Kristal Brent Zook

From Harlem to Hollywood

Photo by Gordon Parks/Corbis It is hard to imagine some of the most revered members of the Harlem Renaissance — that famed black artistic and cultural rebirth of the 1930s — working as hired hands in Hollywood. And yet, legendary essayists, playwrights, poets and novelists such as Wallace Thurman, Langston......

The Rookie

Gina Prince-Bythewood‘s phones are ringing. Two of them, both cordless, side by side on a coffee table. She raises her chin slightly to listen to a distant answering machine before deciding to pick it up. This particular call is from a hair person. And while Prince-Bythewood’s hair is at that......
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