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Their Eyes Were Watching God...While Their Ears Were Listening to the Radio

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The New York Times reports that a radio-play adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's monumental and beloved 1937 novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, will be presented later this month to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the novel's publication. The radio-play is to star Phylicia Rashad (of The Cosby Show fame, and who–let's get the sports tie-ins tied in where we can–was previously married to the NFL wide receiver and sportscaster Ahamad Rashad) and be directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson (who's currently performing on Broadway in Stick Fly with Phylicia's daughter, Condola Rashad–who's father, to get a sports reference in...ah, you get it). The...

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The Zora Neale Hurston T-Shirt: In a Sunshine State

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Novel-T is in Miami, Florida for the weekend for the Miami Book Fair, one of our favorite events of the year.  For a couple kids from New York, it's hard to beat the chance to shoot down to the sunny climes of South Florida to talk books for a few days. It's also a good chance for us to talk about one of the newest additions to the Novel-T league, Zora Neale Hurston. Hurston was a great student of the culture and history of Florida, both of which she brought to bear in her most widely-read novel, Their Eyes Were Watching...

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