Ralph Ellison


A new exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago rescues from obscurity the collaborative prose and photo essays on Harlem by author Ralph Ellison and photographer Gordon Parks.

In honor of the hallowed holiday of 4/20, Sam Munson, author of November Criminals, picks out the best novels, from Invisible Man to Wonder Boys, featuring marijuana and its users.

Why did the acclaimed author of the classic Invisible Man never publish another book? Stanley Crouch on the tortured brilliance of Ellison’s unfinished work and how America failed to appreciate him.