Celebrating The Ellison Centennial in New York City

Ralph Ellison stands as one of the most influential figures in American literature. And 2014 marks the hundredth anniversary of his birth, which means that now is as good a time as ever to venture into his body of work for the first time, revisit an old favorite, or find an aspect of his work with which you might have been less familiar.

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“The Shadows Took Shape” Has a Book Club

In news of art with a literary connection, it’s worth noting The Shadows Took Shape, currently up at the Studio Museum in Harlem. If you haven’t read it already, Chase Quinn makes the case for why you should check this out at Hyperallergic. Alternately: do you like the idea of art that takes an aesthetic cue from the likes of Sun Ra, Octavia E. Butler, and Samuel R. Delany? Then this is an exhibit to which you should pay a […]

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