Fidel in Manhattan  

Fidel Castro came to New York this past fall and had the wisdom to conclude his visit by popping into the offices of the New York Times. He boasted about how he had tricked the Times correspondent Herbert Matthews into …



For James Baldwin  

The air snapped and crackled. December weather. The white Christmas minilights were already lit in New York. It was a funny day, this eighth of December. Overnight one had got accustomed to the American flag and the hammer and sickle …