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Poetry and Humor, for Megan Brian April 18, 2014: [caption id="attachment_85320" align="alignright" width="500"] Artist Rex Ray’s iconic paintings of clowns at Gallery 16 in San Francisco[/caption] Only one thing is as dreadful as a poetry reading meant to awe that falls flat, except for one thing, he who tries to write a funny little essay.  Instead I write today on two topics that have [...] by

What Does a Black Poem Look Like? April 9, 2011: The speculations of contemporary thinkers on the future of humankind tend to fail and often seem silly in retrospect. Only those with the power, position and money to design that future (on hugely political, scientific and economic scales) can predict it, because they control and influence the change in and the passage of the four governmental [...] by

Ismael Reed on Twain’s “sensitive” censors January 5, 2011: When Alan Gribben last week explained to Publishers Weekly that his new edition of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was omitting "racially sensitive" language, it wasn't that he was revising history, he was simply reflecting the ways that modern audiences relate to racism. In the 21st Century, we [...] by