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Ishmael Reed on THE HAUNTING OF LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, in the San Francisco Chronicle

"A full production of my play, "The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda," beginning May 23 at the Nuyorican Poets Café in New York...

Ishmael Reed's THE HAUNTING OF LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, in Current Affairs

"It would be a mistake to underestimate Reed, whose 10th and latest play, The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda, had its first reading at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on the Lower East Side a few weekends ago... Reed has been writing literature and non-fiction since the 1960s, and is widely regarded as one of the most important African American authors." Read more: https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/02/ishmael-reed-doesnt-like-hamilton

Ishmael Reed's THE HAUNTING OF LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, in The New Yorker

"If “Hamilton” is subversive, Reed asks, what is it subverting? Though the musical overthrew Broadway orthodoxy with its casting and music, the version of history that it presents is arguably quite old-fashioned, despite its success in making that history seem hipper.

ISHMAEL REED IN T: THE NEW YORK TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE

Ishmael Reed is prominently featured in the holiday issue of T: The New York Times Style Magazine alongside 32 other black male writers of extraordinary talent. Read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/30/t-magazine/black-authors.... 

Ishmael Reed's CONJUGATING HINDI Reviewed in the LARB

In the Los Angeles Review of Books, author Anita Felicelli writes glowingly of Ishmael Reed's new novel, CONJUGATING HINDI:"As the United States’s ideals come under increasing attack, we need more flame-throwers like septuagenarian Ishmael Reed — more fighters, more tricksters, more eagle-eyed observers with an incendiary spirit, more dazzlingly original artist-writers — willing to defy what is permissible to say, willing to catch it on all sides, and willing to run over boundaries of all kinds into genuinely new or neglected territory."

White Nationalism's Last Stand

When Abraham Foxman, director emeritus of the Anti-Defamation League, said that Trump rallies reminded him of those crowds that adored Hitler, I figured that he probably knew what he was talking about. Other representatives of the organization echoed Foxman’s concerns, and so did the Poverty Law Center, but they weren’t as exciting and eyeball friendly for media owners as much as David Duke, the has-been Klan leader.

Ishmael Reed in the Paris Review

Ishmael Reed is in the Fall 2016 edition of the Paris Review, featured in their prestigious interview series. You can read more or buy the edition at: http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/6806/the-art-of-poetry-no-100-i...

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