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Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Isabel Wilkerson Random House: 622 pp, $30 It was an all-too-familiar dispatch from a particular time and place. The Clarks, a young black family of four, were trying to improve...
Orlando SentinelTwo decades ago, Eatonville used its link to Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston to get noticed by the world. Now, as the community attempts to transform itself into a major African-American cultural destination, leaders are struggling to define...
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Changing My Mind Occasional Essays Zadie Smith The Penguin Press: 306 pp., $26.95 Reviewing Zadie Smith's 2001 debut, "White Teeth," the critic James Wood lumped the blazing hot young British writer with no less than Salman Rushdie, David Foster...
Daunting as it may be to assemble a centuries-spanning assessment of any country, even one with a fairly linear march through history, how does one approach a culture as unstable, contradictory and contested as ours? Where do you start? Where do you stop?...
Sentinel staffCurrent shows/events 1ST THURSDAYS: ECLECTIC KNIGHTS: art gathering featuring works by UCF alumni and faculty: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 3; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando; $10. DR. SKETCHY: casual artist meetup with live model sketching: 8 p.m....
Jacket CopySince last week's devastating earthquake in Haiti, the world's attention has turned to the country as it rarely has before. Yet it's been the focus of literary explorations for decades. In the 1930s, Zora Neale Hurston traveled to Jamaica and......
Exploring race"The Smithsonian Channel is honoring the legacy of African Americans throughout February with programming dedicated to Black History Month. Smithsonian Channel will shed light on some of the people who have helped shape our nation. "The documentary, "Soul...
Culture Monster“Celebration” happened to be the unofficial theme for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s opening night program Tuesday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the first of four different slates of mixed repertory being presented through...
Opinion L.A.Comedian Kevin Hart was probably upset about not being invited to the UCSD-area Compton Cookout, where white college kids apparently had a ball acting out their ghetto fantasies. So Hart, who has had roles in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and other stuff,...
Sentinel Staff WriterThousands of years have washed over this slender sandbar of a barrier island called Anastasia. But only recently has man written his history on this coastline. As you stand along the park's barren, wind-swept beach, squinting inland over light-washed...
Politics have provided gay Americans like myself with no end of schadenfreude in recent years, what with the antics of Mark Foley, Larry Craig and other I'm-not-gay Republicans. But last weekend, a competing Democratic farce debuted: Barack Obama's...
A Jury of Her Peers American Women Writers From Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx Elaine Showalter Alfred A. Knopf: 608 pp., $30 The title of this, the "first literary history of American women writers ever written," explains Elaine Showalter, comes...
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