PUBLICATIONS

Books are in blue

Direct web links to essays are underlined

1999

"Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone” (Essay on James Baldwin’s novels)

The Iowa Review, Vol. 29. No. 2, 1999

 

"Miss Evers’ Boys" (Video review)

Cineaste, Vol. 24, No. 4, 1999

On Jazz: Notes of an Enthusiast

The Threepenny Review, Summer 1999

 

Sugar, Muhammad, and Me 

The Threepenny Review, Spring 1992

1998

We Hardly Knew Ye: Four Early Films of Paul Robeson

Cineaste, Vol. 23, No. 4, 1998

 

"Independent’s Day" (Capsule movie review)

Cineaste, Vol. 23, No. 3, 1998

 

Black and American: What Does It Mean? 

Commonweal, February 13, 1998

1997

The Devil Beats His Wife: Small Moments and Big Statements in the Films of Charles Burnett

Cineaste, Vol. 23, No. 2, 1997 

Reprinted in The Best American Movie Writing 1999, St. Martin’s Press, 1999

 

"L.A. Confidential" (Capsule movie review)

Cineaste, Vol. 23, No. 2, 1997

 

Cinemas of the Black Diaspora (Book review)

Cineaste, Vol. 22, No. 4, 1997

 

“Black Is . . . Black Ain’t” (Movie review)

Cineaste, Vol. 22, No. 4, 1997

“Con Air”(Capsule movie review)

Cineaste, Vol. 23, No. 1, 1997

1996

The Brother from Another Race: Black Characters in the Films of John Sayles

Cineaste, Vol. 22, No. 3, 1996

Selected for inclusion in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 198, 2005

 

Paris Blues, Visited

The Iowa Review, Vol. 26,  No. 1, 1996

"Black Film/White Money” (Book review),

Cineaste, Vol. 22, No. 2, 1996

Race and Anger

Commonweal, February 23, 1996

1995

Inventing Our Names, Our Selves

Commonweal, March 24, 1995

Reprinted in Interconnections, Harcourt Brace, 1997

Stand (Short story)

The Brownstone Review, No. 1, 1995

1993

The Meteor Man (Novelization)

 Scholastic, 1993

1992

Black Americans of Achievement: Charles Chesnutt

Chelsea House, 1992

“Company Man and Jumping Ship” (Book reviews)

Emerge, June 1992

1991

“Another Name for My Brother” (Short story)

Scholastic Voice, February 8, 1991

1990

Judgment (Short story)

Published in Terry McMillan’s anthology, Breaking Ice, 1990

Reprinted in How We Live Now, 1992, and Crossing the Color Line, 2000

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