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PREVIEW: Laina Dawes’s “What Are You Doing Here?”

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Exploring what it’s like to be black and female in the metal and hardcore scenes

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Announcing Expanded Book Coverage

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Increasing our focus on writers from the diaspora

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Meet the new US Poet Laureate: Natasha Tretheway

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Shouting out our new US Poet Laureate

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History and Legacy with Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts and Simone Leigh

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Natalie Peart on using history to interact with the present

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VIDEO: Baratunde Thurston — “How To Be Black” (trailer)

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Don’t be a racist: Buy this book.

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REVIEW: Umair Haque – “The New Capitalist Manifesto” (Harvard Business Review Press)

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A look at 21st century capitalism–and its implications for 21st century culture

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TONIGHT: The "Coon Bidness" Launch

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Greg Tate and LaTasha Diggs invite you to celebrate the launch of their new literary magazine.

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TRAILER: Tayari Jones's "Leaving Atlanta" heads to screen

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The celebrated and nuanced story of fifth-graders living through the Atlanta Child Murders heads into production.

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REVIEW: Steven Roby & Brad Schreiber – "Becoming Jimi Hendrix"

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A recent book on the rock icon brings his humanity to the fore.

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New ringShout Reading Series Kicks Off 9/10

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Black literary excellence has a home at the 2010 Brooklyn Book Festival.

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