Lost in Language & Sound

Readers familiar with poet/author/playwright Notzake Shange's work, including her award-winning play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, know she can explore the touchiest topics (race, gender) with power, passion, and lyrical flair. In this memoir/collection of essays, she considers her life as a woman of color and an artist, as well as her childhood and the love for music and dance she inherited from her parents.

July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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