The Blank on Blank organization has created an animated video starring Even Cowgirls Get the Blues author Tom Robbins. The video embedded above features outtakes from a previously unheard interview conducted with Tod Mesirow that took place in 1994. In the past, the producers behind this YouTube channel made pieces about I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings memoirist Maya Angelou, Where the Wild Things Are creator Maurice Sendak, and Infinite Jest novelist David Foster Wallace.
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The Blank on Blank organization has created an animated video starring I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings memoirist Maya Angelou. The video embedded above features an unheard interview that took place in 1970 between the late author and Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction writer Louis “Studs” Terkel. In the past, the producers behind this YouTube channel made pieces about Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak and Infinite Jest novelist David Foster Wallace.
Maya Angelou’s writings have inspired a new hip-hop CD called “Caged Bird Sings.” The title comes from Angelou’s 1969 autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Angelou took an active role in the creation of this project and was able to complete it prior to her passing. Her words serve as the lyrics for the thirteen songs on this album. In an interview with The Associated Press, Angelou’s grandson Colin A. Johnson revealed that the famed poet was a fan of hip-hop music.
Podio has created an infographic called, “The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People.” The image (embedded below) shows the day-to-day schedules of 26 famous creative professionals including Lolita author Vladimir Nabokov, Slaughterhouse-Five author Kurt Vonnegut, and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author Maya Angelou.
Here’s more from The Huffington Post: “Whether we’re working on our latest novels, paintings or compositions and stuck in ruts, or we’re novices to the creative workspace entirely, we can all benefit from seeing how Charles Dickens, Pablo Picasso, and Mozart spent their days — even if it is just for fun.”
Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending 5/26/14. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green leads the list followed by City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare.
We’ve included Apple’s entire list after the jump. Read more
The New York Public Library (NYPL) is hosting a pop-up exhibit in honor of the late Maya Angelou.
According to the NYPL website, this exhibit has been installed in the lobby of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. It will run from May 30th to June 30th.
Back in 2010, Angelou donated hundreds of boxes filled with her personal papers to the NYPL. Many of the items sourced for this display comes from that donation. Visitors will see letters, handwritten notes, typed drafts of Angelou’s works, a portrait, and more. Will you be making a trip up to Harlem? (via Time Out New York)
Famed writer Maya Angelou has passed away. She was 86-years-old.
Here’s more from The New York Times: “Throughout her writing, Ms. Angelou explored the concepts of personal identity and resilience through the multifaceted lens of race, sex, family, community and the collective past. As a whole, her work offered a clear-eyed examination of the ways in which the socially marginalizing forces of racism and sexism played out at the level of the individual.”
In addition to writing, Angelou proved to be an accomplished Renaissance woman who worked as an activist, entertainer, streetcar conductor, magazine editor, college professor, and lecturer. To commemorate Angelou’s life in letters, we have put together a literary mix tape. Below we’ve included links to free excerpts of Angelou’s books and poems. (Photo Credit: Dwight Carter)
Bluewater Productions has released a comic book biography starring former South African President Nelson Mandela. Tribute: Nelson Mandela,a 32-page comic, features writing by Clay and Susan Griffith and illustrations by Pablo Martinena.
Publisher Darren G. Davis had this statement in the press release: “Not only is this a great way to understand the importance of his contribution to the world, but a great tool for kids to read about him in a different medium. Our biography comic books are now taught in schools and libraries for students and reluctant readers.”
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