In addition to being an accomplished writer, frequent Commonweal contributor Clifford Thompson is also a self-taught painter.
On this episode, Thompson speaks with associate editor Griffin Oleynick about his first solo gallery show in New York City.
Using Thompson’s art as a jumping-off point, they touch on a range of topics, including music, film, graphic novels, race, and the madness of American politics.
Then, in a special segment, Kaya Oakes speaks briefly with special projects editor Miles Doyle about Doris Grumbach’s memorable portrait of Dorothy Day.
For further reading:
- Clifford Thompson on rootedness and political division
- Clifford Thompson reviews Wendell Berry’s most recent book
- Doris Grumbach reports on a conference with Dorothy Day
“How do you have pride in being Black, and also have pride in being an American?”—Clifford Thompson
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