrogationlike spotlights across the walls. It's a room befitting the popular creator of a series of detective novels. Toni Morrison'...
Sun Theater CriticThe friendship between playwright August Wilson and director Marion McClinton began two decades ago when they both lived in St. Paul, Minn. Since then, Wilson has won two Pulitzer Prizes (for "Fences'' and "The Piano Lesson''), and McClinton has acted...
Tags: August Wilson, African Americans, Death, Minority Groups, Poetry
World NowAuthor Alice Walker has refused to allow an Israeli company to publish a new Hebrew edition of her classic novel The Color Purple, arguing that “Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people.”...
Jacket CopyIn a protest of Israeli policies, Alice Walker has declined to publish an edition of her prizewinning novel "The Color Purple" in that country....
What do I have in common with a growing list of authors that include Salman Rushdie, Lemony Snicket, Gloria Steinem and Alice Walker? If you said we’re regulars at Mario’s deli, you’d be wrong. Except in my case, where you would have...
Adrienne Rich, a pioneering feminist poet and essayist who challenged what she considered to be the myths of the American dream and subsequently received high literary honors, died Tuesday at her home in Santa Cruz. She was 82. The cause was...
Jacket CopyMichael Chabon's choice of the independent Open Road Media for e-book editions of Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys includes a frank -- if not comprehensive -- discussion of royalty rates for authors....
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