Malaparte’s “Diary of a Foreigner in Paris”

Thursday, October 1st, 2020 at 5:00pm ET Jenny McPhee (NYU)in conversation withStephen Twilley (translator) andEdmund White (author)Franco Baldasso (Bard) New York Review Books Classics has recently published a new translation by Stephen Twilley of Curzio Malaparte’s Diary of a Foreigner in Paris, the journal in which the Italian writer and correspondent recounts his stay in the French capital after World War II. The translator …

Confronting July 4th: Support the Coalition to Honor Black and Indigenous Activists

My great friend, the activist Anne Maguire, is part of the Coalition to honor black and indigenous activists who have organized a march and rally on July 4th in NYC. Here is the plan: "The world appears to be changing very quickly, but of course it isn’t. There are decades (centuries, really) of activism behind …

white people. do something. (#8) And Happy Bourdain Day!

8. Donate to anti-white supremacy work such as your local Black Lives Matter Chapter, the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, the NAACP, Southern Poverty Law Center, United Negro College Fund, Black Youth Project 100, Color of Change, The Sentencing Project, Families against Mandatory Minimums, A New Way of Life, and Dream Defenders. Join some of these list-serves and take …

Happy Juneteenth!

 “No one of us can be free until everyone is free.”  -Maya Angelou This year, finally, I have informed myself about Juneteenth. Yes, I know, where have I been? But I am here now. Juneteenth, when the last of the enslaved black population in Galveston, Texas received word that they were officially free, should be …

Join me and Martha in Conversation Tonight at Princeton Public Library (virtually)

This is going to be fun and interesting. Family secrets will be revealed!!! If you already signed up for this, there was a glitch, and you will need register again here.  See you there!   The Princeton native authors talk about Martha McPhee's new book, “An Elegant Woman,” which is drawn from family history. "An …

white people. do something. (4)

  4. If you or a friend is an educator, buy said friend books that feature POC as protagonists and heroes, no matter the racial make-up of the class. A few good lists are here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. And/or purchase educational toys that feature POC, such as finger puppets, Black History Flashcards, etc for their classroom. Use these items …