Yaa Gyasi's debut short story collection begins in 18th century Ghana, where the slave trade separates two half sisters. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Homegoing a strong work with versatile language.
Yaa Gyasi's debut short story collection begins in 18th century Ghana, where the slave trade separates two half sisters. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Homecoming a strong work with versatile language.
We talk to Slate's Aisha Harris, the co-author of the publication's Black Film Canon. She tells us some of her favorites on the list, why make a canon at all, and including genre films with high art.
Yaa Gyasi's debut novel traces the terrible impact of slavery on generations of an African family, beginning with two sisters in 18th century Ghana — one who stayed, and one shipped to America.
On a prime block of Chicago's Michigan Avenue stands the Fine Arts Building. Producer and violinist David Schulman takes us on an audio tour with the people who know the building the best.
Playwright Peter Shaffer has died. He was best known for Equus and Amadeus, both of which became movies.
Rudin, who started in theater age 15, owes a lot to the producers who taught him his craft. "They were giants," he says. All five of Rudin's current shows have been nominated for Tony Awards.
In his new book, journalist Roger Thurow chronicles the obstacles that women around the globe face in raising healthy babies.
"The Louisville Lip" was famously as fast with his words as with his fists — years before the birth of hip hop, he was a battle rapper flipping similes and metaphors in a language all his own.
The TBS slapstick cop comedy is back for a second season, and it's just as ridiculous and fast-paced as it's been all along.
HBO's Last Week Tonight ended with a surprising display of how, as they put it, "any idiot" can buy and sell other people's debts.
Lifetime's UnREAL brings its fictional reality-show producers back for another season of take-no-prisoners television.
When you see a bunch of guys playing street basketball you might not just see a game. In his new book Black Gods of the Asphalt author Onaje Woodbine shows how it's also a spiritual experience.
In her new book Magic and Loss, Virginia Heffernan makes the case for the Internet as art. Just look at Twitter, she says. "It's hard to think of a time when poetry was more powerful."
Straub's new book, Modern Lovers, is a tale of old friendships, secrets and family entanglements set in a part of Brooklyn writers often ignore: leafy, largely residential Ditmas Park.
After her family fled to a refugee camp, she took a workshop in making videos. Her film about day-to-day life is now making the festival rounds.
This week, the History Channel aired its remake of the classic TV series. Listeners Pious Ali, Frank Bonet and Justin Rogers told us what they thought.
When he launched his plan last spring, brewery CEO Xavier Vanneste said it was "no longer sustainable" to rely on trucks to cope with its growing production levels.
Yaa Gyasi's debut novel follows the family lines of two separated half-sisters in 18th-century Ghana: One is married off to an Englishman, while the other is sent to America and sold into slavery.
Stories that are great for learning to read can teach all kinds off things — from philosophy to financial literacy.