All items: Martin Luther King

Linda Hoy reflects on the contribution made by Thoreau to present ideas about the natural world and the value of walking to mental and physical health.
To have a black academic defending hip-hop artists meant so much; it helped give our work currency. Dyson would still be critical of our misogyny and homophobia but he could see the brilliance beyond the b-words.
As the child of immigrants, Ray French knows what it’s like to have to shift between identities — and argues that this is no bad thing for a writer. He considers parallels between the Irish experience and that of other ethnic groups in Europe and America, and shows how this sense of difference has shaped his writing.