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Emily Bernard

This month marks the 30th anniversary of Alice Walker's winning of the Pulitzer Prize for "The Color Purple," the first for a novel by a black woman.I remember the controversy over the book when it came out. I was 16 and dreaming of becoming a wr... more

Dispatches

I'm glad "Django Unchained" won best original screenplay at the Oscars.For months, I avoided "Django Unchained," assuming that it would be another big picture history lesson, a sober and handwringing treatment of slavery, like "Uncle Tom's Cabin,... more

Dispatches

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