Morgan Jerkins

  1. encounter
    Braiding Her Way Onto BroadwayNana Mensah brings a determined hairdresser to life in Jaja’s African Hair Braiding.
  2. encounter
    Michelle Buteau Shrinks for No OneThe comedian’s new show is as refreshingly sincere as the essay collection it’s based on.
  3. breakout
    The Actor Bringing Harlem to BroadwayKara Young reflects on the politics of performance.
  4. remembrances
    Tina Turner, Queen of the RebrandThe late musician refused to be confined to any single portion of her story.
  5. theater talk
    Claudia Rankine on Death, Reparations, and Becoming a PlaywrightThe celebrated author of Citizen talks about her new play, The White Card —also Mo’Nique, bad reviews, and marketable death.
  6. class is in session
    ‘We Are Living in Evil’: Discussing Friday Black’s Horrific TruthsThe Vulture Spoiler Book Club on the shocking, hilarious, deeply moral stories of Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.
  7. Gucci Mane Got Out of Prison and Wrote a Book. Here’s How It All Happened.“If you want to be a rapper, you have to put yourself in the public eye. You subject yourself to the praise, ridicule, and insults.”
  8. perfect 10
    The Poet Who Inspired Solange’s New Album Talks About Race and BeautyThe MacArthur “genius” grant recipient talks about race and beauty.