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Passing Notes Unscripted - Ishmael Reed

The literary giant, social critic, and MacArthur fellow Ishmael Reed talks about his latest collection of essays, Going Too Far. markehayes.blogspot.com/.../pn-unscripted-ishmael-reed.html

Dan Torop's "Skydiving" based on Ishmael Reed poem

Artist Dan Torop's photography exhibition "Skydiving" explores the themes of Ishmael Reed's 1977 poem "Sky Diving". Read more at Art Forum: http://artforum.com/picks/id=26995&view=print

Bill Cosby on Ishmael Reed's Writing Habits

By Barry Beckham: http://barrybeckham.com/?p=53

 

"Do you know Ishmael Reed” he asked.

I shook my head to acknowledge that I knew theCalifornia writer and activist who had founded a small press called I Reed Books.

L.A. Artist Noah Davis: "Savage Wilds"

"The title Savage Wilds references the controversial 1988 play of the same name by Ishmael Reed, in which two women hosting a game show hire an African American comedian to be hunted live on television.  When rubber bullets are mistakenly replaced with real ammunition, the stakes for questions of spectacle and exploitation rise exponentially.  Davis’s paintings achieve

Jazz Giant David Murray on "Monster Love"

With lyrics by Ishmael Reed, "Monster Love" - originally written for Grammy Award-winning artist Macy Gray - will be featured on the new recording by the BlackMusic Infinity Quartet, as reported in The Louisiana Weekly: http://www.louisianaweekly.com/only-in-new-orleans/

 

Ishmael Reed featured on David Hammons's "House of the Future"

"Across the intersection from the flagpole is another, even more ambitious project by David Hammons: an impossibly narrow Charleston single house. Situated diagonally on the corner lot and built to be not much wider than a single doorway, it is a pastiche of classic Charleston building techniques, with three types of traditional roofing and five types of siding.

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