Another year in the books. The Big Smoke America is now four years old and has published over 1,700 articles and essays. Here are the Top 10 from 2019.
“Poet-Sheriff” and Howard University Professor Tony Medina’s craft is getting more potent by the decade. Look out, Trump, the Poet-Sheriff is right there in D.C.
From the brittle cold, poet Jacob Minasian fashions a warm Ginsbergian cup of Caffè Americano. Patrick A. Howell sat down with Minasian to discuss his work.
Kevin Feige’s brilliant casting of Mahershala Ali in a new Blade feature film would be genius with Wesley Snipes as Whistler.
Patrick A. Howell spoke with Tori Reid about writing, catching dreams, and her forthcoming memoir, Love Yourself Through It.
Patrick A. Howell shares his thoughts following the recent passing of his father, takes in the changes around him, and thinks about moving forward.
Patrick A. Howell eulogizes the recent passing of his father, a wonderful and great man who continues to parent, teach, and provide strength.
Patrick A. Howell and Sara Kellel examine 2020 presidential hopefuls, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders. Both show that all “black” candidates are not created equal.
Black Panther is Marvel’s first Oscar-winning film. Patrick A. Howell explores the impact of Black Panther on our history and culture, beyond the award recognition.
Tom Lutz has quietly been structuring one of the four corners of the Southern California literary scene. Patrick A. Howell spoke with Dr. Lutz about receiving the American Book Award in 2008 and his take on current events.