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Romance in the Dark – Pierre Briançon

Le livre :<p><i>Romance in the Dark</i> de Pierre Briançon est un livre en anglais évoquant la liaison supposée entre Orson Welles et Billie Holiday. Tout …

Langston Hughes on Riots and Conditions in Harlem

If you are white and are reading this vignette, don’t take it for granted that all Harlem is a slum. It isn’t. There are big apartment houses up on …

San Quentin's inmate-run newspaper suspended over photo controversy

Reporters for San Quentin News — the inmate-produced newspaper at San Quentin State Prison — have no newsroom to report to after prison officials …

San Quentin State Prison (SQ)

• <b>PIA:</b> Furniture manufacturing, mattress manufacturing, Code 7370, CTE Construction Labor, Health Facility Maintenance• <b><br>Vocational:</b> Machine Shop, …

Written by Inmates, Advocating Social Justice

Most Read<p>The hit podcast Ear Hustle, launched from inside a prison, started its first season with the goal of starting a dialogue about incarceration …

Audra McDonald Breaks Billboard Records with LADY DAY Album!

PS Classics' Original Broadway Cast Recording of Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill topped four of the Billboard Charts in its first …

Native Son playbill

Who Dat Singing?

Sasha Frere-Jones has some notes on the strange career of the Saints’ Who Dat chant, explored here yesterday. In addition to Paul Laurence Dunbar, Harpo Marx, and Ron Swoboda, Frere-Jones implicates bounce, a hip-hop form thought to emerge from New Orleans.<p>There were some other interesting …

Close Look: Saints, Lindy Hoppers, and Ice Dancers

Richard Brody, at The Front Row, nicely wraps up a discussion we’ve been having that started with the New Orleans Saints’ “Who Dat” chant and made its way through Paul Laurence Dunbar, minstrel shows, the Marx Brothers, Ivie Anderson, the 1969 Mets, and larger questions of race and Hollywood. And …

Orson Welles and '40s Film Noir

From the brooding shadows and expressionistic deep focus cinematography of his brilliant masterwork <i>Citizen Kane</i> in 1941 to the fluidly moving long …

Dancing Miss | by Darryl Pinckney | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

<i>Darryl Pinckney remembers Elizabeth Hardwick’s portrait of Billie Holiday, which first appeared in the March 4, 1976 issue of</i> The New York Review<i>,</i> …

Rita Dove's "Canary"

By Chantal McStay July 17, 2014<p>The Poem Stuck in My Head<p>Billie Holiday and her dog Mister, New York, ca. June 1946. Photo: William P. Gottlieb<p>Many eminent American poets have elegized Holiday, attempting to capture something of her exquisite voice, whose unique tough-tender grain suggested a life …

Romance in the Dark on Twitter: "Billie Holiday died 55 yrs ago at 3.10, age 44, in Metropolitan Hospital, room 6A12, New York, after a month spent under arrest, in her bed."

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