Monthly Archives: December 2014

Acting _____ enough (fill in the blank)

The comedian, Chris Rock, has made a movie, apparently, whose title I don’t know. Sorry. But in an interview he spoke of the challenge he faces in all his work—that of staying Black enough. He pointed out that his humor … Continue reading

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Daniel Handler’s Remarks at the National Book Award Ceremony

So many of my writing friends have been dismayed, and probably more to the point, angered by the remarks of Daniel Handler at the National Book Award ceremonies recently. On the one hand, many of us have admired Handler’s work, … Continue reading

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