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The Undersung

  1. books
    The Best New Novel Was Written 90 Years AgoAn unearthed book by the Harlem Renaissance’s Claude McKay is a modern masterpiece.
  2. appreciations
    Clare Torry’s Voice Is Seared Into Your Brain Whether You Know It or NotHer performance on Pink Floyd’s “The Great Gig in the Sky ” manages to express the full range of human emotion without relying on words.
  3. appreciations
    Gillian Armstrong and Her Protagonists Redefined the Modern Movie HeroineHer work was vibrant and searching and messy in the best sense, and she put women’s psychology onscreen in ways that were never reductive.
  4. appreciations
    Alice Childress Didn’t Defang Her Plays, and Producers Said NoAny list of great American playwrights is incomplete without her — she saw deep into history, into the theater, into blackness, into whiteness.
  5. the lost canon
    It’s Time We All Heard the Music of Lili BoulangerOne of France’s great composers, she was ignored because she was a woman who died young.
  6. the lost canon
    Juano Hernández Should Have Been a Hollywood LegendAn Afro-Latino actor, he remains curiously absent in reexaminations of black identity throughout film history.
  7. the lost canon
    Beauford Delaney Very Nearly Disappeared from Art HistoryAs a black, gay painter, even when he was celebrated, it was not as an equal to his contemporaries.
  8. the lost canon
    Anne Beatts Was Always More Interesting Than John HughesEvery teen series and movie that followed Beatts’s Square Pegs owes it, and her, a debt of total gratitude.