Kerri Allen

Kerri Allen

wryly observing life & culture

award-winning journalist | new york times institute for journalism fellow | 300+ stories published worldwide in 10+ languages

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The New York Times

Newark's Brazen Voice | The New York Times

A bit more than 10 years ago, Tracey Scott Wilson descended to the lobby of her apartment building to find a teetering tower of packages addressed to her. It seemed not only that all the manuscripts of her novel had been rejected, but that all 30 had arrived back on her doorstep the same day.

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The New York Times

In the World Of Didi and Gogo

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The New York Times

A Book Overdue, A Man Interrupted

It is a good thing that Plato is dead, because Glen Berger gives the philosopher a run for his money with his harrowing drama ''Underneath the Lintel.''

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The New York Times

Where Being a Girl Scout Is an Act of Courage

On a warm Friday evening earlier this month, Nijerah Battle and Najah McLean walked about two miles from their homes in the Marion Gardens public housing complex here to a Girl Scout meeting.

The New York Times

THEATER REVIEW - Bawdy and British, But No Monty Python

Joe Orton has received a lot of attention recently, largely because of Alec Baldwin's turn in ''Entertaining Mr. Sloane'' at the Roundabout Theater in Manhattan.