What Made the Civil Rights Movement Successful--And What Came Next

Review of the books Black Magic, by Chad Sanders, and The Movement: The African American Struggle for Civil Rights, by Thomas C. Holt

The Washington Post

February 21, 2021

The Home of Two Cliffs

Personal essay

The Threepenny Review

Spring 2021


The Past and the Iceberg: Black Horror Films, Then and Now


Spring 2021 (forthcoming)


Blues for Mister Stanley

A remembrance of Stanley Crouch

American Book Review

Winter 2021 (forthcoming)

Fear in the Gut, Change in the Air

Review of the film One Night in Miami

Times Literary Supplement

January 22, 2021

Masked Men

Essay on the storming of the U.S. Capitol


January 18, 2021


Time Is Precious: A Conversation with Clifford Thompson

Interviewed by the writer Julie Marie Wade for…

The Rumpus

January 4, 2021


Fictional Blues: Narrative Self-Invention from Bessie Smith to Jack White

Book review

Los Angeles Review of Books

January 4, 2021


The Four Phases of Malcolm X

Review of The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X, by Les Payne and Tamara Payne

Times Literary Supplement

January, 1, 2021

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