Erin Aubry

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  • 14 years ago | Longform

    Gordon Parks is a photojournalist, art photographer, author, composer and director best known for his groundbreaking films The Learning Tree and the original Shaft. A 30-year retrospective of his photography, “Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gor...

  • 15 years ago | Theater

    What did the L.A. director of The Darker Face of the Earth think when the show, scripted by a former American poet laureate, debuted in Oregon four years ago? Truthfully, not much. “I had heard of Rita Dove, but had never followed her work,&#...

  • 15 years ago | Longform

    The problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line. --W.E.B Du Bois, 1903 The overriding experience of the black American has been grief and sorrow and no man can change that fact. His grief has been realistic and appropriate. W...

  • 15 years ago | Travel

    Sweetie and I had been dating almost a year when he announced that we were going to make a pilgrimage to the Grand Canyon. He had been there once, on a motorcycle caravan, and described that first view with a solemnity reserved for his guitars. I ...

  • 15 years ago | Film and TV

    Photo by D. Stevens Seven years ago, Albert and Allen Hughes’ first film took a savage and unsentimental — and ultimately soulless — look at thug life in L.A. Menace II Society, a piece of irredeemable urban pornography, solidified ...

  • 15 years ago | Books

    Photo from And Still We Rise In his new book, And Still We Rise, Miles Corwin inadvertently addresses a great question of this postmodern, post-riot literary age, one that has been corrupted by celluloid urban outlaws, sullen gang confessionals an...