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African American Authors

From James Baldwin and Maya Angelou to Toni Morrison and Ta-Nehisi Coates, this collection includes a host of America's most celebrated black authors speaking candidly about how race and racism inform their writing.

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Finishing 'Sunday In The Park': Behind-The-Scenes Stories Of Working With Sondheim

James Lapine worked with Stephen Sondheim on Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods and Passion. In Putting it Together, he draws on interviews with Sondheim and members of the cast and crew.

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Tina Turner Musical Writer Takes On The 'Black Superwoman Myth'

Katori Hall didn't want to gloss over Turner's life in the Tony-nominated musical Tina. Instead, she says, it was important to be "brutally honest" about the pain and trauma Turner has survived.

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'Afterparties' Is A Bittersweet Triumph For A Fresh Voice Silenced Too Soon

Anthony Veasna So's posthumously published short story collection offers a smart, compassionate take on the push-pull of growing up first-generation Cambodian American.

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