Toni Morrison

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Self design

"The Process Show" is neither a recreation of Pope.L's studio, nor an explanation of his practice; rather, its aim is to be a portrait of the artist's headspace.
William Pope.L is very present at 37-A
By ANNIE LARMON  |  March 12, 2010

Ghost story

Toni Morrison's colonial America
Toni Morrison's colonial America
By RICHARD BECK  |  November 24, 2008

Call of the cash

Naming The Merchant of Venice after Antonio is like naming Medea after Jason.
The Merchant of Venice ; Voyeurs de Venus ; The Oil Thief
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 11, 2008

Winners and sinners

Ah, fall, when Nobel Prize winners are announced — and, now, when past winners turn up with more good reading.
Barth, Bolaño, Roth, Morrison, and more
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  September 08, 2008

Dysfunction junction

A Delicate Balance  is 40 years old now, but like the patrician clan at the frightened heart of it, the play has good bones.
A Delicate Balance; The Gibson Girl; Some Men
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 25, 2008

Bad-boy cool

“People look at an oil painting and admire the use of brushstrokes to convey meaning. People look at a graffiti painting and admire the use of a drainpipe to gain access.”
‘Street Level’ at the ICA, plus Ranjani Shettar and David Claerbout
By GREG COOK  |  March 24, 2008


Identity crisis

“My eyes,” she says. “I want them blue. I want them blue so my mama love me and I have friends and people don’t do ugly things in front of me and I stop being invisible.”
Providence Black Rep’s The Bluest Eye
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 12, 2008

Crossword: ''Did I stutter?''

Sure sounded like it
By MATT JONES  |  February 06, 2008

Just the facts

Phillipe + Jorge wake up frightened by a bizarre new concept in the literary world: a book by a politician that actually tells the truth.
Linc Chafee exhibits typical candor in his forthcoming book
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 30, 2008

The best on the boards

There have been a few muggings on the rialto this year.
Theatre: 2007 in review
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 17, 2007

Rabbit forming

For further indication of the darkening zeitgeist, consider the personae of imaginary rabbits.
Donnie Darko, plus The Bluest Eye and To Kill a Mockingbird
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 08, 2007


Something to talk about

Is it possible to rate the “single best work of American fiction published in the last 25 years?”
The New York Times ranks recent fiction
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 07, 2006