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Lola on Marlie, a new cultural and political online show…talking riding the subway while black and more.

We talked about the new Kanye album, the passing of John Witherspoon, riding the subway while black and more!

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Lola on “Reid This, Reid That” podcast with Joy-Ann Reid and Jacque Reid

A fun discussion with the play cousins Joy and Jacque about British culture, attitudes to race and class and why the tabloids are so mean to Meghan Markle. I’m on about 40 minutes in.

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How Alice Neel’s Sharp, Compassionate Eye Painted Harlem

[Originally published in The Atlantic] The artist’s portraits of neighbors, icons, and strangers show a keen and democratic attention to detail. A detail from “Mercedes Arroyo,” 1952DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY When, in 1938, Alice Neel decided to relocate from Greenwich Village to Spanish Harlem with José Negrón, a musician and her then-boyfriend, she was making a […]

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Leave confederate history in the past

[Originally published in The Guardian] Virginia governor Bob McDonnell wants to celebrate confederate history – but it is inextricably linked to slavery There’s no shortage of events to create uproar in America. A couple of weeks ago it was caused by members of the Tea Party who seemed to forget that this is 2010, not […]