Articles written by: Rich Blint

Rich Blint is a scholar, writer and curator. He is currently Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Center for Experimental Humanities, and Research Affiliate at Columbia University’s Institute for Research in African American Studies. He teaches at Barnard College’s Department of Africana Studies. He is co-editor (with Douglas Field) of a special issue ofAfrican American Review on James Baldwin (2014), and upcoming books include A Radical Interiority: James Baldwin and the Personified Self in Modern American Culture, and James Baldwin: An American Exile. He is also co-editor (with Courtney Thorsson) of the forthcoming 1980s volume of the Cambridge African American Literature in Transition: 1750-2015 series. His writing has appeared in Anthropology Now, African American Review, The James Baldwin Review, The Brooklyn Rail and sx visualities. Curatorial projects include Renee Cox: Revisiting The Queen Nanny of the Maroons Series at Columbia (2016), The Devil Finds Work: James Baldwin on Film at The Film Society of Lincoln Center (2015), and The First Sweet Music at Hanes Art Center (2014). He has received fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon and Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship foundations.

“Like Rain, Like Thunder, Like Lightning, Like Fire”
Arts & Culture / Politics / The Reading Room / Vol. 1 No. 2

“Like Rain, Like Thunder, Like Lightning, Like Fire”

By the time James Baldwin took the stage at the University of Chicago in May 1963 to speak on the subject of “The Moral (or Social) Responsibility of the Artist,” an impatient authority was immediately discernible. This recently unearthed recording of the novelist, essayist, playwright, and poet, reveals a weary […]

Down Freedom Road
Convergence / Health / Politics / Vol. 1 No. 1

Down Freedom Road

Last Thanksgiving, my mother sat in her open family room staring before and behind her as she told an animated story to me and my eldest sister. Her attention was distracted by the television she sat in front of while we stood, and the visage of Donald J. Trump that […]