Revolutionary & Colonial Washington Heights, Harlem, Africa, West Indies, Art, Myth, History & Literature: Slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Theology, Military, Labor, Civil Rights, Negritude, Black Power.
This month we’re featuring new stock from the library of the late Judith Gleason, PhD., the first Anglo-American Olorisha initiated into Santeria. An anthropologist who became attracted to the religion while researching Candomble in Brazil, Pierre Verger is thought to be the inspiration for her novel, Agõtĩme (NY: Grossman, a NYTimes Book of the Year in 1970), an [...]
Grand Guy Bruce Weber brought fash’ legend David Bailey about this afternoon, the hottest day of the year, to take pictures around the house with not-yet-on- the-market very yellow Nokia cell phone/cameras. They’re shooting the commercial that will premiere this fall. We’ve Vreeland in common and had a lively reminiscence. Needless to say, it was […]
LANA BORTOLOT for The Wall Street Journal Mark Abramson for The Wall Street Journal Sylvan Terrace in Sugar Hill In a city where neighborhood borders are often staunchly defended, many in Sugar Hill, the [...]