Writing

(L to R) Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Sonia Sanchez on dimly lit stage

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sonia Sanchez and Toni Morrison Talk Dangers of Art

The three acclaimed writers sat down for a public conversation at New York City’s Ambassador Theatre.

Shonda Rhimes Says Writing Saved Her Life

While accepting an LGBTQ organization’s award, Rhimes reveals how she dreamed up Shondaland–“a safe space”–as a little girl.

Here's What Zora Neale Hurston Wrote in 1928 About Being 'Colored'

It’s a fitting way to remember what the late author added to America’s dialogue on race.

Here's a List of What Junot Díaz Wants You to Read

Salon tracked down his class syllabus.

Lack of Diversity is Only a Symptom

Daniel José Older’s powerful essay calls out the publishing industry’s institutional racism.