The Rules of the Game: On Toni Ann Johnson’s “Light Skin Gone to Waste”

OCTOBER 18, 2022 IN HER SUPERB new story collection Light Skin Gone to Waste, Toni Ann Johnson follows the Arrington family, starting in the not-so-distant world of 1962. From there, via parents Phil and Velma and daughter Maddie, we travel through the ’70s, ’80s, and up to 2005, along the way visiting the Bronx, West … Read more

Changing the ground rules

Carey Perloff is a writer and theater director whose most celebrated achievement so far has been an extended period of reviving and running the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, where her repertoires were exceptionally wide-ranging. She has a long-standing fondness for two British playwrights, Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard, and her new book is … Read more