Songs in the night: Spirituals and James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues”
Bloom, Baldwin, and the prophet Jeremiah: A chat with David Mikics
Gabrielle Bellot: James Baldwin as “a prophet of love” in If Beale Street Could Talk
New exhibitions humanize three twentieth century writers
Coming attractions: A little Moonlight shines on Beale Street
Cheston Knapp: Weird, feral Ralph Waldo Emerson, wily William Gass, and other influences on Up Up, Down Down
James Baldwin: Some degrees of separation
Freedom Riders: Terror and profundity in eyewitness history of an epochal era
Darryl Pinckney: James Baldwin “stood his ground and paid a price”
From Billie Holiday to Billy Preston, James Baldwin: Later Novels inspires a Spotify playlist
Photos: No stranger in this Village, James Baldwin recognized with official plaque
Sara Jaffe: From James Baldwin to Lynne Tillman—four influences on Dryland
At Edith Wharton’s House, James Baldwin Receives His Due
James Baldwin, resurgent on screen and on the page in 2015
Maggie Nelson: American classics that influenced the writing of The Argonauts
Remembering Toni Morrison’s friendship with James Baldwin
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