How If Beale Street Could Talk Author James Baldwin Went From Literary Critic to Civil-Rights Icon

History changed around James Baldwin, but the glaring contradiction in American life that he so often highlighted still lurks within it. The author’s work argued that white Americans who boast of the United States as a nation of freedom can … Read more…

Princess Eugenie’s weird wedding request that compared hubby to doomed literary character

Princess Eugenie may want to reread “The Great Gatsby.” The British royal family member — or as we Americans know her, one of Queen Elizabeth’s other grandkids — had a strange request at her Windsor Castle wedding Friday. Eugenie, cousin … Read more…