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The Master of Aracataca

With the news arriving today, on Gabriel García Márquez’s birthday, that 100 Years of Solitude is coming to Netflix,  we visited our Archives to read Ilan Stavans on Gabriel García Márquez, the filmmaker. This essay appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review in 1995.  __________________________________________________________________________________________ The publication

Fred Astaire and the Blackface Talking

One might argue that blackface performances of the thirties and forties (and earlier) are so far in the past and such a product of their time as to be beyond judgment, but I’d disagree. I’d rather assessments of artists be made with knowledge of their warts and all.