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Watch: Poets, actors, and others launch Lift Every Voice with rousing online event
Songs in the night: Spirituals and James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues”
Bloom, Baldwin, and the prophet Jeremiah: A chat with David Mikics
YouTube reviewer extols the virtues of our Melville poetry volume: “This exists!”
#GlobalGwen initiative celebrates Gwendolyn Brooks and a literary milestone
“How to be a man who’s not a jerk”: Cartoonist Chris Ware on Charles M. Schulz, Mr. Rogers, and Beethoven
Silliness, small stakes, and a compelling other world: Jonathan Franzen pays homage to Peanuts
Watch: “You’re weird, sir” — or, Peanuts and the politics of personal identity
Kate Bolick: “Feminism is common sense,” and other truths from Little Women
Watch: Why Cornelius Ryan’s The Longest Day isn’t “victors’ history”
Adam Gopnik: The secret behind John Updike’s productivity
Gabrielle Bellot: James Baldwin as “a prophet of love” in If Beale Street Could Talk
Revisiting Portnoy’s complaints, 50 years later, with Bernard Avishai
Madeleine L’Engle on A Wrinkle in Time: “It’s for people”
Watch: Leonard S. Marcus on his first meeting with a “totally engaged” Madeleine L’Engle
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